Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Extreme Mixed Media

Or...extreme madness?  That's okay, isn't it? We creative types are always looking for ways to expand our repertoire!


Last week, I took on a new challenge at the store - I'm actually on the "task team" that is responsible for receiving weekly shipments (a small one is 100+ boxes). The boxes are loaded onto a mechanical conveyor and we move them along, open each one and remove/sort all the merchandise into bins or onto carts, depending on whether it's crafts and notions, etc. or fabric.

I used to think it was dangerous for me to stock new fabric, but that's nothing now compared to the wonders of stocking the craft aisles.  Yes, there are wondrous things to behold in that department... I'm even looking at those cheap plastic beads in a different way...

I have always loved Beacon glues, so I got a bottle of their "Zip Dry" that's not supposed to wrinkle paper.  Stocked scrapbooking paper and it was 6 for .96, and took home some cardboard discs that held elastic by the yard.
Desperately needed a new ironing board cover, and this one was clearanced to 4.97.  It has a very thick pad, a silicone pad for resting the iron on, and a huge pocket on one side for, you know, other stuff. I may use it for scraps.


Today I stocked yarn. Oh, my...considered it a real victory that I only purchased one skein of it.




After tomorrow, I'll have 3 days off, so I'm planning on getting into lots of trouble in the studio - maybe I'll even do some art...

5 comments:

Sherrie Spangler said...

You go!

Karoda said...

are you working for craft supplies? and i would love to take a class in nuno felting...i have several books on it but have not really tried the technique.

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Sometimes it seems that way, Karen! I do almost always use those coupons and there is that little team member discount...

Do you happen to have the "Fabulous Felted Scarves" book by Hagen and Johnson - that would be one I could recommend. It's a wonderful process, quite relaxing with beautiful results!

Karoda said...

I don't think I have the Felted Scarves book but I know it I don't it is on my Amazon list. where did you find the ironing board cover?

Julaine said...

Karen! you are such a sweet thing, girl!!! I found the ironing board cover at the Jo-Ann's that I work at...they were re-doing the whole notions section, so some old stuff went to clearance - do you have a store close by you?