Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Back From The Party And A Little Bit Of Everything

Mona is back from The Dress Form Ball and it was a great party - many thanks to Carol for hosting!  If you haven't visited the The Polka Dot Closet, be sure to check it out.  I'm loving her series of guest posts on what's hot and what's not at antique malls in different parts of the country.
There were no estate sales that looked interesting last weekend and little to be had at the thrift but I still had a productive weekend.  I got an awesome buy on a big pad of scrapbooking paper on clearance at Michael's.  I cut all my favorite patterns down to 6"x 9-1/2" as shown above.
They will all go into this small 3-ring binder I altered several years ago and become a new journal.  My inspiration was one of those Smash Journals I saw at Michael's.  I am down to 21 blank pages in the altered quote book now and thought it would be fun to work in a journal where I can work "off page", so to speak.  I would like to be able to add sewing machine stitching to pages and that is impossible in a bound book.  I am sure I will start another bound book as well, but this binder will be a fun alternative.
 I finished up a couple of sewing projects.  The polka dot fabric is a set of 4 pillow covers I made for an event at the office.  I won't  bore you with the details but they were a hit when I took them in on Monday.  The purple fabric is two new pillowcases for my bed.  I have been looking for some patterned pillow cases and they are apparently out of fashion because I couldn't find any so I made my own.  Good grief, new fabric is expensive now!!
This set of Woodpecker salt and pepper shakers was my only thrift find for the weekend and they are headed to my Etsy now that I am back from The Ball.
A new batch of buttons arrived in the mail on Monday so you know what I have been doing - sorting buttons.  I expect you might be getting sick of my button treasure hunts but that seems to be my indulgence lately so, if you can take more buttons, stay tuned and I will be showing off my favorites!


rush said...

i can always stand to see a few more buttons!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're going to have so much fun creating your new journal. Love the bright and pretty fabric. I'll never get tired of button sorting or seeing what treasures you uncover. I'm worried about my girls, they haven't returned from the ball yet.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Glad Mona had fun at the Ball also , the girls and I are wore out

I got my post card about the EXPO antique show in Portland, however I'm not coming out this March for it, I use to never miss it

Do you go out to it??? prices are high always

Annette said...

Buttons, junking, thrifting, or anything else you do never gets old!
I love the happy polka dots and purple leopardy print!

Andy's Attic said...

Pretty scrapbook papers. The pillow fabric for you bedroom is a bit racy...oooh la la...

Bring on the buttons!!

vintage grey said...

Glad Mona had a ball!! Sweet pillowcases, and those shakers are so cute!! Happy day to you! xo Heather

Laurie said...

Wow -- you bought that paper at a sale and you already have it cut up for your project?! You are so inspiring!