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We asked you to tell us what projects—large or small, cheap fixes or major investments—gave you joy in the midst of this chaotic year. Here are some of our favorite stories.
For 15 years Avril Joffe and her daughter, Cindy, have run their boho-chic jewelry company out of a studio in Sandy Springs. Their line, Avindy (get it?), is carried at major stores like Anthropologie, but their creations are still handmade.
In 2006 Amber Schoepp’s Flower Bar was one of the first tenants at Irwin Street Market. After closing shop in 2009 in the midst of the recession, she returned this summer to create a floral workshop with a potting shed feel in the back of the building.
We gathered around a platform of old planks, with burlap sacks scattered on the ground as seating. The sylvan tablescape included centerpieces made of moss, ferns, and foraged branches; scattered votives; and, of course, R. Wood Studio dishes in a variety of natural hues.
Long before Amy Sedaris picked up her glue gun or Etsy revved up a new generation of artisans, the American Craft Council helped build public appreciation for fine crafts. When the ACC Show returns to the Cobb Galleria Centre from March 14 to 16, the attraction will mark its twenty-fifth year in Atlanta. We recommend going to the show for motivation, then releasing your own inner artist with some of these local classes.