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Photos are slowly trickling in from the Valentine’s 2009 craft swap, and there are some truly creative and amazing crafts. I really love the stuffed bird from recylced fabrics! Check them all out in our flickr group, and leave some comment love for the crafters:)

Anne -Feb 20, 2009, 6:00PM
Awww, you posted MY bird creation! And you even complimented it! I feel all warm and fuzzy. I'm going to be giving (yes, GIVING!!!) away one of my birdie mobiles on my blog so be sure to check it out at www.reloveprojects.blogspot.com. Thank you!
MeanMillies -Feb 17, 2009, 12:48AM
I love love LOOVE the cake stuff. I actually have the cake t-shirt. It's Urbanestics from Etsy!!

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These interesting chairs and table are by VivaTerra, and are made entirely from rulers and yardsticks. I like how they are made in a sort of vintage looking style too. Cool!
Via Apartment Therapy.

Ashley -Feb 17, 2009, 11:18PM
i like the little red table.
victoria -Feb 17, 2009, 9:07PM
i LOVE!!! i want them for my dorm!!

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I love this phone charger! Wires can get so tiresome and ugly – I love that MicroWorks turned the wire into a vine! However, they are not selling these chargers, but who cares? I’m going to make it a point to hit up my nearest craft store in the next few days, buy some fake flowers and leaves, and turn my phone charger into a beautiful flower vine! Easy! And pretty!

Kia -Feb 16, 2009, 9:03PM
I love this idea! I want to try it because it seems pretty easy
dez -Feb 16, 2009, 11:00AM
I am totally going to do this to all of my wires that show! I have really pretty led star lights lined around my dresser and it looks so pretty minus the cord that shows but this is brilliant! thanks for sharing!

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cuddly pin cushion

I saw these pin cushions on Penguin & Fish the other day, and I keep thinking about them! They are made by Lucy’s Locket, out of sweaters! I especially like the turtle, it just seems so cleverly designed! Though the beaver is so so cute! There are a ton of other animals on Lucy’s Locket, and I was amused and pleased to see that each pin cushion comes with the 3 beaded pins shown with them. :) Too dear!

dallas shaw -Feb 18, 2009, 8:52AM
love this!! dallas http://dillydallas.blogspot.com
Ashley -Feb 17, 2009, 2:49AM
these are so adorable. i want one!

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Today I bring you the last of our trio of Valentine’s Day playlists, the Valentine’s Classics Playlist! Enjoy!





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Be sure to check out our Falling in Love playlist and our Breaking Up playlist too!

xoxox
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Carissa -Feb 14, 2009, 9:32PM
Hey! I love the fp blog and check it every day. Sooo I know you guys have a love for beautiful hand made items! I'd love it if you stopped by my blog [www.carissawild.blogspot.com] to check out my newest post on an inspiring designer Sandra Backlund. She knits and she is aammaaazzinnnggg. I know you'd love her too. Seriously, check out her site [and mine too!!] [http://www.sandrabacklund.com/index.php]
Faith -Feb 14, 2009, 3:29PM
Haha, LOVE it!

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ice & snow

Hongtao Zhou, an art student from University of Wisconsin, made this awesome ice and snow furniture on the currently frozen Lake Mendota in Wisconsin! It looks so delicate and pretty- like something from an ice queen’s castle!

Via Dezeen.

Kia -Feb 16, 2009, 9:08PM
They look almost medieval! Its amazing to think how they were made! I wish it snowed where I live so that I could try! LOL
daniella -Feb 14, 2009, 12:01AM
how strange! i love reading this blog and this one is actually about my homeland of madison. very cool. i'll have to take a trip down there and check it out (though honestly, walking on the ice makes me nervous).

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A hearty congratulations to the winner of the Free People Best or Worst Date Ever Video Contest, Molly! Check out her video below!
All of the entries we received were so special, it was really really difficult to pick a winner! You guys have had some crazy dates, good and bad! Thank you so very much to everyone who participated!
And if you weren’t a winner, fear not! There are more contests and giveaways in the making! Stay tuned!

new category: how-to/DIY!

First off, I wanted to thank all of you who have already filled out our blog survey! It has been so helpful to us, and if you haven’t already taken the survey, please do! It’s really quick and fun!
We have been paying close attention to your survey responses, which leads me to my next point – there is a new category in our sidebar! The how to/DIY category is a new place where we will be sure to tag all of our how-to and DIY posts, so that you can easily find them all, in one place! I have gone through and marked our previous how-to and DIY posts, so you will find them there, and from now on, you can look for our new how-to and DIY posts in there too!
Thank you so much for your readership and feedback! It means so much!

Faith -Feb 13, 2009, 8:25PM
Yay! I can't wait!! ~Faith

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Free People is so excited to be the first and only place you can get Swedish Hasbeens in the United States! We have 3 styles, a strappy sandal, a covered sandal, and a super high slip in clog.
I LOVE the story behind these, so enjoy this bit from the Swedish Hasbeens:
Her name was Anita and she was the hottest mum in all of southern Sweden in the 1970’s. While smoking Camel she screamed at her kids until her curlers fell out and just looked fabulous in her white high-heeled clogs.
One summer day in 2006 we found the shoes she wore (300 pairs of red, white and black beautiful clogs from the 70’s) in the basement of an old clog factory in the neighboring village and brought them to Stockholm. So for all these people that shared our love for Anita’s wooden shoes and for ourselves we started Swedish Hasbeens.
Our ambition is to continue to release more incoherent and fun shoes and stuff inspired by Hasbeens that once ruled the planet.
The Hasbeens are based on original 70’s models and are made of ecologically prepared natural grain leather since it’s the most beautiful and the highest quality at the same time as it’s environmentally friendly.
See our styles on freepeople.com :)

Shelley -Feb 13, 2009, 1:24PM
I saw the 2nd style in blue in a magazine and fell in live! wooowho for carrying them!!!

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a fine seat

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How about these photo chairs by Distant Origin? I want the top one the most. I love the cow! The deer in a suit on the last chair is pretty great too though. Which one do you like most? Also, Distant Origin has many more photo chairs on their site for your browsing pleasure.
Via Design Crisis.

Julia Goolia -Feb 14, 2009, 4:37PM
I definately enjoy the tree one the most! For one, I am exceptionally intrigued by trees, and for two, the design and colour of the chair is to die for! :) Please, Santa!

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Comments are now closed for the February catalog giveaway. The lucky winner is Priscilla! Her comment was randomly chosen by random.org and she wins these trinkets our creative director brought back from the photoshoot in Mexico.
Here was her answer to the question “What is your favorite thing about the beach?”
My favorite thing about the beach is the sounds. Obviously, the ocean waves, the screech of seagulls and small children, pieces of conversation… I am so ready for summer to be here already. :P
This was fun! The answers to the animal question were hilarious. Scroll down a few entries and read them all.

Priscilla -Feb 13, 2009, 3:50PM
Hourray! :D And thanks (again)!

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