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“temari is an ancient folk art form originating in china and later introduced to japan by traveling chinese monks. first crafted as a child’s toy from remnants of old silk kimonos, temari evolved into an art form adopted by noble women in japan’s imperial society and handed down from mother to daughter.”

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awesome. must learn how to do this. all of the above by julie and co.

TemariAddictAustralia -May 26, 2011, 4:26AM
I highly recommend temari making as a craft. It is really portable and can be picked up or put down at a moments notice. I never leave the house without a temari project in my bag
fp julia -Mar 22, 2011, 5:26PM
hi julie! my pleasure, thanks so much for the offer!! :)

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i love these photos from our producer! taken with iphone cross process app.

truth -Mar 23, 2011, 5:59PM
really does look like it was shot 40 years ago
catie -Mar 23, 2011, 4:07PM
anyway these photos are truly amazing. i love how they look like old, aged photographs. really keeps with the vibe i get from your clothing and other posts. i love what you guys do, so inspiring.

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one of our fp girls sent me these photos the other day, saying she was inspired by my vintage loves bag post last week me to make these cupcakes! she made them for the staff and customers at roosevelt field this weekend. don’t they look amazing?! i totally want to try to make some.

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here’s how to make them!

buy a box of yellow cake mix and separate the batter into 6 bowls. add food coloring for red, orange, yellow, blue, purple and green. fill the cupcake liners with a little bit of each color – but don’t mix the colors! and there you go… tie dye cupcakes :)

-Aug 12, 2011, 2:14PM
I LOVED making these so delicious and fun! THELOCALCELEBRITY.BLOGSPOT.COM
Lee -Apr 27, 2011, 12:55AM
I just got done baking some of these! Fun to make and eat - and so yummy!

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Office style.

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Our lingerie buyer has teamed one of our latest bralettes with items that archieve a very fashion forward demure look. We couldn’t think of a more stylish way to
channel this lingerie as outerwear trend.

Teamed with a simple tea length black skirt a leopard belt and block heels. It’s a perrrrfect transitional piece as the warmer days are slowly creeping in!

lace back crop bra,ombre braided belt, treasured pearl necklace, ripped up maxi,

laura -Mar 19, 2011, 11:28AM
this is lovely

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love,

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Taylor -Mar 18, 2011, 5:53PM
TOBBBYYYYY!!!! awwwh! he's the sweetest dog!!! I spent my afternoon blasting jack johnson and lissie in my backyard, and making a dream catcher out of a branch, feathers, and onion grass lol.
Emily -Mar 18, 2011, 12:15PM
So cute!!! Check out my post today....my mastiff is wearing sunglasses!!! Something about dogs and making me smile on a Friday! www.mrscapretta.com

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our two newest stores are opening today in san jose and corte madera california! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :)

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laura -Mar 19, 2011, 9:07PM
Where's the New Orleans store??? diamonddiaper.blogspot.com
miya -Mar 18, 2011, 10:41AM
u should get a store in south florida, we're desprite for it!!!

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our march catalog has some amazing items that can be worn as beach cover ups…  i love how light and airy these pieces are, i would live in them all summer long. which one do you guys like best?

the hooded maxi dress:

the open stitch beach tunic:
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the runaway lace kaftan:
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the starlight lovers dress:
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or the fp-1 wavebreak smocked tunic:
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Allie -Mar 21, 2011, 1:09AM
I really love the makeshift belt Aline Weber is wearing with the Hooded Maxi dress! I wish I could see a better picture of it...or that it was a FP item I could buy :) Inspires me to be creative either way, which is one of the many things I love about Free People!
catie -Mar 18, 2011, 3:51PM
i love the free people swim wear. its all so carefree & bohemian which is the vibe i want from my summer clothes. keep up the beautiful work free people:)

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everyone looks so lovely today! maybe its the beautiful weather?

windows 7 -Jul 20, 2011, 10:04PM
Very beautiful ......
Insanity -Jul 19, 2011, 4:01AM
likes....Thank you for sharing

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jennifer Ruppert -Mar 17, 2011, 10:25PM
awwww this makes me happy. it would be cool to place four leaf clovers inside of glass to make it a necklace or something. that way you could carry around good luck everywhere you went!! :) http://www.turquoiselagoon.blogspot.com
Taylor -Mar 17, 2011, 9:12PM
cute! :D www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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our awesome makeup artist deanna is back for another how-to video where she shows you how to get this stunning look for spring featuring our model martha hunt! song is “spirit of” by the twin atlas. see products used and instructions below. Read more »

JennySue Makeup -Mar 26, 2011, 3:31PM
So beautiful- that stark black liner with the rosy cheeks and lips is a perfect combo!!
Jasmine -Mar 19, 2011, 9:39PM
Must try that eyeliner, Im an eyeliner fiend

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well i hope you wont see me in my ragged company you know i could never be alone… and you can send me dead flowers every morning…

bits of inspiration from around the building today. rolling stones in my head.

Taylor -Mar 16, 2011, 6:17PM
This is beautiful!
Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Mar 16, 2011, 3:06PM
Those handkerchiefs are so pretty!

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Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying. No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. So when Free People asked us to include a DIY in our guest blogger series, we knew a new tie dye project was absolutely in order. Reverse tie dye or extracting color using bleach has intrigued us for some time now and as the weather is warming up, what better time than now than to start experimenting with tie dye again!

To make a reverse tie dyed shirt, we used a black Free People shirt (bleach works best on natural materials, especially cotton), a few cups of bleach, a bucket, a pair of gloves, a few rubber bands and 2 flat shaped objects.

To make a grid-like pattern, fold the shirt like an accordion and bind it between two pieces of wood or any flat shaped object. Hold the shirt in place by wrapping a series of rubber bands around the bind. Anything used to bind the clothing will prevent the bleach from penetrating, so remember, any fabric exposed will bleach and turn color. Click here for more binding methods.

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Before you start the process, make sure you are wearing gloves and bleaching outdoors or in a well ventilated area. Dilute approximately 4 cups of bleach with 1 cup of water. Submerge the shirt into the bleach for only a couple of seconds. Watch it very carefully because depending on the thread count of the clothing, the color can turn very quickly and the bleach may start eroding the fabric. As soon the black fabric transforms into a rusty brown color, immediately remove it from the bleach. Unbind it, rinse it with water and let it hang dry.

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You’ll notice that the brown color will slowly fade into an even lighter shade over time. Once its dry, run the shirt through the washing machine.

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Your reverse bleach tie dye shirt is ready to wear!

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(top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

Nadya -Sep 03, 2013, 11:11PM
Such a great idea! Used it in my own DIY: http://dushonok.com/2013/04/18/diy-bleached-studded-jacket/
英文SEO -Dec 19, 2012, 2:57AM
図に含まれる、全球の樹木被ふく率、土地被ふく等

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