Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A New Amusement

You know I wouldn't be happy unless I was making something. To add even more excitement, I like to make something new out of something old.

You might also know that I am a "fiber junkie", I like yarn, ribbon, raffia, thread, cord, string......... There's a little thrift shop in my neighborhood that is like a miracle from heaven. It's a non profit. They sell the leftovers from peoples craft projects. The name of the shop is Crafts Bits & Pieces. This is the little "treasure house" I go to get my "fiber fix".

I probably won't do it justice, but in Crafts Bits & Pieces you'll find: yarn, crochet thread, knitting needles and crochet hooks, wreath making and garden inspired materials, buttons, old/used jewelry, china, dolls, how to books, Christmas decorations, old and new quilts, tons of yard goods, sewing notions, lace, stamping supplies, painting supplies, paper art supplies, sewing patterns, thread, picture frames, embroidery supplies............I could go on and on. All of it at violently reduced prices. It is absolute nirvana.

wrapped with cord

A couple months ago I began wrapping bangles with various and sundry fibers. I have used all of the above, with varying degrees of deliciousness.

wrapped with crochet thread

Of course, when I discover a new amusement, I get addicted real quick. I make lot and lots. It's almost as if I can't stop. There's only one way to solve this overabundance. Put them in my etsy shop.

wrapped with ribbon cord
wrapped with raffia


  1. I love these bracelets! Going over to check them out in your shop. I too love Crafts Bits & Pieces and go there often for the vintage items. I find a lot to buy and resell in my Etsy shop! There's always something new there.

  2. These bracelets are great! I have scraps left from so many projects because I don't want to throw them away but never know what to do with them!

  3. That shop sounds like so much fun! Wish I could go shopping with you <3