Today was a day I look forward to all year long. It was the annual Unused Fabric and Crafts Sale with all the proceeds going to charity. I stumbled upon this sale within months of moving to this city and this marks my third time attending. Knowing what to expect and having a game plan in mind, this year I braved being amongst the crowd that gathered waiting for the doors to the sale to open. Ready to see some sewing treasures? (I'll just share one of the shopping bags I filled and show more tomorrow).
Buttons were hard hit by the early morning crowd, I didn't get anywhere near them until things thinned out and by that time the box that had been stuffed to overflowing was down to about 6 baggies of buttons. I took two. ;o)
Amy will tease me about buying more ric rac because there's no way I used up all that I bought last year... and here I am bringing home more! How can I explain my penchant for ric rac.... ;o)
Finally, here's where I went a bit crazy in the notion section. Want to guess how many zippers are in the basket? As I mentioned, everything was pre-bundled this year - including zippers. The past couple of years you could sort through them individually, which I really liked. This year the zippers were sealed into baggies with 10 zips to a bag and the colours were mixed. Knowing that zippers are one notion I use quite a lot of, I tried to find baggies that had some basic coloured zips. The price is so fantastic for zips that it wasn't until I got home that I counted up all the baggies of zippers I had stuffed into my shopping bag. Would you believe that I grabbed 13!? Yeah, so that means I just added 130 assorted zippers to my stash in one go, for the grand sum of $13. Now you know one of the reasons I look forward to this sale each year. Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a few more reasons. ;o)