There are so many great sources for materials and supplies for crafting out there. It seems that with the current popularity of being crafty as being trendy, more and more supply shops are popping up. Combine that with the amazing resources on the internet and you may never have to worry about finding just the thing you need. One of the great resources for unique supplies, and one of my favorite sources for my personal crafting, is thrift stores and garage sales.
As much a game as it is shopping, you get a chance to hunt and dig, to stretch your imagination and find things to craft with that you may not have thought of otherwise! I have seen so many great projects popping up that utilize thrifted, recycled, “up-cycled”, and trash materials to create fantastic one-of-a-kind pieces! It’s really exciting! Finding a new use for unloved junk, and saving us all a little bit from the landfill is a noble venture, indeed.
There are some things you’ll find the most while thrifting. Old patterns and notions (bias tape, elastic, buttons, snaps, etc.) can come in handy and are generally dirt cheap. You shouldn’t have to pay more than a dollar for any of this old stuff.
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It time again for another Craft Challenge! I posted a teaser photo of the Cuddly Cousins last time, and now it’s time to show those cute little teddy’s fate!
Click more below to read about the challenge, process, and final piece.
Click this link to hop over to Craftster and check out the contest entries.
This post does contain graphic images of teddy bear disassembly 🙂