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My Mini-Me

Well, Bea is turning into my mini-me…all she wants to do is art.

She loves coming over and going through my supplies. And I don’t ever want her to stop doing that. But she has a birthday coming up in a few days, and I decided she needs some supplies of her own.

The idea came to me when I was wandering through Michael’s and saw a darling “owl” themed storage box that had her name written all over it. I knew she just HAD to have the box, but what could I put in it, and what would she use it for?

Well, art supplies, of course!

And the fun was on. She needed paints and her own brushes and daubers. Maybe some stencils, some ink, stamps and a bottle of modpodge (no self respecting mixed media artist can LIVE without modpodge!) And of course an art journal would be fun. And washi tape. Yeah she NEEDS washi tape.

Then I found a book on drawing fashion, which would combine another of her loves – fancy clothes!

It was taking shape nicely.

And man, it was not cheap! I don’t EVER want to calculate how much I’ve spent on MY supplies!

I would love to say that’s enough to start with, but me and “enough” have never met, and I don’t want to make its acquaintance anytime soon.


So I have a nice start on her box. I’m sure I’ll be adding more. But not too much more. I still want her to marvel at going through my stuff!

Day #2 of Hobby Lobby Wonderfulness

Blogtoberfest Day #26

Yes, I went back again today, in spite of my reservations, and I was very, very bad. Again.

This time I finished up my first run through the store. I will not suggest I looked at each and every display (that would take a week!) but I finished a cursory run through the departments I missed yesterday, tossing things into the basket as I went.

The art supply section seems good, and one of the first things I noticed was an end cap full of ATC supplies!

There was a whole row of canvasses,


…and paints.

The scrapbook section was awesome. They were out of the tools I was looking for already (thank goodness!) but I succumbed to a few pieces of paper I didn’t need. I bought enough at the show to keep me busy for quite awhile, which freed up more money for other goodies!

These metal monograms really lit my fire. I bought an F, then when I got home wished I had gone ahead and spelled out “FAMILY.” They are totally my style and in my colors…(oh no, I’m smelling a day #3!) And at 50% off, it would practically be criminal not to get them!

These two pieces reminded me of my art group. (we are the fly tribe) and several of the girls are whacko over owls…

I don’t know what I would do with another clock so I was safe in this aisle, but it didn’t stop me from lusting…

As you can tell, the Christmas section also lit my fire! Once again my cart was overflowing with lusciousness. But notice that at least I got the Artist Trading Card sleeves I went in for this time!

I was determined to put myself on self-imposed Hobby Lobby restriction until next pay day, but now that I’ve decided I NEED those letters, I think I’ll wait until after my next visit, and they won’t be on sale after the 29th, so it’ll have to be soon!

***Late edit: I didn’t wait. I went back this afternoon and got the rest of the letters to spell “family,” and then another set to spell “Love.” By then I realized I needed a new eraser and some page protectors, so got those, too. Then on the way home remembered another large plaque I want for my front porch. Crap. I may as well just move in.

After I get it, I’m definitely putting myself on restriction. Yeah, right.

Hobby Lobby (you think I’m kidding?)

Blogtoberfest Day #25

You’d think if I was blogging about a chain craft store, I must be short on things to blog about, but you’d be wrong. I mean, seriously, who blogs about Hobby Lobby?

Um, that would be me. It apparently just opened this weekend, without much fanfare, I might add. I heard about it at the scrapbook show I was at over the weekend. The people I bought the bubble tool from told me about it. When I rolled in at 1am Sunday morning I got on line to see if it was true. It was, but they are closed on Sunday, so I impatiently waited until Monday morning to make the twenty minute trek. It has immediately become my very favorite craft store of all time. Man,  just the sheer size of the place blew me away.

It was the shopping experience of the month. Maybe even longer. Sometime during my wandering I think I passed out from sheer joy, then when I regained conscientiousness I wondered for a moment if those “when Harry met Sally” noises had come out of my mouth or were just running around making a ruckus in my head. It was that good. And I wasn’t the only one. There were women everywhere with loaded shopping carts and euphoric looks on their faces.

I never made it to the scrapbooking, beading or Christmas sections, let alone fabric or yarn, before I ran out of time. And I didn’t even get what I went there for (ATC sleeves.) Every aisle was a new delight. It was as if their buyers had crawled into my head and bought everything at market that they knew I would just have to have.

They had lots of red…

…and chickens.



And that’s not the half of it! And every single thing I bought was either 40% or 50% off. I didn’t even get to use my 40% off coupon. Given another half hour, and I would have needed a second shopping cart. I’m so embarrassed.

Now I’m feverishly trying to figure out how and when I can get back over there as quickly as possible to do it again…I mean I need to get what I went there for…right?

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