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.
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!