It’s true – until this past weekend, I was a stranger to the creative tornado that is Art-a-Whirl.  What is this devastatingly fantastic thing?, you ask.  Art-a-Whirl is an annual art festival put on by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA).  On the third weekend of May every year all of the artists’ studios in…

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Do you know the website/online shopping service Moda Operandi?  It was started by Vogue Contributing Editor Lauren Santo Domingo and retail specialist Áslaug Magnúsdóttir.  Every couple of days, I get an email from M’O with a small but fabulous selection of goods straight from the runway of top fashion designers such as Fendi, Rag &…

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I’ve taken a bit of a break from arts & crafts, but the other day, I decided that my beige paper-mâché jewelry stands were just too boring.  I had some Décopatch supplies from a project last year (I ‘made’ my boyfriend a Scottie dog for Christmas in lieu of giving him a real dog), so…

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