Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thrifting to Support your Crafting Habit

Good morning campers! If you are like me, you can't resist crafting supplies at the thrift. They are always cheaper and usually vintage. I did well in Baltimore the last time:

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blue printed fabric - $1
knitting needles - $1.70 for both
brown cross stitch fabric - 80 cents

Plus Mom called from the thrift earlier this week and said she found a $3 bag of a knitting needles and did I want them? Knitting needles run about $4 to $6 a pair. She said there were 11 pairs of needles in the bag. Um, yeah I wanted them! (serial knitters will tell you that you are defined by your needle collection ;) )

My craft room (and whole house for that matter) is getting a bit over crowded. I need to have a garage sale. Not easy in Queens, let me tell you. I was thinking the other day that we need a website that is for swapping/selling your thrifted items to other thrifters around the world. Does anyone know of a website like that?? I'm looking for one run but bloggers and not like an Ebay type site.


PS - I added a few new links to fellow thrifters. I plan to add more through out the week! Check them out


Anonymous said...

Girl... you NEED to have a yard sale!!! When I come up next month, am I going to have to have a closet overhaul? Stage a packrat intervention?! Tee hee

jungle dream pagoda said...

I love the blue print fabric.I think there is a blog called "thrift barter buy',but I have not thoroughly explored it.

Anonymous said...

If you ever swing by the Northern Virginia side of DC, I'll tell you a bunch of great thrift stores within five miles of my house. Thrifting is great here, because people get rid of so much nice stuff. I used to try the Goodwill, I guess it was, in Queens, and it was, as you've noticed, very picked-over.


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