My plan was to photograph Liam’s quilt today. The weather here is not cooperating with that plan. This same plan included taking the kids to the fair early and then throwing them into bed for naps while I completed said photography. Thus, my plan is no more. So I’ve distracted myself with photos that I took yesterday of one of my mostest favoritest things.
I have a love/hate relationship with Hobby Lobby. Much like the other big craft stores. It’s easy to get distracted and overwhelmed as soon as you walk through the door, and I have a hard time focusing on the projects that are already on my table with so many shiny gadgets staring at me. That said, I love the 99 cent pattern sales and knowing that I can find a few basics.
This week I trekked in with two kids in tow to search for some supplies for K’s upcoming birthday party. I’m starting early, hoping to avoid having to order much online if I can find it locally. When I got to the ribbon section, I found one of my old favorites:
I’m not sure why it’s labeled “ribbon sachet”. (“Sachet” sounds to me like it should smell like fake-y flowers and it doesn’t smell like anything. Now that I’ve looked up the definition I guess it makes sense. It’s just not the first thing that comes to mind.) It’s 15 strips of ribbon in 2 yard lengths. 30 total yards, a mix of satin and grosgrain and sometimes a chiffon or lame is thrown in. Sometimes a stripe or print. Occasionally there’s been some lingerie elastic or wired ribbon in the mix. I’ve been buying these grab bags for years, from various stores, and a lot of my ribbon stash has come from these.
I found these on the bottom shelf. Standing in the aisle with kids climbing on me, literally, I didn’t have a lot of time to squish them around and be picky about it. But for less than seven cents a yard, there’s not a lot of pressure. And at the rate K’s been raiding my stash for her own crafty projects and costume-making, I’ll be back for more next month.
Just in case you were looking for a reason to go to Hobby Lobby… and in case it’s raining where you are too…