A little late for Halloween posts, but we left our cameras at home!
The whole buying team and some of Free People Direct dressed up as coke cans on Halloween! One of the buyers made all of the red tube dresses and everyone stenciled their own, added their own Americana accessories (denim jackets and mustang parts) and wore can tabs on chains around their necks.

meg hayne -Nov 07, 2008, 12:13PM
how funny, i am sorry i missed it that day. what a great idea. very creative ladies

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Gee’s Bend Quilts

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You might remember when I mentioned the Gee’s Bend quilts a while back. They are completely exquisite, and use really unique techniques and styles – all in all, totally inspiring! They are currently being exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and I just wanted to give everyone who is in the area a reminder! This is a really great chance to see 74 of these amazing and historical quilts before they go home on December 14th. Go on a Sunday to pay whatever you like instead of the normal $14 museum entrance fee. (I’m going this Sunday!) Check out the museum’s page for some cool background information about the quilts, and for tons of pictures of them go here.

Libby -Nov 03, 2008, 12:54PM
I saw these quilts in August of 2007 at the art museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wonderful work and story.

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Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a fun way to celebrate and have a big hurrah before winter arrives!
Here at the home office, we are happily enjoying a number of festivities, including an adorable doggy costume parade thrown by our sister brand, Anthropologie! I went over and had a look, and there were so many cute little costumes! I snapped a few pictures; check them out!

Here comes the parade, led by a cute lobster and a football star!

A cute little bat!
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Detective Pug is looking for clues…
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Meanwhile Hula Dancer Pug gets ready to dance!
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Here we have a great big bumble bee!
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…And a little tiny bumble bee!
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Last but not least, my personal favorite doggy costume, the Phillies Phanatic! So cute!

Cufflinks -Nov 03, 2008, 2:41AM
cute pets.
Autumn Murphy -Nov 01, 2008, 9:51PM
AWWWW!! i want a doggie now!

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Spookshows.com just added a collection of vintage poison labels to their collection of Halloween images. You can download a zip file with high quality images and can do with them what you wish. The site suggests cutting them out and putting them on cocktail glasses for your Halloween party!

Did you know there was one? Check out this info about Anoka, the Halloween capital!
“Anoka, Minnesota is believed to be the first city in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks. When Anokans awoke to find their cows roaming Main Street, their windows soaped and their outhouses tipped over, they decided something had to be done.”
“Anoka has always worked to keep a family spirit alive in its Halloween festivities. Activities have included pillow fights, a kangaroo court, fireworks displays, royalty coronations, concerts, dances, window painting contests, house decorating contests, celebrity appearances, costume contests, style shows, story-telling, races and, in the 1960s, a snake dance that took long lines of participants in and out of area businesses and homes.”
Sounds like fun! Check out the site for more history and some cute old photos.

bathrooms -Jan 09, 2010, 2:02AM
Thanks for posting this, lifted my day.
kate -Oct 31, 2008, 10:10AM
Oh my goodness, I really need to go there to rekindle my Halloween spirit, it sounds amazing. I also believe there should be a place like this for Christmas-related celebrations, where all you do is go sledding, drink cider, trim trees and sing carols. Please let me know if you find one, I'll be on the next plane.

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The other day I spotted a little cardigan I hadn’t seen yet on our website, and I think I’m in love! Check out the Colonel Sparkle Cardigan and all the colors it comes in below!

Above, the cardigan is shown in Olive Heather.

Here is the cardigan in Charcoal.
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Finally, the cardigan in Blue Heather.
I just love this sweater! I think it is so cute! Which color do you like it in best?

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Soto Softies provided step by step instructions for this adorable bat finger puppet! I love him! He’d be such a cute Halloween gift.
They even provided a PDF pattern. Check out the blog for more pictures.
Found via Indie Fixx. Check it for more Spooktacular Craftiness.

Maritza -Nov 03, 2008, 3:43PM
Hi! Thanks for including my bat tutorial on your blog. You're right! He does look like a little deer before the wings, which gives me an idea.... I'll be posting more tutorials on my blog for the upcoming holidays, so please drop by. Thanks again!
fpgirl -Oct 30, 2008, 12:04PM
yeah! before he has wings, he looks like a little deer!

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nice font

I love this hand-drawn knot font! You can have it for yourself at HandMadeFont.
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As many of you may already know, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team has gone to the World Series! They have now won four games, and need only one more win to be the World Series champions! Tonight, they play at home here in Philadelphia, and tonight could be the night! Excitement is at a fever pitch, and everyone around the home office has been showing off their Phillies spirit! They all look really cute too!

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Yes, that is her ticket to the game tonight! She is one lucky girl!
Go Phightin’ Phils!

michelle -Oct 30, 2008, 3:11PM
ya! go phillies!!! we won!!! woooooooo!!!

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As you might have noticed, we are really getting in the mood for the Halloween Season here at Free People! It’s so much fun!
We went around the home office and asked people to tell us about their most memorable Halloweens. There were so many cute and hilarious stories – have a look at our video and see for yourself!

Don’t forget to check out our latest B15 Threads as well! Luren from our Visual Display Team shows us how to make the cutest tutus!

Alexis -Oct 25, 2008, 4:24PM
woo... really want to join your interesting function. Kris , I had a bone head to scare the people in the street last year .. is funny.. but somebody was frightened and hit my head..... >woo... really want to join your interesting function. Kris , I had a bone head to scare the people in the street last year .. is funny.. but somebody was frightened and hit my head..... ><~~
pruittfpgirl -Oct 24, 2008, 5:05PM
i just wanted to say RYANNE you are SO CUTE!

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Hooray! We have a new Free People wallpaper for you, and it has a super cute Halloween-theme, made for you by our graphic designers! I have it as my desktop right now!
Go here to download it, and be sure to check out our desktop wallpaper set on Flickr for more fun FP wallpaper!

yttr -Oct 27, 2008, 11:38AM
amazing!!!!!!

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Loving this candy corn soap from Smoky Mountain Scents on Etsy! Found it on Etsy’s Halloween Gift Guide. Check it out for a lot more spooky handmade gifts!

shauna rogers -Oct 24, 2008, 10:36AM
This is great soap - I love it! Just discovered this site and I am happy I did!! Back to browsing!! Shauna

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