Wednesday, August 26, 2009

God bless the little old ladies and their craft supplies

Monthly visit to the thrift. I love the little grab bags of craft stuff. Today for under $10 I got all this stuff...rick rack, seam binding, wooden spools of thread, vintage buttons, sequins, all manner of miscellaneous craft items, and several packages of never before used needles! The needles alone offset the entire amount of money I spent. Hooray!

5 comments:

  1. OK - you have convinced me to start visiting our local thrift store! I have never had good luck finding anything, but your finds are amazing! And hints on finding great items?

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  2. Okay, when you go to the thrifts looking for craft supplies the first thing to remember is in most of the thrifts, the craft area, if you can call it that, just looks like crap. Piles of sewing patterns, embroidery hoops galore, that sort of thing. If you go to Ohio Thrift, which is my favorite chain, they basically dump the craft supplies into plastic bags and price them at $1.91 a bag. There is a nice one on Livingston Avenue, near Alum Creek drive. The one by us is on West Broad, and it's brand new. Don't go on the last Weds of the month because it's 50% off clothing day and it's a zoo. In your neck of the woods: Salvation army on Morse Rd, plus a Salvation Army and Volunteers of America side by side by Eastland Mall.Good luck!

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  3. Hi! Found your blog from a Year of Color. How refreshing it is!! And, I am going to remember to go to my local Goodwill. Thanks!
    Lynn
    alittlebluesky.blogspot.com

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  4. Shannon, I had to tell you that I saw on your profile you are a Domestic Engineer. I have never, ever seen anyone describe themselves as a "Domestic Engineer"-except for my mother at a bank one time when she was filling out some sort of form and they asked for her occupation. She said it with such a straight face, they believed her and put it on the application!! She is 78 now.
    Don't you just love it?
    Lynn
    alittlebluesky.blogspot.com

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