Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hob Lob Envy

I admit.  I've got Hobby Lobby envy, and to cure it i ran to Joan's Fabrics at lunch.  I had no clear agenda except clearance.  If it wasn't at least 70% off, i thumbed my nose at it. After making my way around the perimeter i went to the mega clearance aisle and proceeded to scoop up every vinyl related product that caught my fancy.  I have never used vinyl, but for the clearance prices they were, i was willing and eager to try them.

I really, really wanted to use the individual letters, but i blanked on what word to make and for where.  I thought, laundry/craft area that will one day (hopefully) be what i envision in my head.  So i ransacked and made a huge mess   calmly and patiently went through about 7 bins and got nothing.  I had all but my C-i thought i'd make the word CRAFT but then i found a Y, and thought i'll make CRAFTY.  There was a K, for KRAFTY, but i thought well, that's pretty desperate, plus it would make me hungry all the time for mac and cheese.  mmm, mac and cheese.

where were we?  a yes, behold my variety of vinyl.

Those smaller stickers were marked as .50, but they rang up .25!  I thought those records would look great for our retro diner basement, so i bought a ton.  Since those letters didn't work out for me, this tube holds the whole alphabet, so ha!

"i love mew." too cute, and they too rang up half off, so they were 1.97.  I'm going to put it where Sunday's food bowl is so she can know how much i lahhhhhve her.    Ok, so i didn't get that much (there really wasn't much that struck my fancy) but i feel good.  My jealousy has somewhat dissipated, at least til someone blogs about their latest and greatest find!

Please see my sidebar for where i'm linking these frugal finds.


mle said...

Great bargains! I'm a little behind the times but I just installed my first 2 vinyl word expressions last weekend for my parents. So easy!! Now I can't wait to get some for myself... JoAnn's you say?! gotta get me some!

have fun with your stash!

Anonymous said...

Great finds! I haven't used vinyl either.. so let us know how it goes!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I hear you! Sometimes I find great things cheap and other times I am in and out in 15 minutes!

I want to put some vinyl writing on my bedroom wall and one area of my family room.

Karen said...

No Hobby Lobby near you? We've only had one for a short time, but they do have a large selection. If it makes you feel better, they aren't open on Sunday, the day when I'd be most likely to stop in.

Alison said...

Great finds!

I haven't used any vinyl yet. Waiting for the house to get done being painted. I know if I buy something now, I'll change my mind by the time the painting is done!

Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry said...

I don't have a Hobby Lobby in my state :( There is one opening soon but hundreds of miles away, I think I may have to make a road trip. I love those little skeleton key vinyls!

Diana Mieczan said...

I am learning here so much...I love what you found:)
Kisses and have a great day:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, what great finds! I don't normally buy vinyl either {I usually just order what I need from Etsy folks}. I like the ones you got though ~ the letters are always good to have on hand for different projects. I guess I have to plan a trip to Joann's now! We don't have Hobby Lobby here either and even though they are online now, we won't get those same deals and sales the actual store has.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

No Hobby Lobby here either. I miss it. I'm also a vinyl virgin. I have not a bit of it yet. I would love to give it a try. Our Joanns is just so small and pitiful, just so sad.

GoodyGirlRed said...

I've never used vinyl either--I'm going to head over to my Joann's & see if they have any--happy I stopped by!

Its A Blog Party said...

Wow! What great deals!
Thanks for linking up!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

No Hobby Lobby here either the closest one is over an hour away!!:(
Oh well we have a Joanne's down the street I may just need to make a trip. Love the skeleton keys! Thanks for sharing.

:) Michelle