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    fake cake

    Jan 18, 2007

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    Has anyone else noticed fake cakes around? Fred Flare is selling fake cakes hand made by Amy Sedaris as part of their Valentine’s selection. And ReadyMade magazine featured Amy’s instructions for a DIY fake cake in their love issue. And then I saw this other cake on poppy. A felt cake that comes in a (…) Read more »

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    valentine swap!!!

    Jan 11, 2007

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    Ok, so back to this swap idea…(Scroll down a few entries to see the original post on this) We are sooo excited there are so many people interested in participating. We are definitely gonna get this rolling. I had originally planned on using swap-bot to orchestrate the swap, but it appears you have to participate (…) Read more »

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    be my valentine?

    Jan 04, 2007

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    Since you guys are giving such great suggestions abou the blog and website (see post below) I wanted to bounce an idea off of you. What would you think about doing a swap with other Free People blog readers? Like maybe on a Valentine’s theme? If you are unfamiliar with swapping, here’s how it would (…) Read more »

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    craftypod

    Dec 21, 2006

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    I am obsessed with this pompom rug! I found it on craftypod, a podcast blog written by Sister Diane of the Church of Craft. She posts weekly audio podcasts with craft tutorials and interviews with crafters, authors and such. Check it out, she features some really awesome projects. I really wish these were videos though! (…) Read more »

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    diy puff skirt

    Dec 20, 2006

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    Check out Susie Bubble’s DIY instructions for creating your own “puff” skirt. You’ll need a full circle skirt and some ribbons! If you do it just so, the skirt might even look cool both ways, with the puffs and untied with the ribbons just hanging. If you don’t know Susie already, check her out. Her (…) Read more »

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    bazaar bizarre

    Dec 15, 2006

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    This is for any one in the Boston or LA areas… Craft events this weekend! Both LA and Boston fairs happening tomorrow the 16th. Check out details here. Below are some pictures from past events. I must say, the selection looks super creative, more diverse than some shows I have been to. So, if anyone (…) Read more »

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    bust craftacular

    Dec 04, 2006

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    If you are in the NYC area, I highly suggest making the trek to Brooklyn for Bust Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular this Saturday. I found loads of great crafty gifts last year, and it’s totally inspiring to see so many talented people selling their handmades. Here’s a picture of last year’s crowd. It’s a serious party (…) Read more »

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    party time

    Nov 16, 2006

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    fpgirls’s tips for throwing a fantastic holiday party… Crafty activities are key. Supply your guests with all of the ornament making needs. Sparkly tinsel pipe cleaners are absolutely essential. And google eyes. Oh, and pompoms… Above are the beaded trees currently decorating the lobby in our office. These were so easy to make. You just (…) Read more »

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    the evolution of tape

    Oct 25, 2006

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    Is it the scrapbooking craze or are designers just starting to hit on some really obvious ideas? (that scrapbooking bit is a joke) But seriously, why has no one thought of this before? I came across these decorative lace tapes a few months ago on coolhunting and then spotted the frame tape in the November (…) Read more »

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