I didn’t go out much this year. Need to USE UP all the supplies I’ve gathered over the past ten years; so I’ve just not been going out shopping much AT ALL. Because if I GO, I’ll BUY! Have to FORCE myself to use up what I have! Seriously, I could open up my own craft supply store with all the stuff I have!!!
BUT, I got a Michael’s gift card for Christmas AND they had a coupon for $5.00 off every $25.00 spent. And I DID need some tacky glue, so off I went. Practically EVERYTHING at Michael’s was marked down! Got some pink glitters for Valentine crafting, Aleen’s tacky glue (always need that!) and a packet of ephemera.
You know all the ‘impulse buy’ stuff they have that you walk by on your way to the register? The stuff that USED to always be $1.00 each, and went up to $1.50 a few years ago? It was all 50 CENTS!!! I got these 2 little notebooks to alter.
And quite a few of their individually wrapped skeleton keys. That was it at Michael’s. Next to WalMart. I almost NEVER go to WM! We’ve only had one close enough TO go to for a couple of years now, but I’m kinds set in my ‘shopping ways’. Do like to check out their Christmas ornaments after Halloween though. And again after Christmas, on sale.
I did not NEED a new one of these, but I simply could not resist those colors!!! I got a few of the round red cookie tins (like I used for my cupcake ornaments) and picked up the case of nests and owls that they were holding for me.
I got a couple more VANILLA scented bottles of hand sanitizer. MUCH more pleasant the the alcohol smelling kind! I keep one in my car and use it before and after each venture.
And that was IT for my after Christmas shopping! I don’t DARE ever shop for GIFTS this far in advance. I’d surely forget not only what I got and where I hid it, but whom it was for as well!!!
Happy New Year to all my Dollar Devotees!!
After MANY months of writing and editing, I finally finished my latest e-book, “CREATE YOUR OWN CLOCHES”. And it’s now available to purchase in my etsy shop for $10.00
It has 137 full color pages of instructions and ideas to inspire you to create your own unique decorative cloches. For my blog readers only, I’m offering a 50% discount. To get the discount, you’ll need to enter the coupon code: BLOGSPECIAL in the coupon code box when you check out. Very simple. Very easy!
I make and SELL literally HUNDREDS of these cloches a year. But even if you just want to make a few for your personal home decor, and maybe to give as gifts; this e-book will save you ten times the purchase price on what you MIGHT have spent otherwise to buy ‘ready made’ or vintage cloches.
The buys holiday season for etsy sales is fast approaching, so I won’t be able to offer it at the special discount for very long. Get it while the gettin’s GOOD (and cheap!!)
***Most of what’s in the e-book IS already ‘somewhere’ in my trash to treasure blog. But it takes a lot of hunting and searching to find all that old information when you want it, (even for ME!) The advantage of the e-book is that it’s all in one place at the same time and easy for you to access over and over again, whenever you wish.
Here are a few preview pictures: