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    valentine craft swap!!!

    Jan 23, 2008

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    It’s the anniversary of our first ever Free People craft swap! Valentine craft swap 2008 starts now. For those of you who have not swapped before, here’s how it works… You sign up to swap and are sure to give me you correct mailing address and email. I hook you up with another swapper anywhere (…) Read more »

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    doily chair

    Dec 27, 2007

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    I just had to post Tara Murray’s doily chair. Free People is always attracted to the modernization of old crafts, and Tara’s work explores that concept. Here’s a bit about the chair from her website… The Doily Chair was an exploration in designing a new furniture piece utilizing an outdated object. The new composite linen (…) Read more »

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    mod gingerbread

    Dec 17, 2007

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    Black Eiffel posted these modern gingerbread houses. I love them! CBGBs is pretty funny. I have to say, the old classic gingerbread houses definitely lend themselves to the use of candy a bit more. Much more fun and whimsical. But I do love the idea of these mod houses! Check out Black Eiffel for links (…) Read more »

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    holiday crafts

    Dec 13, 2007

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    Over on the small object, there are some really great holiday craft ideas. Two of my favorites are made using recycled fabric scraps. If you do any sewing and are a pack rat, I know you have tons of little scraps you’re saving “just in case”. So here are two awesome ideas to use em (…) Read more »

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    shrinky dinks

    Dec 10, 2007

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    Yoonie-at-home posted her tutorial for making shrinky dink holiday ornaments. She gives a super detailed step by step and even gives you a template to download. I love crafts that involve a childhood pastime for a modern craft. Check it out and get shrinking! (…) Read more »

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    crochet trees!

    Dec 06, 2007

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    We got some comments asking for more details of our giant crochet tree display. Here you go! This is the prototype tree our display team made in their workspace at the home office. The visual team crochetters worked from the top down, starting with a styrofoam ball, crochetting around it and then down, connecting to (…) Read more »

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    this week

    Dec 03, 2007

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    There are some cool events happening this week in NY that I thought I’d share… One is the Bust Holiday Craftacular. This is one of my favorite spots for holiday gifts and new crafty ideas for stuff to make myself. It keeps getting better every year, so check it out this Saturday, Dec 8th at (…) Read more »

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    etsy fiber art show & sale

    Nov 16, 2007

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    Let fiber keep you warm during the Etsy Fiber Art Street Team sale, trunk show, online events … and all year round! Who: The fabulous independent spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters, and fiber artists of Etsy.com, your place to buy handmade! What: A giant event, online and in person, celebrating all things handmade and fiber! (…) Read more »

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    dark fairy swap photos

    Nov 14, 2007

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    Our Dark Fairy Swap flickr group is filling up with photos of the amazing crafts you all made! Check out the photos, read about the swappers in the discussion page (come on swappers, introduce yourself!) and leave the crafters some comments. And FYI, if you have a flickr account, or want to set one up, (…) Read more »

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    modern needlepoint

    Nov 12, 2007

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    Recently I met the designer of AMH Design. She does these super cute, portable needlepoint kits and the end result is functional as well. Here’s a bit from Amy’s bio… Amy Holbrook, the founder of AMH Design, discovered needlepoint when it was recommended to her as a great stress relief activity. After living in Italy (…) Read more »

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    pumpkin patterns

    Oct 16, 2007

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    How About Orange posted these free pumpkin carving patterns from World Wildlife Fund. Check her site, she also posted some other pumpkin carving sites. I did a google search to try to find really amazing pumpkins, but all I could find were pumpkins carved into creepy animals or presidents’ heads. Does anyone have any cool (…) Read more »

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