Today was a great day for estate sale shopping in my town. Generally I go every weekend to at least three. I live in a small city which occasionally has at least one estate sale a weekend. There are also two other small cities about 25 minutes away from mine that I will travel too to go to estate sales. I am lucky if one out of the three I go to have good items. Today was a great day despite my normal luck estate sale shopping. My city had three and all three had great stuff. I ended up spending $30 and got a TON of great deals. I bought a $5 box of fabric, a $5 box full of knitting needles, crochet needles, yarn, patterns, a calender craft of some sort with the year of 1967 on it, an embroidered pillow front and the rest of the kit to make it into a pillow, a bag full of ribbon and another full of vintage buttons, three knitted or crocheted toddler sweaters and a matching bonnet, a bag full of lace, and a bag full of random extras. Yes $10 for all of that. Then at another house I bought a vintage plaid lunch pail, so cute, for $3, a purple box filled with adorable stationary for $5, a very very antique book filled with old written and printed recipes, some from 1950 for $5 (cause I love to cook with old recipes), a really cute top for $2 (not pictured), three vintage fold up christmas decorations for $2, and an adorable embroidered pillowcase with a women and an umbrella on it for $3. I can put all of that for good use. There is another one tomorrow I was going to go to, but I don't know if I want to push my luck. That one is 25 minutes away and with how good today went, I have a feeling I will drive over there and it will be terrible. I have done that quite a few times, oh it is not fun. Should I take the chance?!?
I am a stay-at-home to a toddler girl. I recently lost my job and am used to working and being busy and I have been slowly learning how to occupy my time without loosing my mind and that is by crafting. I love to craft but it sure does cost you money. Dear craft store, why do you cost so much money? My goal is to do what I love to do, craft, and do it cheaply without it looking cheap. I frequently visit estate sales and re-sell stores and after searching for hours, I can come home with some pretty neat things, for crafts and home. I hope to get better at saving money, and enjoying my hobby without breaking the bank.