Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Goodies Galore

Yesterday at the last minute I decided to treat myself to a trip to a little craft store up north in Antioch, IL. It is a bit of a haul, so I don't go there that often, but they have much better stuff than Joann or Michael's in the paper department. I supposed someone needs to SMACK me! I got more double-sided heavy cardstock to make more booklets. Meanwhile, they haven't been selling lately and I still have more I've already made that I need to list in my store. I found some really cute ribbons and embellishments too. I will have fun putting it all together...




I also bought some nice trendy fat quarters to make a few wristlets which I plan to put in the store. I just want to do something to make them more unique than just one type of fabric on the outside and another as the lining. So I still need to work on that design.


After my trip there I had to go to Joann on my way home to get essentials that the craft store doesn't carry, like zippers, D-rings, clasps and fusible fleece. I got the kids each a little craft they were begging for. That $2 was well worth it as it gave me a little peace and quiet for a decent chunk of time as they worked on them and I cut and folded paper for my new booklets.


I was thinking of a new idea for bags. I have a few of those recyclable shopping/grocery bags so as not to use up plastic bags. But they often come apart at the seams and I have to sew them back up. Would you buy and use a sturdier canvas bag with no lining but pretty fabric for the straps to make you remember to get them out of the car before going into the store because you can't help but want to show off your pretty bags??

3 ripples:

Nicole said...

I love the double sided cardstock. Thanks one of my favorite things too. Cute fabric too, can't wait to see what you make with it.

C said...

Looks like fun papers...can't wait to see your new wristlets...they will be the perfect thing to have in the shop for the Christmas season...

and don't you ever stop this blog...that would make me sad!! :)

Nilsa S. said...

I'd buy recyclable bags because all our Whole Foods bags seem to have gone to use in the move ... and they still haven't found their way back to my car. :-)

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