I've got too many bits and pieces cluttering up my studio area so I've decided to try my hand at a 'get started' kit. These are a few that will be posted here this weekend. The pages have been sewn together for sturdiness for a new total of 10 sides. Included are vintage trims as well as new and old fabrics. Use your fabrics to make a cover for your journal or sew them onto your pages. A great way to get started on an art journal if you've never tried one before.
In other news, my mom and I went to this huge Mennonite fundraiser at a local college and saw some beautiful quilts. Most of the detailed ones were up for auction and going for hundreds of dollars. There was a fair trade tent with items from workers in countries that don't have the human rights laws they should so all of the profit went back to paying them fair wages. I found a tea cup from Vietnam that I had ordered for Brett off a fair trade website years ago and hadn't been able to find since. I was so excited! So, I purchased a match for it and just appreciated all of the other things I would've loved to take home. Tons of cute college students and old people. It was refreshing.