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rope swirl tapestries from the kind and generous folks at Free People.

I always knew their clothing was swoon worthy, however I now find myself lusting after the amazing tutorials!

wednes-diy May 18th, 2011 / Posted by fp julia / Permalink


a few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project.

what you need: a large piece of cardboard, black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms.





use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others!





once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this!


project 13 :: security blankets for tornado survivors
Put your talents and creativity to good use! Craft Hope is running two projects for you to choose from
.project 12 :: orphan outreach

project 13 :: security blankets for tornado survivors

If everybody did just one simple good thing to help the world the result would be amazing. Who doesnt love making bracelets? Its simple and you can go crazy creative.

they have a group so you can get ideas and see what others have

What a fun way to change the world!



{make} Hedgehog Valentine’s Day Ornament

Love Hedgehogs?
I know I do! Here is a great tutorial from

{make} Hedgehog Valentine’s Day Ornament


A Beautiful Free project from the fine folks at Free People


January 5th, 2011 / Posted by fp julia / Permalink


saw these adorable little fabric-embellished moleskine journals over on honestly…wtf and they’ve been hanging around in the back of my mind ever since! any crafts that involve taking a simple everyday object and personalizing it are always appealing to me – plus i am one of those people who does not go anywhere without a journal to jot down notes, song lyrics, doodles, and yes, even blog ideas. i love the little moleskines because they’re nice and small and can fit in any bag, or in my pocket.


what you need:
moleskine journal of whatever size you desire, fabric, scissors, a needle and thread.

i’m going to go off on a tangent for a moment and say that one ofmy favorite place in our building is our visual display team’s workroom. they have everything you could possibly ever need for crafting! and yes i know how lucky i am that they lend me supplies for some of my projects :)





these beautiful scraps of fabric are from antique quilts our team finds in india… you may recognize them from many of our store displays! it’s nearly impossible to pick one because they’re all so special but the rich cerulean blue of one really stuck out to me.



cut the fabric to your desired shape. honestly…wtf recommends gluing the fabric to the journal first so it doesn’t move around, and then sewing with a sewing machine. while that would be much easier, i did it by hand, without any glue, and it worked just fine – and here’s my cute little journal!


i have a feeling this is going to become a regular thing now…