I went to Diversity Thrift  yesterday and they had 2 totes of scarves marked at $1 each.  Since I love scarves and handmade stuff, I dug around.  Imagine my surprise when out I pulled this shawl.

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I thought this must be a mistake and checked it carefully for the tag with the real price on it.  It was not there.  Diversity has a policy that if it is not priced that you cannot buy it that day.  It is sent to be priced and you can buy it another day.  I took it to the register and let them know where I found it and got it for $1!  HOW COOL IS THAT! 

 It is in perfect condition with no holes, pulls or stains.  I am thrilled!  Wraps, scarves and such are the greatest for this time of year.  When you never know how the temp will go.  Also, since I am a plus size kinda girl, it was also stunning that it fit with enough to wrap over the shoulder.  Ah….life is good!

I also got some fabric scraps, small satin roses, a wee book, a vintage dictionary, a Japanese piano chord book, and 2 smallish cookbooks for a friend that loves cookbooks.  All for the great sum of $5 total including my shawl.

The necktie flowers are still in progress since I was out most of the day yesterday.  All that is left are the buttons (covered for the daisies) and uncovered for the roses. 

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To make the covered buttons for the daisies, I use large flat buttons, a bit of batting, and a yo-yo of fabric.  I stuff the yo-yo, cover the button and then sew it tight around it.  I then sew the button to the fabric from the sides of the button instead of using the holes.

Hope the week is starting well!