Peddler's Pack in Beaverton. They had a little room just filled with paper. This is what I have been looking for. I'm not sure why it has been so important to find this store. I don't need paper right now. I had enough in my stash for my valentines, but the knowledge that my source had disappeared was upsetting. I love this kind of paper and have been a big consumer for booklets and yearbooks and, of course, valentines. Paper I can put through my printer, or cut up. Paper in a variety of weights. I'm very happy to know where to find it when I need it, because when I need paper I need it now. Whew. Now I can move on. And did I mention that they also have rubber stamps? Good golly, I have never seen so many rubber stamps. I looked at every single one and I did not buy a single one, but I came home and ordered a rubber stamp of a pair of scissors from an Etsy seller. As I was looking at all those rubber stamps it suddenly occurred to me that what I really need is a pair of scissors stamp. In all their gagillions of rubber stamps they did not have scissors. All this retail exposure this week has made me a crazy person. I need some alone time. And to stop buying stuff.
Finished another project today. Remember my card-weaving project? I finished the weaving and today constructed new handles for my beautiful Mexican basket. It had stiff basket material handles that were worked into the sides of the basket and they broke almost immediately. I sewed my woven strap to some natural colored webbing to make it even more sturdy and made strap handles that really support the basket. I think these will be very strong and secure and I like the way it looks.
And before leaving the studio I tried out the polka dot stencil that I made yesterday using my new hole punch tool. I used a little sponge to daub white fabric paint over the stencil onto some fabric. Looks a little like snow, don't you think?