I have set myself a challenge, to visit one of the many economy stores that are popping up and to see what supplies I could find.
I think you may be surprised…
Fabric, table runners, t-towels, and of course bed linen. This single duvet cover for £6.99 which is the equivalent of 4 metres of fabric, for the same price I would gain one metre of the equivalent economy fabric in a fabric shop.
Tape, I was looking for parcel tape and double sided tape – have you seen this great tutorial for fabric washi tape, made with double sided tape and fabric scraps? What I found was foam double sided tape – great for mounting:) Plus Pritt stick glue and wallpaper samples, perfect for card making.
Wool – you can never be short of wool:)
Affordable storage for your crafting supplies.
I didn’t find everything I expected to. I guess that is part of economy store shopping.. you never know what they have in stock!
Following my rather extensive birthday celebrations (well why not drag it out at my age!) I have enjoyed rummaging through my paper craft hoard. The aim to make some stash busting thank you notelets:).
A little bit of playing around created a quick and simple collage thank you notelet.
To create your own you will need two types of paper. I used a leaf printed handmade paper, and silver chinese temple paper. It’s nearly twelve years since I have been to China – definitely time to use some of my stock!
Rip into square shapes, one slightly bigger than the other.
Stamp text onto the card.
Quick, simple and effective (just don’t tell the people who received them just how quick and easy!). I really enjoyed working with paper as a change – I may just be doing some more rummaging:)
As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,
I enjoy sewing and pattern making focussing on recycled bags. This love of recycling and caring for the environment is my excuse to haunt charity shops for bargains!
I blog about these, come join me on my journey!!