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Quick and Dirty Crafts: Fabric Covered Button Thumbtacks

chalkboard1I got this cute little chalkboard/bulletin board combo and wanted to jazz it up a bit so I made some button thumbtacks. You can make some too, or even button magnets!

chalkboard2 They are super easy and kind of fun to make. My son even go in the action and helped out. Here;s how to make them.

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Make It – Jewelry Holder

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I have had a long existing issue with what I call my jewelry drawer. At one point it was manageable, but As my jewelry collection grew, it just became a mess. I can never find two earrings that match and I am always untangling necklaces and bracelets. So I decided to tackle the problem by creating a big girl jewelry holder that would display all my pieces. Here’s how:

Nice! Urbanknit

I recently stumbled across the beautiful work of Dolobo James of Urbanknit. She is a maker of handmade wearables and home décor products. Featuring beautiful fabrics from West Africa including Nigeria and Ghana in classic shapes, Urbanknit items offer the wearer a sense of individuality. Hope you love these as much as I do.

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Ankara clutch is bold and feminine with beading for a little glam.
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What We Are Up To! Atlanta Jazz Festival

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Sister and I were reunited for some Memorial Day fun in Atlanta. We spent the better part of Saturday at the Atlanta Jazz Festival. In addition to taking in some music by some of our favorites including Ester Rada, Christian Scott and Russell Gunn featuring Dionne Farris, we got to check out and speak with some of the wonderful artists and vendors at the festival.

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