Friday Five Roundup #4

Happy Friday everyone! The end of the week is here, so let’s see it out in our special roundup way! Allons-y!

I’m not going to beat around the bush – I am so freaking excited about the Great Gatsby coming out this weekend!  I love the book! I love the original movie! I just…I can’t wait. Then I found these great illustrations by Danish illustrator Mads Berg and I got even more excited (how is that possible? I don’t know but it is!) They aren’t Gatsby themed per se, but it just evokes that feeling in me (the one of the couples dancing is my absolute favorite!)

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I always think it’s so funny when people are amazed when I make the simplest craft. To me it’s nothing, but to them I’ve made something they never would have thought of. Granted that’s the same way I feel about engineers or programmers. Everyone has that thing that just makes sense to them. But there are some basics that every man, woman, and child should know – crafty or not – and that is sewing on a button! To me that’s a non-negotiable skill, like making a PB&J. So make your great-granny proud and head over to Papercut Patterns to school yourself. Who knows, you may catch the sewing bug!

Sew a button

I mean, once you can sew on a button the next obvious step is upcycling old stuff around the house into awesome works of art, right? I’m pretty sure that’s what Peter McFarlane did. Buttons pops off blazer, sews it back on. Goes to garage, makes Native American-style headdress out of lawn mower blades. The obvious progression of skill!

headdress

So if there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m always hungry. I love food. It may or may not be close to 1AM as I actually type up this post and I may or may not be eating a bowl of noodles (it is and I am – sorry I’m not sorry). So when I stumbled upon Foodiecrush Magazine, I had to get a snack halfway through surfing the site. The pictures are amazing. The blog posts are inspired. And the recipes make me want to go grocery shopping to restock the pantry. So grab a snack, then check it out (trust me, you want to do it in that order!)

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And if there were two things you should know about me, it’s that I love to travel. If I’m not in another city/state/country/continent every few months, I go stir crazy. It’s like my whole life is cabin fever until I am on a plane, train, or automobile headed to a new locale. So to fight the wanderlust, I visit the Cool Hunter’s Amazing Places page. They are now up to six, and the images are so amazing. Places I never knew existed and I’m not quite sure where some of them actually are! If I had to sit in a cubicle all day, this would be a mini-vacay (serenity now!) So this Friday, I give you a mental trip around the world. You’re welcome.

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Author: Jada

I make pretty things that make people feel good.

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