Wednesday, 19 November 2008

On my desk....on a Wednesday

As ever my work today is not on my desk but was photographed on the kitchen floor this morning in the mad rush before the school run! And it's not typical work (sewing or papercrafts) but the more boring task of sorting and finding new homes for things in my bursting craft room! I've had a trip to Sams you see :) Sams is my local scrapstore and they offer everything from fabric to paper, plastic containers to mod rock with lots of other things besides. It's a wonderful tresure trove of bits and pieces and is wonderful for sparking off ideas. Because the stock changes so quickly (local businesses donate everything) you never know what you are going to get each time you go. I use that reason as an excuse to go as often as I can! Anyway enough waffling - here is what I bought.

A wallpaper sample book - the fabric has mainly been ripped out but the wallpaper is still intact. Here are some of the patterens below.

Some bubble mailers will be made from this paper and maybe some gift tags too. I also got some swatch cards with little fabric swatches in.

These are the perfect size for my business cards :) And gorgeous bright colours too!

I also found a little group of oddities that will come in useful somewhere - but not quite sure where yet!

I got a whole bag full of these horse cardboard pieces - they may be turned into gift tags if my punch will go through them!

These will be for mixed media work.

These are going to be decorated by the girls and have photographs put in them and magnetic strip (also from Sams) stuck on the back and will be Christmas presents :) And these glitter things below - no idea what I'm going to use them for but I couldn't leave glittery things behind could I?

I also got some yummy fabric - Sam's has fabulous fabric!

I also got 2 bags of this lovely ruffle stuff - badges and rosettes are calling me with this I think!

I also got some wadding for a quilt I'm making, some magnetic strip and other bits and bobs that aren't worth photographing. Oh and all of this little lot cost me the princely sum of £5 :) Happy Lynsey now :)


Tweed Delights said...

Wow! What amazingly thrifty and creative ideas - and all for £5. Sam's store sounds great :-)

Tip Top said...

OMG!!! Dare I venture there?!!

Chelsea Ling said...

fab! my mom is walways telling me old wallpaper swatches are great for crafts... guess I should listen to her.

CurlyPops said...

What a bargain! I wish there was a shop like that near me.