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Mod podge sewing case

During my latest antique/vintage store digs I came across an old-school metal toolbox which I instantly got the idea to repurpose into a case to hold all of my new found sewing tools (I wasn’t playing when I said Mimi G inspired me!). It had lots of personality (read: bangs and nicks) and was a darling robin’s egg blue. I decided to keep the outside “as-is” but the inside was a little rusted so I felt the need to somehow cover the inner portion. Repaint? Nope. Contact paper? Unh-uh. Fabric mod podge? DING DING DING!! And of course I wanted to use some of the wax print fabric I had lying around.

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Craft space redo part 1: Desk Organizer to Corner shelf Conversion

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I’ve always wondered who came up with the term “spring cleaning”. Spring is definitely a time to reset and refresh, almost like New Year’s, except minus the booze, midnight kissing, and empty promises to run half marathons and learn swahili…but I guess that comes with Spring Break (amiright??).

But I digress.

I took advantage of the advent of spring to fix up and reorganize my crafting space. Something long overdue since I could no longer keep track of all of my supplies. In doing so, I came up with several small projects which I’ll feature individually. [Read more…]

Inspired by 90’s Black TV

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Television, like most gen x-ers and millenials, was central to my formative years. During the 90’s there was a boom of shows centered around people of color which displayed positive representation of black culture. The Cosby Show and Family Matters showed positive families that people of any color could aspire to. A Different World to a look at college life from an HBCU standpoint, which I think both my sister and I imagined what our lives at FAMU and Tuskegee would be like. The list goes on; from Living Single, Moesha, Sister Sister, In Living Color, Martin, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Hanging with Mister Cooper and more, these shows were well produced, well acted, and relatable across cultures but commonly gave insight to the dreams and struggles of black people all while embracing the color and vibrancy of the 90’s. So here’s a tribute to some of our favorite 90’s black tv show’s.

1. This Proust Geometrica Chair automatically makes me think of the funky opening sequence of In Living Color!

2. Who doesn’t want Steve Urkel on their wall? Embroidered watercolor by Loveiswildlife

3. If you don’t know the theme song by heart we can’t be friends. Fresh Prince of Bel Air acrylic necklace by Von trash

4. Zulu hats bring up memories of Queen Latifah and Living Single. U-N-I-T-Y!

5. Yes, the Hillman Bookstore exists in real life! We are all alums, so go ahead and rock a Hillman sweatshirt and Dwayne Wayne glasses! 

Sewing inspiration: Mimi G Style

I’ve wanted to learn how to sew for a while, but the thought has always seemed a bit…daunting. Even after receiving a sewing machine as a present for Christmas I’ve still been hesitant (at least it’s out of the box and I’ve set it up…which is a feat within itself).

I needed some motivation.

Enter Mimi G.

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