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ok so these are kinda similar to the butterfly DIY i posted last week (here) but i wanted to share them because i think they’d be such a cute project for valentine’s day! as decoration or a gift for your loved ones…and it doesn’t seem like it would be that hard to do. you could follow the instructions from last week’s post, or if you want to make something that looks more like these, i think you could just glue the hearts right onto the backing paper, leaving some flat and some only glued on one side to get that cool fluttering effect :)

these images are from sarah and bendrix’s etsy shop – check out more here.

sarah -Feb 03, 2010, 8:03PM
love, love, love valentine's day! Sarah www.pittsburgh-odds-and-sods.blogspot.com

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this is an old pair of jeans that i love, but they’ve got three holes in them.  i was okay with that for a while but now -  maybe because it’s so cold out – i decided it was time to patch them up.

here are some images i found around the web and saved as inspiration for my project:

i really liked the idea of using different shades of denim and prints with blue in them…

this patch of fabric is actually the inside of a pocket from an old pair of jeans, but i love the way it looks – and it fit perfectly over the large hole in the knee of my jeans!

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i used scraps of old denim for the other patches:

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and here’s the finished product!

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i think they look much better.  the only thing i’m not sure about is whether i should do something to the bottoms or not – i might attempt something like this (the genetic patched flare):

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…but i can’t decide. what do you guys think?

indi -Feb 06, 2010, 8:50PM
you should check out kristen and val's rendition of the birkin jeans...so cute...i did them last week on a pair of bleached wide legs and they turned out realllly well http://www.bleachblack.com/?p=7345
Ann Julie -Feb 04, 2010, 10:08AM
You really look like a creative personality and your design rocks to the core.

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As of late rainbow hair has become a massive trend, I’m constantly stumbling upon this craze on the World Wide Web-bloggers are going crazy for it, Stylists and Magazines are crazy over it and moreover I’m CrAzY over it!

It doesn’t help when I sit next to a FP girl here at the office that has a beautiful faded pink strand in her golden hair. Me want and Me like!

If you haven’t seen the Beautiful video on Vogue Australia of Abbey Lee behind the scenes on the Vogue cover photoshoot I suggest you do! click

If you haven’t picked up Dazed and Confused Dec Issue yet in which the Caption States:

“Tie-dye takes over hair in a spirited approach to Autumn/winter’s crazy colours, moving it beyond it’s hippie heritage”

I suggest you do- Styling is done by Katie Shillingford and its ace!

Carrie D -Feb 08, 2010, 5:32PM
This is a beautiful post. If I were a color, I would be rainbow! Cheers
Leighanne -Feb 04, 2010, 2:10PM
Love this, want this, this weekend I will be dipdying!!! Don't you just love it when a new trend surfaces and gives you butterflys of excitment. This gives me butterflys. Aussie vogue and summer hurry up please. Ace post jem. Love ya xxxx

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good morning! i have a special treat for you today -  one of our graphic designers sent me these sweet designs that you are free to download as wallpaper for your computer, or whatever else you may want to use them for…just click on the images to go to our flickr page and download the large size!


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Ann Julie -Feb 04, 2010, 10:14AM
Who is the genius behind these amazing wallpapers ???? Would love to meet that person and congratulate on such a fine work.
Mara -Feb 03, 2010, 11:20PM
you guys just fulfilled my addiction to feathers :D

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last week i was over in the area where our visual display team works on the amazing creations that you see in our stores, and i spotted boxes and boxes of these colorful little creatures…

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so what are they? our new store displays for spring! here’s a look at the installation in our king of prussia, pa store:

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i love it! our visual display team always does such an amazing job :)

Poster Frames -Feb 21, 2010, 6:58PM
These look fantastic! A great looking shop display is always fantastic for business.
Sepi -Feb 06, 2010, 3:59AM
So excited to put these up in our store in walnut creek!

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not everyone likes valentines day, and it can especially be a tough time if you’re alone.  so for tunesday today, i put together a playlist of some “anti love songs” for anyone out there who just isn’t feeling the love :)


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Create a MySpace Music Playlist at MixPod.com

stay tuned for a love song playlist in a couple weeks!

Tatyana -Feb 02, 2010, 8:53PM
"Babe Im Gonna Leave You' by Led Zepplin.....Ive been listening to that song non-stop for 2 weeks now on my ipod, and now its on your playlist!!! What a beautiful enchanting ballad~Ultimate work of art that one!
aliiiiiive -Feb 02, 2010, 6:07PM
awesome playlist, and great idea.

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we always love the pictures our facebook fans post on our wall, so we thought it would be fun to reach out to some of our biggest fans and get to know them a little better.  first up…nicole from california!

emily -Feb 04, 2010, 3:21AM
awe, she is so cute! i loved her answers.
nicole cupcakes -Feb 02, 2010, 1:15PM
yah team goren Heather!! haha thanks again Julia and Heather this looks great guys xoxo

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hurry up spring…

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John -Feb 03, 2010, 5:36PM
Hey. I don't normally leave comments, but I just wanted to say thanks for the great information. I have a blog too, though I don't write as good as you do, but if you want to check it out here it is. Thanks again and have a great day! Gardening
sarah -Feb 02, 2010, 2:33PM
Great photos! I could sense the lush backgrounds! Sarah http://www.pittsburgh-odds-and-sods.blogspot.com/

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we’re so excited to introduce you to our new favorite jewelry designer – jessica seaton! here’s the story of jessica, how we found her, and why we love her work.

one fateful day, we were on a shopping trip in venice, CA when we went into a cute little boutique. we stumbled upon some of jessica’s brass & bones collection, and instantly fell in love. jessica happened to be in that very boutique when we were shopping…and the rest is history. she showed us some more of her collection and we knew we had to feature her in our boutique!

jessica, originally a fellow east coast girl who is now living on the west coast, moved to los angeles to pursue a career as a makeup artist. she took up sculpture as her art form, which in turn led her to jewelry design. her current collection was entirely hand sculpted using the method of ‘lost wax’. (lost-wax casting is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist’s sculpture.) in jessica’s own words, “the collection is entirely hand sculpted using the method of ‘lost wax’, which is a dying art because we live in the day and age of computer generated design and laser cutting…but i think you can feel the energy that was put into the handmade pieces, they carry the energy. i started the collection while i was on a short sabbatical in big sur, ca…finding dropped antler’s around the cabin and property i was living at…people responded to the pieces, which were bit more dramatic back then… and now we have brass and bones…the collection.”

jessica seaton currently lives in venice, CA with her cat bernadette.

check out our collection of jessica seaton’s designs here.

phillip -Feb 25, 2010, 4:35PM
Wow, amazing work. She's unreal
heather -Feb 01, 2010, 4:30PM
oh my gosh... i'm in love.

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another batch of beautiful photos submitted by our fans on facebook! we love them :)

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Megan -Feb 02, 2010, 12:44AM
Oh my goodness! That girl in the pink is my friend's older sister. Such lovely pictures Margaux!
becky -Feb 01, 2010, 11:28PM
what kind of dog is that?

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Encarna -Feb 02, 2010, 3:33PM
I love this post!!!
ellie -Feb 01, 2010, 11:30PM
....i thought heart palpitations were deadly?....hahaha just kidding, its a sweet quote

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we have some new artwork up in gallery 543 here at the navy yard!  now through march the gallery will feature the work of three local artists: nicole barrick, jason turner and caroline wilson.

caroline wilson works with pen, ink, gouache and found objects, toying with the juxtaposition of various themes and images. She says she began illustrating as a means to sanity, and a way to exorcize the imagery that haunts her at night.

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nicole barrick uses a variety of media, including hair weaving and clothing.  she says, “i strive to make connections between seemingly unrelated objects and images in order to make sense of this world and at the same time create imaginary places.  the best way to describe my process is as a meditation on or channeling of an enigmatic energy that brings forth images and symbols filtered through my own perception and experience.”

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jason turner works with themes of nature, vulnerability and cultural myth, using simple line and repetition to construct a world of calm and subtle narrative.

The artists reception will take place at gallery 543 tomorrow, February 1st, from 5-6:30pm.

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