I got myself into a craft supply frenzy ... which for me, isn't really hard to do! Friday, it was off to Joann's for my monthly "feel good" craft trip. For 5 hours! At least! I searched and scoured many departments, sometimes
more than once many times. Depending on what craft supplies I'm looking for, I may only concentrate on those particular departments. But lately, I gotta do a whole store run through. LOL There weren't too many Halloween items left. But I peeked at those. Checked out the Papercrafting stuff, fabrics, Christmas stuff, paints, buttons, ribbons, and of course, the mags and books. I crawled around looking for sales and anything clearance that I might need use. I did a little sit down to look at the mags and books I picked up and also looked in the Mc Call's pattern book. I did pick two that were on sale for 1.29 each.
|Two Mc Call's patterns I picked up. The doll clothes pattern is one that's out of print and I just got from eBay.|
|Doll undies material and some white muslin for dolls plus a few trims.|
|Paperclay to try - a new medium for me!!|
Since there is a Michael's and a Savers in a shopping plaza on the other side of the street, I jumped plazas. Michael's offered their Halloween leftovers for 80% off. I picked up a few things there, but I had already put a lot of that stuff away before picture-taking time. As soon as I get new supplies, I have to get it all organized quickly. Usually that means a "project" because then I need to move things around to make room and kinda re-organize. My poor feeties were already hurting, but I did a quick run-through at Savers. I found a couple of very nice paper crafting hard cover books there, plus a nice one on jewelry-making I had admired on Amazon. And the cutest little Scottie dog pin!! Now just imagine a little ribbon and tiny bell 'round his neck!!
|Isn't he cute? Might be vintage, kind of looks it!|
|These cute little painted wood pickies were too cute to pass up!|
I forgot to take pix of the books, and I also got a really pretty, old, Chinese horse that I will show a pic of down the road. He got washed and is still drying!
So then ...
On Saturday, I went back to Michael's (the one closer to me) because I wasn't able to spend enough time there to satisfy my CRAFT CRAVING. I was there so long that they went through a complete shift change - plus add a couple hours to each side of that!!! Does anyone else do this? I don't do it every week or anything. Just the once a month or maybe bi-monthly. I can wander around and around and not til I drop either even if I , go without food, heh heh. Just for crafts, though. Not other stuff. I used to do it at Doll and Teddy Bear shows, too, with mom, but haven't done so in a long time. But ... somewhere down the line, a doll show is calling my name!! So, here's some of the other goodies I got. Don't forget, besides stuff on sale or clearance, I came armed with COUPONS!!!
|This is some Recollections items that were clearanced. The wire basket hangs on the rod and so do those jar holders.|
|Some bits 'n bobs for Christmas crafting.|
|See those light pink boxes up on top?? They were 7 for $10. which is an excellent price. I like the pretty pink. You can see that these boxes on top of my Craft Cupboard are now UP TO THE CEILING!!|
Yes, I know, one of those wonderful electronic cutters would be much better, but that will come down the road. I want the Silhouette Cameo and right now it's too pricey for me!! But I know that it cuts so much MORE besides paper and connects to my computer so the possibilities are endless!
One more item I picked up from the 80% off stuff:
There you have it. I was in a frenzy for two days. Over craft stuff. You know those pink boxes close to the ceiling? Yup, filled already!! I re-organized stuff inside the Craft Cupboard, too. I have several more of those pretty boxes to use for more organizing. And one item I didn't get, but is also on my wishlist, is this:
Okay, that's it, I promise. Except for 2 last pix. This is a nice item I got off eBay for 1.25 (it was waiting for me when I got home):
|This is such a beautiful book and just filled with her darling drawings. I had to add it to my collection!|
|I just LOVE this self-portrait she did!|
I hope you all got that extra hour of sleep. So, until next time,