I just had a very enjoyable shopping morning, and only spent $40, and got a damn good stash of stuff with it.
My first stop was my LYS. I knew what I wanted when I went in, and that’s all I left with. Aren’t you proud? I needed more roving for my thrummed mits. I wasn’t expecting a great colour match, but I think I got a not-too-bad match:
I figure with a bit of mixing, there won’t be too much difference. I was very happy to find those small packs, because the other stuff they had was big lots of Lorna’s Laces roving.
My next stop was Value Village, where I got some bargains. A couple old, tattered knitting patterns for 29 cents. Not planning on knitting them, but they’re in English and French (yay Canada) and I’m going to use them for ATCs, collage, etc. Also got a picture book to use just for the pictures, a new tea towel with a blue and white pasta print, and a small doily I’m currently tea-dying. All for $10.
I like the idea of using old pictures and neat, aged pages from old books in various crafts, but my inner bookworm always SCREAMS at the thought of cutting up a book. There was a used bookstore back home a few years ago that was going out of business, so everything was 70% off in the last few days. I bought up tons of old, tattery books to make book boxes out of. I could never bring myself to do it. And I now have a closet full os slightly musty books. Nothing valuable or antique, but I still couldn’t do it. The book I got today is more for the photos, it’s all old movie-musical photos, and pretty tattered to begin with, so I think I’ll be able to do it.
My last stop was Michaels. Now, as an ex-employee I should have remembered that on Saturdays Michaels turns into hell on earth, but I apparently forgot. I went in only for glue (shame, I know, having no glue in the house, and calling myself a crafter) but came out with something else. In my defence, I did get them to give me the weekly 50% off coupon, so it was only $15. I am so enamoured of it, I made a collage:
They had them in the scrapbook section (is it just me, or does it grow each time you go in?) but it’s just a great craft basket in general. There’s all the pockets, the inside is all divided, there’s a big zippy pocket on the back, and the drawer on the bottom! So cool!
I’m just a geek for pockets, boxes, and baskets, so this is all my obsessions in one.
All in all a good day. I spent more than intended (all I needed was roving and glue) but I got some good, useful stuff.