Monday, August 04, 2008

Crafty score of the summer

So, I have a bad habit of trolling craigslist for people selling craft supplies for a song. It's kind of a dangerous thing to do when you're a craft addict living in a very very small apartment that already has every nook and cranny stuffed with craft supplies. But, it's also a great way to snag supplies for dirt cheap.

I lucked out on a yard sale last summer where I got a yarn winder ($5, normally $40), wooden swift ($5, normally $50) and warping board ($10, normally $50-90 if you can find one) and tons of yarn for weaving for outrageously cheap. It was a pain to lug it all home on the bus - especially the warping board - but so worth it!

Today, in anticipation of my planned foray into cold process soapmaking (because I really need another hobby, the 6 I have aren't enough), I picked up someone's entire supply of bath and beauty making supplies. For $40 I scored every possible supply you can think of - most of which I don't know the purpose of (boric acid? I've got a kilogram of it, ditto stearic acid and beeswax and sea salt). I have every kind of oil you can think of: almond, sunflower seed, avacado, grapeseed, jojoba, palm, coconut... etc. And - perhaps my favorite part.... 25 (!) bottles of essential oils. 25!



Kim Werker said...


Robin Lynne said...

That is a HUUUGE score. Way to go you!

NyteRayn said...

We could possibly be the same person! LOL, My boyfriend is trying to ban cragslisting from the house- because my stash is so big its pushing us out into the street! :)