etsy storque

If you have visited etsy lately, you have seen their new blog/newspaper/ezine called The Storque. It’s really cool, covering topics about etsy crafters and all that surrounds the crafting lifestyle. I like that blogs are morphing into these more magazine-like entities are creating such a tight knit community (no pun intended).

Delilah -Oct 01, 2007, 1:17AM
For the dark fairy entry i was wondering about douglas Foulke's portfolio. First of all i was wondering why in the catalog the pictures didn't have wings and also was wondering where you could find the wings, they were so cool! (Halloween costume) THanks... please reply

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bubbles while you work

When is the last time you blew bubbles? I spotted this on pan-dan and had to check it out. Designed by Jason Amendolara, this dish scrubber is also a bubble wand! It is silly but the thought of it just makes me smile. Check out the other designs nominated for the Cooper Hewitt People’s Design Award. Nominate and vote on your favorites! Here are some of mine…

Good Magazine
Play for Pump, entertaining children and creating clean drinking water
cowboy boots.

Fellow FP girl reccomended this event and I thought it highly appropriate now that we have a store in Austin!
Check out Stitch 2007 on November 10th, and get tickets because they sell out! Indie craft fair and fashion show goin on, so go and support the community. The money raised benefits the Stitch Grant awarded for Indie and Craft Upstarts. Woohoo.

I wanted to share this video posted on the Stitch blog. It is a clip from Handmade Nation aka the Indie Craft Documentary

kendall -Sep 19, 2007, 6:39PM
no problem! :]
fpgirl -Sep 19, 2007, 9:07AM
Oopsie. Thanks Kendall! I fixed the link...

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Check out the trailer for the latest issue of Fly, the magazine of fashion on film. I love the auditions! I wish I could rent Fly DVDs at my neighborhood video store…

cooper's girl -Sep 11, 2007, 9:35AM
hey justthinkin' :) i'm 26. heck yeah i wear FP clothing all the time. it's about creating your personal style and FP has pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe no matter what your age.
fpgirl -Sep 07, 2007, 5:48PM
Hey justthinkin'. We have done a few different surveys of both our store and web customers. The ages are seriously all over the place from teens to grandma's and lots of 20 somethings. The 26 year old girl is kind of a way for us to focus our aesthetic and keep a clear idea of the kind of girl we imagine to love Free People. Whether you are 18 or 45, we like to think there is something about this imaginary free spirited 26 year old FP girl that you are in love with...

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hack 2 school

You may have seen this around the blogosphere, but I thought I’d give my recommendation as well. Core 77 did this back to school guide with helpful tips for all of you designers and designer wannabes. From key items to invest in to simple photoshop tricks, with some wit and humor thrown in. There’s some good advice that translates for those of us that have graduated to business world too. So check it out, because they used hot pink glue guns in the image.

chloec. -Sep 12, 2007, 8:19AM
oh man. i loved this link so much i am torn whether to tell everyone about it or hide it and pretend to be cool. jeeeze.

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craft inc.

Thought I’d pass along this recommendation to all of our crafty readers. I spotted this book on Lena Corwin’s blog and it definitely sounds like a must read for all of you small business crafty girls. Check out the website and Lena’s review!

margo slinger

Thank you to Bloesem for intoducing me to the work of Margo Slinger. You have to check out her website of work. It is so clever and funny and beautiful. All of the buttons on her website are little vintage buttons (an one silly rabbit?). The navigation is a little tricky, and it’s easy to get lost in Slingerland, but so much fun…

true nature -Sep 01, 2007, 6:14PM
totally gorgeous!!

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trompe l’oiel

Loveforever posted this photo from our catalog on both her blog and her inspiration board. But, she also questioned, is this lace or lace wallpaper? I had no idea, so I asked the catalog team. They said it was wallpaper, and that it looked so real, it even tricked your eyes when you were standing right in front of it. It was in the bathroom of this amazing house they shot at in London…

fpgirl -Sep 11, 2007, 7:55PM
wow. Thanks Di!
Di Overton -Sep 11, 2007, 5:43PM
This wallpaper is available from Sera London a fabulous boutique also online at

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Spotted this over on and had to share. Images above are by Audrey Penven. She sews on film negatives in a darkroom wearing nightvision goggles. Pretty amazing.

So I’m sure you’ve already come across notcouture, fashionable offspring of favorite design site, notcot. Well this week notcouture is celebrating their official launch! Be sure to check out both of the sites, and take notice of special discounts for notcot readers from some of your favorite retailers (hint hint hint). And start submitting some of your favorite items on notcouture!

JUDY -Sep 18, 2007, 8:16PM
teri -Aug 11, 2007, 12:51PM
What happened to the promo code? Bummer

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wind bells

PingMag just did this entry featuring Japanese wind bells. Every July in Kanagawa, people visit the Kawasaki Taishi Wind Bell Market. Can you imagine how magical and peaceful it would be to walk through an entire market filled with these bells? These photos are my favorites, but check out PingMag for more pics and info…

Take a listen…

bape hoodies -Nov 06, 2007, 12:14AM
I love Japan, I went there 2 and a half months ago to buy bape, amazing.
ijlal/freegal -Jul 31, 2007, 8:42PM
I love the japenese wind bells, I saw a show recently showing how they are made very cool

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you say tomato

Attack of the giant tomato pincushion! No, it’s a bean bag chair, and you can make it. Spotted on love forever and find the tutorial on how to make your own at etsy labs. I wanna take a field trip there!

WendyB -Aug 12, 2007, 3:51AM
That's so cute!
Ijlal/freegal -Jul 27, 2007, 9:21PM
I just love it the tomatoe pin bean bag chair is so adorable for the sewing and crafty lovers

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