I've been looking for a good Copperplate calligraphy font but couldn't find a free one that I liked well enough. I came across Isabella Script on Creative Market and made my first font purchase. I have not been disappointed! There are even alternate letters that you can use if you have Illustrator. It is so lovely.
One of the things keeping me busy before my craft fair was a quilt that I was making for the 18th birthday of a YW in my ward. I pieced together strips of fabric in the various value colors for the top. The back and binding were light grey with flowers, and there was a white border around the back. The YW each signed their name along the bottom with fabric markers. It got so stressful that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product! But here's the top...
When I was at Target last week, I stumbled across a great find - Susty Party disposable tableware. They make lovely, compostable goods for chic get-togethers. They even offer bioplastic tablecloths! We saw wooden disposable cutlery in Paris, and my husband thought it was a great idea. Now you can pick some up locally!
I found my Christmas present today at TJ Maxx! Merrell Grassbow Sport waterproof hiking shoes in Ponderosa Pine green - retail $130, but I got them for $70. Next summer at YW Camp I will be immune to stinky, wet shoes!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We did, and now I'm busily preparing for a craft fair. (Hence the gap in posting...) I'll be at the DeKalb Area Women's Center Friday evening and Saturday - come see me if you're in the area. Here are some Liberty print lavender sachets and earrings that I made. I'm hoping to put what's left over in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned!
My husband saved a page from the New York Times for me on Sunday, and it was quite interesting. The page contains nine square paintings by Leanne Shapton. They are studies of wallpaper found in museums, stately homes, and National Trust houses in England. You can click through all nine here.