Monday, May 11, 2009

Why I Should Never Browse in Craft Stores...

...........there is not one thing in this picture that I need - apart from the yellow punch, which is what I went in to the store for to begin with. Of course, I have the complete set (including the scallops) of Nestie circles, but sometimes I can't be bothered with all the hassle of dragging them out and running them through the bug just for a wee circle and I wanted a small one for the center of the flowers that I was making. So I stopped at Michaels. Now I know not everyone has a good experience at M's but I have to say my local one is great and pretty much always has at least some of the latest and greatest items that the SCS threads are buzzing about. Which is not always a good thing because I went in for a $5 punch and came out $45 poorer! Of course it's all justifiable! The ribbon was on sale, and there is no such thing as too much ribbon, right? Or too much paper? And what is better than BG paper? Nothing, apart from BG paper on sale!
And how can anyone resist birthday sentiments? You always need them, right? And again, if they are on sale? It would take a stronger woman than me....
Then there is the bling, which wasn't on sale, but was a steal anyhow - and the ribbon flowers? A must have , because i just love the way the European girls use them with lace and such on their projects. No, I didn't buy any lace, but only because there was none to be had in the whole store.... which probably means a visit to that other big craft place very soon. I have NO willpower....
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8 comments:

Nilla said...

I know all about that, I am only buying....and then you end up with half the store! I have Blog candy for free if you want to have a look:-) if you need more things!! hugs Nilla

The Mama Monkey said...

I can so relate...wait until you see how bad I was in Tokyo! At least you are doing some spring cleaning as well!

kat9 said...

I have no will power either. I love paper.....lol

Grace said...

ROTFL!!! I can so identify with this!!! In fact I think you did very well!!! It all looks yummy!!! Have fun!

laos348 said...

I hear you - going in for one item means leaving with at least ten!! Have fun with your new stuff.

DaDoodleDiva said...

I had to laugh when I read your post on your M's experience! Isn't it funny how we get so captivated when we go into a craft store? Love all your purchases and I am sure you will have fun with them.

Holly said...

I so often do the exact same thing. I think, "I just need to pop over and pick up ____ and then I walk out with those "other" things that I just needed to get once I saw them! Looks like you got some fab stuff on your outing! Enjoy!

Dawn said...

I may just have to do a blog post like this one day, I do the exact same thing, I'll say let me run in and grab X and walk out with a bag full of STUFF!!! I wish my m's had that paper, I think I need it! LOL

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