embroidery by nea

Nea makes these “wall wear” cross stitch embroidery decorations, and has transformed the idea into a necklace as well! I love the metal details mixed in with the threads! Check out the nea etsy shop and the creativadoration blog for more info. (The blog is half in French and half English, but you can always enjoy the pictures!)
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acer -Jul 03, 2008, 11:57PM
your all being mean that is a lovely bag with a nice design i like it !!
fpgirl -Jun 24, 2008, 8:39AM
Hi Janick! You're welcome! I really love your work.

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Aren’t these frames so cool? Recently we got an email from Free People girl Chelsea Wilcox, who asked us if we might like to see some picture frames she made out of Free People catalogs. We did, and we loved them so much, we wanted to share them with you!
Here’s a little note from Chelsea, who is pictured on the right in the top two photos:
“I’m 18 years old and an avid lover of Free People clothes! I recently made a bunch of frames decorated with snippets from the two most recent Free People magazines. I just cut out all the designs I liked into squares and rectangles from clothes and patterns that were within the magazine. Then I placed the cut-outs on a photo matte-board that had been cut to place a picture inside. You don’t really have to use a matte-board, a hard piece of cardboard would work as well. And, you do not have to have the matte-board pre-cut, you could also glue your photo in the center and work around it–but having it pre-cut makes the photo a lot more evenly placed!”
I think this is such a cool idea. Thank you for sharing Chelsea!
Check out this older post for another cool way to craft with Free People catalogs!

Tom Schavo -Jun 23, 2008, 10:48AM
Aint that too jazy looking frames? ma idea would be little jazzy and little descent, makes cool frames. what guys?
B -Jun 23, 2008, 8:18AM
Those look so good! I actually did the same thing, after the blog with the jewelry. I made a shelf in my closet too :o)

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I hate going to the grocery store and putting my tomatoes in one plastic bag, avocado in another, and broccoli in yet another. I need to start bringing some reusable produce bags! You can buy the one pictured from lima bean home on etsy, make your own, or even use your Free People muslin shopping bags.

Michelle -Jun 20, 2008, 9:03PM
I love this idea! I always put produce in my cart loose, so I don't have to use the plastic, but this would be so easy and stop my apples from rolling away!

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These cool scenes are from Terrain’s first store! Terrain is a sister brand of Free People, as they are both affiliated with Urban Outfitters Inc.
Terrain features a lot of the things a garden nursery would feature, like an array of plants, flowers and trees, and landscaping services. It also has some stunning and eclectic furniture and decorations for the home. Besides all that you can find some really incredible skincare products and even books at Terrain!
The store is located in Glen Mills, PA, a town outside of Philadelphia. This weekend they are having a fun container gardening event, on Saturday at 10am and again at 2pm! Check them out if you are in the area!

heatha -Jun 20, 2008, 9:30PM
anyone who lives in the area should check out terrain! it is a such a nice place to wander around-so many fun things to take a look at!

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Yesterday we did an employee profile on Sara, our Web Production Assistant, and found out that one of her hobbies is cooking! So today, Sara has shared with us one of her favorite recipes, which aside from being easy to try on your own, is sure to hit the spot if you like chicken!
Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
You Will Need:
1 Roasting Chicken (5-6 lbs)
Black Pepper
1 large bunch of fresh thyme (some for inside the chicken, some will get tossed with the veggies)
1 lemon (cut in half)
A few cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
Olive Oil
Vegetables – 1 large yellow onion, 1 bulb of fennel cut into wedges, 4 carrots cut into 2 inch pieces
You can also add various veggies to your taste! Some suggestions include squash, zucchini, broccoli – any veggies you like, as they will all roast in the bottom of the pan.
To Begin:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove the chicken giblets.
Rinse the chicken inside and out and pat dry.
Salt and pepper the inside of the chicken.
Stuff the chicken with a bunch of thyme, the lemon cut in half, and all the chopped garlic.
Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper.
Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
Place the onions, carrots, and fennel and veggies in a roasting pan.
Toss with salt, pepper, some sprigs of thyme, and olive oil.
Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh.
Remove the chicken and vegetables to a plate and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes.
Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.
So tasty and easy to make!
Here is a picture of the finished product from the last time Sara made this dish, for her mother!

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handmade wilderness

I discovered ruby’s lounge animal heads on etsy’s featured seller. Jennifer Khoshbin hand crafts these beautiful animal heads from resin and graphic wallpapers. See the whole series of Handmade Wilderness-The Paper Deer Head Project on her etsy shop and read the feature interview while it lasts!

rdekko -Nov 27, 2009, 4:51PM
Oh! i loved this post. You know i have discovered Ruby 2 years ago and i immediately bought the third on the list you have here. The pink and green and pale blue is a gorgeous head. I have placed it in my living room and it looks fabulous. I am in love with this piece. Imagine she posted right to Greece. I was waiting to have it for a whole month because of the distance, but it was worth it. Just found your blog, it is really special. Love from a Greek deco blogger. P.S. of course i will link back to you.
dez -Jun 18, 2008, 6:09PM
incredible artwork. I love all of it, esp. Orbit from Book Project 1 @ www.jenkhoshbin.com and the red cardinal deer head.

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Check out this week’s Decor It Yourself episode, the Backyard Overhaul. They have lots of good ideas to turn your backyard into a beauty, even if your yard is just a concrete wasteland.

weight worries

Many of you have at some point in your lives come across worry dolls, which originate for the most part in Guatemala. A person who worries too much to sleep tells their worries to the doll and then places it under their pillow. The doll worries for the person and the person awakens rested and worry-free.
But what you may not have seen is a cute and amusing worry doll that is specific to ones particular worries, in this case, weight worries. Our wovens design assistant found this at the Cincinnati museum of art. I think the extra string around the middle is really cute!

Marissa -Jun 16, 2008, 8:05PM
I used to have a bunch of worry dolls when I was little. They were tiny, so I tended to lose one now and then when I put them under my pillow, but I loved them. So colorful and comforting. I wish I knew where they were now that my life is full of more worries than ever.
Kelsie -Jun 16, 2008, 12:15PM
I love the idea of this. I have never heard of this but it sounds like a wonderful way to put your worries aside. I would love one of these, or maybe a few. I have a tendency to worry about things.

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merit badges

How amazing are these merit badges for adults? I would much prefer a handcrafted merit badge to celebrate an achievement than, say, a greeting card (I’m talking the hallmark variety). Lee Meszaros of goodEGG Industries is creating these badges lovingly silkscreened, painted, and embroidered on cotton by hand.
I think my favorites are “getting back on the horse” “being a dirtbag” and “having meat on your bones.” What are your favorites??
found on my love for you

Custom Buttons -Jan 20, 2011, 4:01PM
Badges and buttons are very cool accessories which enhances the all over look of the appearance. Badges can be used on bags and clothes. Nowadays slogans and designs are most common which are used to design the badges. Buttons changes the get up of the shirts you wear and now fancy buttons have entered the markets.
Caroline -Jun 10, 2008, 8:52PM
Wow...I love them all!!! Pushing the Envelope and Going out on a limb are probably my favorites though.

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shadow puppets

Check out these awesome shadow puppet cards our wovens design assistant Jessica got from Optical Toys, which specializes in pre- and proto-cinematic toys, paper toys, and simply cool old-time toys. I checked out their site and saw a lot of interesting finds! These particular cards were reflected from the original cards made in 1890, and show you how to make different shadow animals!


I just wanted to give everyone in the Philadelphia area a heads-up about the Art Star Craft Bazaar taking place this Saturday and Sunday at Penn’s Landing! It should be a blast, and have tons of awesome stuff! Bands too! Check out more info about it at Art Star’s site!

Illustration by Julie West © 2008 Art Star, LLC

DIY jewelry

I love this video Nylon did with Lula Frost! Learn to make beautiful jewelry from vintage pieces.

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