Shopping Adventures

Last week, my dear friend Cheryl and I headed up to LA for some fun shopping adventures in the Garment District. I’ve never really been there… maybe once a very, very long time ago. What a very dangerous place for a fabric/trim lover to be, let me tell you! I’ve never seen so many fabric stores in once place… EVER!

Well, we stumbled onto two absolute treasures. Of course, I don’t remember the name of either place, but I’ll definitely be visiting there again! The first store was filled from floor to ceiling with every kind of trim you would ever want to get your hands on! Holy smokes! I could have spent an entire week in this place and still not seen everything they had to offer!

The second place was a fabric store that had nothing but “remnants” and they sold by the pound. Of course, their idea of what a remnant is and what my idea of a remnant are two totally different things. They had boxes upon boxes filled with yards of fabric. A lot of them were duds, but if you were willing to dig a little, there were some treasures to be found. I found some great pieces of linen for embroidery, velvet, tapestry, upholstery… amazing stuff!

Well, I only have photos of the trims, but it’s worth drooling over…

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And today, I received a package from Pink Paislee. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this! Last week, they posted on their blog that they were having a warehouse sale. However, because they share their warehouse space with another company, they are not allowed to let the public in. So, they put together boxes of goodies to ship out. According to the post, it was to be $150 worth of product for $45 plus shipping.

Now, I’ve been to a few warehouse sales in my time. They are always filled with SUPER old product that you really don’t want to buy, but feel obligated to because you made the trip down to the warehouse. (You know you’re giggling because you’ve done it, too… hee hee) So, I was a little leery about buying a box of product sight unseen. Well, let me tell you, it was worth every single penny! Check this out:

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I’ve added it up… $159.28 worth of product! I would have had to pay $172.42 (with tax) to get all of this from my LSS. Here’s what I got:

Over 50 Papers
1 Topsiders chipboard
2 Ribbon Cards
7 Alpha Stickers
8 Rub On Packs
1 Enchanting Sticker Book
2 Boxes Chipboard Shapes (from Winter CHA new lines)
2 Packs Epoxy Brads (From Winter CHA new lines)
2 Clear Stamp Sets

AMAZING… plus I got one sheet of paper from a new line to be released at CHA Summer.

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So cool!

One last thing… Tattered Angels, the makers of Glimmer Mist, will be changing their packaging. You can read all about it on their blog here. But I wanted to let you all know that Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look! ;-)

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