I took a little trip to Spotlight early last week. I needed to get some backing fabric for a customer's quilt order, and I miraculously came out with only that and a metre of shot cotton. Shocking, I know! On my drive home, I made a split decision to turn down a road I know leads me to a "little" habby store - because I needed to get a few zippers for cushion backs. Now, I've been going to this store for a few years now. My Mum directed me there and I can still remember my first venture - walking in and standing there like a stunned mullet.
Set in a smallish warehouse, amongst a small industrial area, this store stocks anything and everything you would EVER need to fulfill your crafting needs! Rows and rows of
crap amazing stuff, from diamontes to stickers and tulle to buttons. It's friggin awesome! Apart from the fact it gives me a minor anxiety attack every time I walk in, it's brilliant.
Anyway, I usually only pop in and head directly to their little packs of 60cm zippers, and sometimes venture over to their elastic spools. This time, however, I decided to ask the lady counting diamontes whether they had any metal zips? "I'm sure we do" she says, and I follow her to the far end of the store. To this......
Just a few of the random tubs of awesomeness to be found. I spent the next 20 minutes fossicking through them all to find just a few I thought could be useful......
Ahemmmmm......... I may have just gotten a tad carried away? This carrying away may have occurred when I realised they had a 40% off everything sale! Cha-ching! Soooo, for what it's worth, this is what I left with:
41 zips of all lengths - mostly metal.
30 metres of elastic
10 magnetic snaps (because now I know how to use them, every bag I ever make will have one)
2 kids craft packs
All for the bargain basement price of......................... $28! Cha-ching Cha-ching!!!
And you know what? Even at full price, this would have been a super bargain!
So, do you want to know where my secret little store is? Theo's Discount Craft Store is located in Macquarie Place, Boronia. For those of you in Melbourne - head East of the city towards the Dandenongs. It is just past the intersection of Dorset Road and Mountain Highway. And it is well worth the trip! I do believe they are having another sale in October. Mark it in your diaries!
Ps. This is not a sponsored post - I just wanted to share the habby love!
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