Yesterday I went to the bix bog craft store. How can one pass up a 25% off entire purchase coupon at a store having some pretty good (if not uncommon) deals?
I want to tell you what I bought. Keep in mind that I’m hiding out at a coffee shop instead of dealing with my foster daughter at home, so I don’t have my receipt with me to make sure I’m including everything.
- Three 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles. They were on sale for $3.99 each, so when I couldn’t decide which I liked best, I figured I’d just put them all in my cart. I still haven’t figured out why the craft store has the jigsaw puzzles that I like, as opposed to, say tar-jay. But what can you do.
- Two strings of beads. ONLY two. I restrained myself. But I did think, while looking at the beads, that I didn’t have any green beads, and one set caught my eye. I know, I know, you want pics! But they’re at home, I’m at the coffee shop, and my camera is broken anyway.*
- Five or seven necklace chains. I like to wear necklaces so they will come in handy eventually.
- Three new bead storage boxes. I think I finally might have enough. And one of the new ones is still in its packaging. The problem isn’t really that I didn’t have enough storage. It’s that I have too much beading stuff for someone who doesn’t really count beading among her hobbies.
- THREE 180-sheet pads of scrapbook paper. I don’t scrapbook. They were on super-duper sale plus my coupon, and I couldn’t decide which I liked best, so I got all three. I know I’ll find something to use them for.
- A few (10-ish) individual sheets of scrapbook paper. See above.
- Eight small, square base, cork stoppered bottles, and one small, round base, cork stoppered bottle. The plan (oh, plans, how you tease me) is to make these into a Chanukah menorah. The next step is to find candles that are the right size. Oops.
- Four fun paper punches. One of them makes really cute hearts. Or it did. For two hearts. Now it doesn’t punch all the way through the paper. Any advice?
- A set of paper crafting tools. The critical piece here is that it has an eyelet setting tool. Now I can use the eyelets I bought last time I was at the craft store.
- Cork squares so that I can make more coasters. Anyone know if cork plus paper plus mod podge makes a safe, usable trivet?
- A circle cutting tool. I did figure out how to get the piece open that holds the blades, so I got to practice using it a bit. Yay circles!
*No worries, I just ordered a new one.