Yesterday, I happened to be over on 10th and Taylor in downtown Portland attending a teleconference for the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. Research. Its one of the things that I do when I'm not busy making dolls and doll clothing or hanging out with my fabulous daughter. It just so happens that the Button Emporium and Ribbonry, one of my most favoritest (yeah...I know its not a word) stores, shares the same building. So of course, I had to stop by. No really, I did. I needed some pretty ribbon to finish up a stack of pillowcase dresses for Tansy Dolls.
Button Emporium and Ribbonry
They also house a wicked collection of vintage and reproduction French ribbon and trims, Mokuba and Midori ribbons from Japan, a lovely collection of fabric, luscious embroidery thread, patterns, and various vintage knick-knackery.
I can never just stop by briefly. Any visit, even if I know exactly what I need, requires enough time to browse every wall, cabinet, and stand as well as peek in every corner. You never know what you will find in this wondrous little store. This visit I spotted these beautiful handcrafted buttons from one of a kind.
The Button Emporium has an online store but seriously if you are ever anywhere near Portland, you should stop by and see the store in person.
I'm off to play with the goodies I picked up from the store (see picture above), but I wanted to give you a little update on the Ada doll I mentioned last Friday. I have the skirt finished and the blouse started. I'd show you pics but I think I'll wait until I have the jacket finished. I hear that Cady has already started working on her abacus. I cannot wait to see her all put together. :D