Sunday, February 04, 2007

Not such a bad shop after all!

I`ve been hunting the internet in vain for some beads to finish off the Glitzy scarf from Knitting that has been otn for quite a while now (`add some sparkle in no time ` it said, huh, I ought to have them up under the trades description act, their idea of no time is obviously a lot different to mine) and though those helpful ladies on the forum came up with some great links (which have been bookmarked) DD suggested a trip to Hobbycraft.
Now, I`ve been to Hobbycraft a few times before, but I have never been impressed - until today that is. Not only did I find my beads, but I also came away with
6 balls of Rowan R2 rag print for .....49p a ball!!!!! plus some pretend mohair that has 270m on the ball for just £1.49, both are destined for a project which is based on the Colinette Perugino throw but being me, it will be the cheapskate version, using some bits from stash and some Giotto and Tagliatelli from eBay, and todays bargains.
Now I guess I should really have had my suspicions at DD`s eagerness to go to Hobbycraft, and following on from our `Card day ` last saturday, these items seemed to land in the basket too but I`m not complaining in the slightest, as I said before, I`m all for encouraging anything crafty, so I`m pleased she is taking an interest. She is currently downstairs experimenting with her (or rather my) purchases, with the occasional trip up here to use the heat gun for the embossing, and to show her handiwork.
It seems a little strange in the Modelwidow household this weekend as DH is away on a business trip - at least that`s what he tells me, but since he is at the International Toy Fair in Nuremburg that sounds like far too much fun to be business. I know leaving his last job after 28 years was very hard (and many have said brave) but I am really hoping that he has indeed landed on his feet - I mean to say can you imagine how good it would be to be able to try out new stuff, visit exhibitions, write about and generally immerse yourself in your favourite hobby...and get paid for it! But, he has worked damned hard and put up with a lot of stress over the last few years so he deserves it.

7 comments:

Mandella said...

Well done on scoring that yarn at the that price! i know what you mean about Hobbycraft; my nearest one is about an hour's drive away and I always come away with that "is that it?" feeling.

Looking forward to seeing more of your DD's creations.

Sarah said...

Looking forward to seeing your throw created, good work on the bargain hunting.

Helen said...

Nice bargain stash enhancement there!

Silvia said...

My word Hobbycraft must have changed since I last went!!!! Great purchases.
A Toy Faire and in Germany..my word what a lucky man and yes I am certain he deserves his fun:)

Rain said...

What a bargain! I'm not a fan of Hobby craft either, but you really struck lucky.

acrylik said...

I'm not a great Hobbycraft fan either, but if you hit it at the right time you can get some amazing bargains - well done!!

blueadt said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Would you believe me if I told you that the brown chunky was only 2p per gram?

Have you heard of Scrap Store? It's often a great way of getting cheap art materials & your DD would love it.

http://www.home-education.org.uk/scrap.htm