For some time, I’ve heard bloggers mention Hobby Lobby as a resource for where they get their supplies, but wow, I had no idea it was this awesome!
We don’t have one where we live in NY :(. If I want craft supplies, I go to either Michael’s or Joanne’s. These stores are great in their own right, but on a recent visit to a Hobby Lobby that opened in Massachusetts at the Holyoke Mall, about 35 minutes from our weekend place, I spent 2 glorious hours being completely and utterly impressed. This place is like a HomeGoods, Michael’s and Joanne’s rolled into one! Pure nirvana.
They have furniture, home accessories, fabric, craft supplies, art pieces, you name it. This living room vignette was what I saw upon entering. I was immediately smitten with the mix of fabrics and colors. Maybe it’s not something I would purchase, but you can’t deny these colors are just plain happy, and the mix of colors and patterns interestingly work!
This hard to miss piece would make a statement, don’t you think?
Speaking of hallways, I’m thinking of putting a sofa table in our hallway at the cabin. Something like this might work well, but I actually have another idea using some Airstone that we used for the kitchen island.
I seriously could have taken a hundred pictures, but I was too busy oogling all the eye candy this stores has to offer.
A couple of days later I went to Joanne’s and stumbled upon a container of fabric samples for $2 each. They’re about 17″ square which isn’t very large, but it’s large enough for a pillow. I figured I could use a patterned fabric on one side, and a solid on the other. I could also sew some together for a bolster pillow. For all the times I’ve been to Joanne’s, I’ve never noticed a sale like this. It’s a great way to get some quality fabrics (Robert Allen and Waverly) for not much money. I noticed the original price per yard for some of these were more than $50.00!
These are the ones I picked up. What do you think? I think these will end up on the porch.
Do you have a Hobby Lobby near you? I wonder if the one I went to was perhaps a bit nicer than most since it’s brand new? I wish they would open one up in NY. Are you listening Hobby Lobby??!