No Estate Sale Friday this week. After reading the current sale listings, nothing sounded good enough to make me want to leave my cozy house.
So instead of a blog post about "look at the stuff I bought", I've got a blog post about "look at the pictures I took on Instagram".
When I first found Instagram, I was trying to add a picture almost every day, with the idea that it could be kind of a picture diary for me. But now that the daylight hours have gotten shorter, it's harder to take a picture before or after work, so I haven't posted as many. You can see all my Instagram pictures here.
The picture at the top of this blog post is a cigar box full of paper that I picked up at an auction in November. I hadn't had a chance to go through it until about a week ago, mostly because I love old paper, and I wanted to go through it slowly and savor it...you know, like you'd savor a fine wine.
The box had lots of cool paper in it, including a McCalls sewing pattern from the 1910s. That's the oldest printed pattern I've ever seen. Some of my favorite pieces were these 1918 checks with a longhorn steer on them.
Makes those checks with Holly Hobbie on them seem kind of puny, don't they?
Another favorite find was this business card from a long gone Kansas City store named "Mathilde" which featured "French Novelties in Lace and Silk".
These are my very modest finds from Thanksgiving weekend flea market. Everything I bought fit in one plastic Target bag. In the past, I've had to make two or three trips to the car to carry everything I'd bought.
These are some elf shoes from the tutorial made by Dawn of The Feathered Nest.
I still have a few shoes left in my Etsy Shop if you have some elves or fairies facing cold feet this winter.
I've posted before about how charmed I am by charm packs.
This mini sampler quilt was made using a linen napkin and squares from a French General charm pack. It's such an easy and fun way to craft. The fabrics already coordinate, so all you have to do is finish with a little stitching and some notions. I'm sure I'll be making more using the same "plan".