On the first day of my staycation, and I finally had a chance to visit a fabric store in my neighborhood. This revelation could be precarious for me with the consequence of having a huge fabric stash before I know it because the store sells fabric wholesale prices. I purchased five yards this nice cotton black and white fabric for $3.00 a yard. The store also has blue and white strip fabric for $3.00/per yd as well, and I doing everything in my power from not returning to the store again today because I am thinking PJs with that fabric. I am thinking about a dress with this black and white print, and probably will have some left over to make something else. I am not wasting any of this fabric.
I also purchased three yards of gray fabric for a pair of trousers or a pencil skirt, and the fabric cost $4.00/per yd.
I watching the Martha Stewart today, and saw a segment on making your own craft table. Martha has a partnership with Home Depot where you can buy Martha Stewart Living Alder 35.88 In. High x 24.13 In. Wide x 11.89 In. Deep Laminate Stackable 6 Cube Organizer for $44.97 each. Martha demonstrated on the show that you can buy a hollow door for $25.00, paint or tack oilcloth and you can have a craft table for under $150.00 compared to the Pottery Barn craft table priced at over a $1,157. However, I have to note that BP’s table is on sale for $959 (still too much money). The great thing about the craft table on Martha Stewart is that you can make it portable if you are like me living in a one-bedroom apartment and space is valuable. Use as storage and a table, great idea.
There is another project on Martha Stewart online for dyeing wooden beads for necklaces, and found a couple of websites where you can purchase beads. One site is Craft Parts where beads can come in quite a few sizes. You can also buy wooden craft buttons, and dowels should want to make a bag or your own knitting needles. Another resource is American Wood Crafters Supply where beads are sold at a good price. You can purchase the dye from Rit Dye, and instructions for dyeing beads are at Martha Stewart. It’s time to get crafty, so I am going to end this blog and get ready a craft extravaganza at the library (I will not return to the fabric today). Ciao for now!