Friday, July 29, 2016

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!

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Well there’s another resolution thoroughly broken.  Yes I went to the craft store, again(see 2016 Resolutions Update: Round 2).  And bought way more than I needed, again. 

I just thought I’d go to Joann to buy a couple small sheets of craft foam for a certain project.  Then I remembered I had a nice coupon, and they had some things on sale…

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!

…so I came back with all of this.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!: Snaps and Hooks!

I got several packs of sew-on snaps and hooks and eyes.  They are a staple for making clothes, for people and dolls.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!: Velcro!

I also got a pack of soft Velcro.  This stuff is also great for doll clothes too.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!: Aleene's Tacky Glue

From the maker’s of my favorite embellishing glue, it’s Aleene’s Tacky Glue!  Yay!  Okay, I actually needed it for a certain project.  You will see why later.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!: Pretty felt in lots of different colors.

Behold, eco-felt in a wide assortment of beautiful colors!

It was on sale for 33 cents a sheet, and since felt is so useful for small crafts I couldn’t pass it up.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing! Tambourine jewelry pendant, could work for dolls

Those were all fairly essential craft supplies, but this is a little different.  It’s a pendant, shaped like a tambourine.  I found it with the jewelry supplies.  Many of the beads and stuff were half off including this. 

Honestly, the only reason I got it was because I thought it was the perfect size for dolls.  Imagine it, dolls with musical instruments.  In fact, I saw several others charms and pendants that also would have worked for dolls.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!  Super tiny pearls, good for dolls.

That’s one of the reasons why I got these.  They are 3 mm. faux pearls, also half off.  Perfect size for making tiny pieces such as more of those doll necklaces or doll purses I made (see 5 a Week: Jewelry for Dolls and 5 a Week: Cute Felt Bags for Dolls with a Tutorial).

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing! 16 gauge craft wire.

Strange to say, but I also got this to use to make doll stuff.  It’s 16 gauge copper wire.  What I will make with it, you will have to wait to see.

Craft Haul! or I just Went in for One Thing!  Wooden craft dowels.

These wooden dowels will also be used with the wire, but only a couple will be used.  The rest I will have to find other uses for.  Well as the package says, they have “thousands of uses.”  But I just need to find one.

That goes for the rest of these supplies.  Whatever I make with it, it will at least be interesting.  Look forward to it.

8 comments:

  1. Happens to me every time!...it's addicting!

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    1. Yeah, at least this time it all fit in only one bag. I can't say the same thing for my last few trips to any craft stores.

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  2. It's funny how much good and totally useful stuff you can find when you just pop in for one thing! At least you got that one thing too and didn't leave without it!!

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    1. That's true, although that has happened before. :(

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  3. This sounds so familiar, I do exactly the same lol But these things are important, after all you never know when inspiration may strike and you need to be prepared :)

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    1. Exactly, basic sewing and craft supplies like glue and snaps should always be on hand.

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  4. Sometimes my students need this for projects.
    Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger's Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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