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My favorite finds from around the web – read on to see what landed in my inbox this week!

Today is National Dress Your Pet Day! Check out how to make a Wool Cardigan Dog Coat for your favorite pooch or prepare for next year by snagging one of these adorable doggy trench coats from Rover Dog.

Many prominent writers and researchers have been heralding craft as an integral part of innovation. Find out why Denise Mullen from the Oregon College of Art and Craft thinks so, too.

Have you ever used a double needle in your sewing endeavors? Sally Hess from Bolt Neighborhood demystifies the double needle, showing you how to use it and what projects to use it for.

If one of your resolutions for 2011 is to finally get organized, let The Paper Source aid you in the process! These simple printable labels will help you keep tabs on all your stuff and add polish to your organizational endeavors.

No matter how much you love sewing, we all need to take a break every now and then. I love to unwind with a good book and by using this What Should I Read Next aggregator, I’ll hopefully never run short on new titles to pick up.

Check out Gigi Sews’ awesome rendition of our Embellished Jacket Pattern. If you’re thinking about trying this project out for yourself, read up on Gigi’s progress with the jacket here and here!

Did you hear? Scarves are making a comeback! Funny, I thought they never left….

Is fashion turning to sex to compensate for a lack of creativity? Cathy Horyn from The New York Times says yes.

Need a project for the weekend? Made By Lex shows you how to add a sweet ribbon neckline to a basic tee, inspired by one she found at J. Crew.

Are you a knitter? TLC Home offers a few different scarf patterns for free – and if you’re just getting started check out the step-by-step instructions we created for our own Chunky Scarf with Tassels project.

Speaking of yarn…check out the amazing creatures Howie crochets for his blog WooWork. Personal favorites: The Trouble Sisters and Fridge Critters.

And last but not least, this gorgeous video from Free People that has me seriously wanting to run away to Paris…

Free People January from FreePeople on Vimeo.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 08.56 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Wow that dog coat is super cute!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 05.35 PMby varenoea

    Fashion has always been about sex. If fashion is doing anything to disguise a lack of creativity, it’s the use of size-0-models. If you put a totally shapeless or unflattering thing on a super skinny woman, it won’t make her look fat. If you used a normal woman as a model, you’d notice that the clothes look bad. A good designer needs no size-0 models.

    Oh, and I like to see my dog dressed in mud and dirt. Curiously, she always dresses herself like that. I guess she likes it.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 04.57 PMby jenyjenny

    This was a very informative post! I clicked on a lot of the links and was duly edified, thanks!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 04.33 PMby smallsewing

    Oh no! More projects I want to do!!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 02.49 AMby elaineren

    Very fun to check out these links, I have bookmarked several of them. I loved, “WooWork”!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 03.52 AMby lennert

    Great article!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 08.46 PMby msbritten

    Thanks for the links – great to see what inspires people. The knitting patterns look good!

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