Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hobby Lobby Heaven

Over the years, I had heard other crafters talk about how wonderful Hobby Lobby craft stores are. During the time my husband was in the Navy, we lived all over the country (and world), but I had never lived anywhere (that I knew of) that had a Hobby Lobby craft store in the immediate area. Recently, I learned that there was a Hobby Lobby Craft Store about a 40 minute drive from my house. I was so excited! Finally, I would get to see what the hype and talk about the store and it's yarn was all about!
Hobby Lobby, you did NOT disappoint me! I went last Saturday with my oldest daughter and my daughter-in-law, who also crafts. We had a ball!
Hobby Lobby has everything that normal big box craft stores has, but multiplied by at least four times!!  I was finally able to view and feel all the yarn that is exclusive to Hobby Lobby. I fell in love with the COTTON. You can see the stash I brought home! I had to stop myself from buying any more yarn that day! First of all, I need to design and crochet the projects that I bought THIS yarn for; secondly, it will give me an excuse to go back and buy more yarn!

I had so much fun browsing through their Home Dec section. Who knew? I love anything to do with Dress Forms, so I could not resist picking up some decor for my new Studio. I can't wait until the painting and prep work is done in my studio so I can decorate! Oh! and did I tell you that everything I bought in the Home Dec section was 50% off!!!!

I was also able to pick up some items that will be helpful to me when I take photographs of my new crochet designs! and also some cool accessories for my new crochet design studio.

The last thing I picked up were some presents for my grandsons. They had these really cool, giant calculators in different pretty colors, that I could not pass up. I knew the boys would have fun playing with these and they were only $2.99 each! I photographed the calculators with a skein of yarn in the photo, so you could actually see how large these calculators are! I can't tell you how long the boys stayed occupied with these calculators when I gave them to them! Now, every time they come over, they go right to the drawer I keep them in and take them out to play. Really nice and inexpensive gift for them!
Thank you, Hobby Lobby for being a great craft store! I know I will be seeing you again soon!
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Shana said...

Ooh be careful that place is addictive! I love Hobby Lobby and they always have great sales and you can get an email from them every week that has a coupon. That cotton is wonderful isn't it??

Kristine said...

There isn't a Hobby Lobby within 100 miles of here. Now I'm very disappointed :-(

April Creates said...

Well, if you like Hobby Lobby you should move to Oklahoma. It is based in Oklahoma and there are 3 of them within a 15 minute drive of my house, and several others within an hours drive. I LOVE their cotton as well. It is I think the softest cotton I have ever felt, and extremely affordable. You can sometimes get the skeins on sale for just $1.99! I agree, definitely my favorite craft store!

Tekoa said...

Cool Jocelyn!!! I've never heard of them before now, but there is one about 45 minutes from my house. Gotta check them out in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for the post.

Angela said...

Be sure to sign up for their online newsletter. They offer their weekly coupons there. AND you can now order online also. Many weeks they have free shipping. I like the cotton also.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yeah! I'm your 100th follower! I just discovered your wonderful blog and I am enjoying my visit here very much! I am an avid crocheter, too and am very much in love with I Love This Yarn cotton, wool and their Super Saver acrylic yarn! It's the softest and makes up so pretty. Great colors, too! My daughter and I really can't go a week without visiting our Hobby Lobby stores. We are fortunate enough to have two in our town! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Be careful because Hobby Lobby is addicting! My aunt told me about one near her home and I used to drive almost 2 hours one way to go every few weeks. Thankfully there is now one about 10 minutes from my house.

Go to their website and sign up for the mailing list. Every other week you'll be sent a 40 percent off coupon. The other weeks you'll get a coupon for a specific type item or a 25 percent off coupon.

Grendy's Gifts said...

I LOVE Hobby Lobby! We've had one for several years just down the street. If I don't go in with something specific and put on my blinders then I am there for HOURS!

crazymotheringchick said...

I love Hobby Lobby. I buy most of my craft stuff there. But, yes, it is addictive! I can't stay away.