My local craft store Ben Franklin Crafts hosted their first craft supply swap event. And of course, I had to go! So I went through my hoard of craft supplies (except my yarns), and picked out stuff I knew needed a new home.
The trade-in started at 9am. We got there well before then! You trade in your unwanted supplies and get a ticket for each item. At 10am, you can start taking things! Items that did not get claimed would be donated to a local school.
We got there early enough to catch some great items. I had my eye on a few things that didn’t make it to my bag, and a couple things I could have gone without. They plan on doing this on a regular basis, so I can just put back what I didn’t end up using. I just wish I took a “before” photo to compare!
I scored these awesome Clover knitting needles! Kind of bummed there weren’t any crochet hooks, but I didn’t have these sizes anyways! Haha! They’re normally about $5-10 on Amazon, depending on the size. Also, one thing I learned recently: if Clover makes it, buy that. Overall, the quality of the products are great and are very affordable to the seasoned crafter.
Of course, I had to stop in the store to see what was on the clearance aisle! (My wallet’s favorite part of any store!) It just so happens, they had some adhesive that I needed and stamps by my favorite stamp brand. Aren’t they just adorable?
Lucky me, there was a pile of yarn! What reached my bag were 2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver: Black Fleck, and Grey Heather. Also, I snagged a mini-mountain of (what feels like) wool. It’s some Japanese Brand, so I may have to Google some stuff before using it. Just for kicks, I took some sort of tool that makes rimmed tags, large paper clip set, and some stickers for my little one.
Overall, I loved this event and will be going to each one I am able to! It’s a fun way to rid your space of non-moving things and items you bought just to try. It’s very interesting to see the bag you arrive with change into a bag full of new toys! Now, what shall I turn these yarns into?