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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Have You Seen These?


Have you seen these?  I was shopping in Michaels yarn department when I spotted these (I'm not being paid to share any of this...just what I found this week).  Baker's twine is popular right now for art and packaging.  These are called Sugar 'n Cream Twists- a small cotton yarn, that reminds me a lot of Baker's twine!  They come in some fun colors (look at that pink and white), and at $1.99 for each cute 95 yd skein, I can afford to use these for lots of projects!



I love the grab bins in the store, too!  They have some great new lines for spring...these cute stamps were $1.50 each and went along with some adorable note cards, journals, etc.


At Half Price Books, I bought this fun magnetic stamping kit.  It is made by the Magnetic Poetry people...and sells on their website for $39.95.   If you have a Half Price books nearby, I found it for $14.99 there!


It has 250 magnetic backed stamps that you use interchangeably on a metal backed block.  It also comes with the storage case and an acid-free ink pad.  I love the simple font, and will have a lot of fun with this set!


I used the "Thanks" stamp...


with one of the other stamps I bought, to dress up the tissue paper wrap on an etsy customer's package...cute, don't you think?


Until next time...

42 comments:

  1. Wish we had a shop like that here in the UK.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. That yarn is so cool, and all of your other finds are wonderful too!

    Kat :)

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  3. Me likey the yarn. I will be near Michaels next week. I will have to pop in.

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  4. Adorable! I hope to go to the Michael's near my Dad's home tomorrow...love that yarn especially! Thanks for sharing your great finds! :)

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  5. I love those stamps! I haven't stamped anything in years...sad but true! xo Diana

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  6. Hi! I bought some of that yarn and use it to add tags to my sale items at my antique booth at Lily Dily at Art Angels. Would love to stumble across that deal of the stamps you got...a steal!!! Thanks, Linda

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  7. Love the yarn....great ideas....Thanks for sharing!!!

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  8. I have some of that twine and i've had my hands on those stamps....now...let's talk about your pugs. My parents have a couple and this is a cute story!
    http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/wacky-doodle-wednesday-and-giveaway.html

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  9. That looks just like bakers twine, you eagle eye you. Were you over raiding the Maple Grove Michaels? Leave some goodies for the rest of us gals in the God Forsaken frozen tundra.

    ~Bliss~

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  10. Lucky you Linda, those stamps would never be sold for so little in DK- and that goes for the twine ,too.
    xo,Dorthe

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  11. Nice stamps touch on the wrapping tissue.

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  12. Guess I'll be making a trip to Michael's soon! I was just at JoAnn's looking at the Sugar N' Cream and they didn't have the twists...at least I don't remember seeing it. Great idea Linda!

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  13. The yarn is so cute! I love Michael's spring stuff always! hugs, Linda

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  14. is it sad to say that I remember when that yarn was only .99
    I adorn that yarn and have used it for years. At one time it was the only cotton yarn to be found in shops.
    Everyone only had acrylic and wool out here.
    Its great to make face scrubies with :)
    Amy

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  15. What a savvy shopper you are! I love everything.(of course!)

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  16. Love the stamps and I use them to price my items in one of my stores. I like the yarn too-I see it in a cloche.

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  17. I love how you added the "Thanks" to the little ribbon! Absolutely perfect!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  18. Great finds Linda! I love the stamps. I have to drive clear to the Cities to find a Half Price store or Michaels.

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  19. I like the pretty yarn and those stamps are precious.
    good ideas and products...

    going to check out your shop.

    Pat

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  20. Great finds Linda! The yarn is great and I can imagine all the uses you will find for it. Lucky on the stamp kit - but we make our own luck don't we? I see lots of fun things ahead for you. Ann

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  21. I didn't see the yarn but, did in fact see the stamps.I purchased the note cards with a Vintage Sofa and Xmas cards for .30 cents! Nice line!! OK, now I want to go back to Michael's. See what you did!!! LOL!
    xxx Liz

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  22. very cool magnetic stamps set. and cute how you put thanks in the birds beak.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  23. Michael's sure has fun stuff! I may have to visit that store this week.
    Great stamp kit with all those words!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  24. Yes I wish we had a store like that over here too. Thank you so much for sharing. My very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  25. I've been looking for baker's twine with no luck, so I'm happy to see there's an inexpensive alternative. I love the idea of stamping tissue paper to personalize it and the letters would be fun to add little messages. Great finds!

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  26. Fun finds...and such clever uses. I actually have been crocheting with that yarn. Makes the greatest washcloths, etc. A fairly new hobby, but a fun one. Watch out Etsy...here I come. Hope you are doing well, Linda!

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  27. Great finds, I can see I am going to have to get out more, hmmm Michael s and Half Price Books.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  28. Linda I bought a bunch of twists at Michaels and love them! Such a close second to the much more expensive bakers twine! I got all colors! Fun!

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  29. That yarn does look like baker's twine! I have a twine addiction lately so I may need to make a trip to Micheal's :)

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  30. Linda, what great finds! I love the yarn. I'm always in Michael's and will have to check out the stamps...cute idea. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  31. Oh fun-I am going to have to make a trip to Michael's now! Thanks for the tip!

    ~Trisha

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  32. What a well timed post. My daughter asked me if we could go to Micheals after school today. I going to look for the red and white one. It's screaming at me that it wants to come home with me.

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  33. Great finds! I do so love the yarn! The stamps are fun. Wish we had a Half price books!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  34. I love the string and those stamps are wonderful!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  35. Such pretty baker's twine! Such a beautiful way to wrap presents.

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  36. I've picked up a couple balls of the color twist yarn, too. Haven't decided yet how I'm going to use them.

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  37. Thanks for the heads up! And it all looks like fun crafting ahead!
    Hollie

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  38. Thanks for the heads up! And it all looks like fun crafting ahead!
    Hollie

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  39. I Love the yarn. Looks just like baker's twine. I will have to check it out. Michaels can have some awesome deals. I was there last week. They were clearancing out there 4" wooden letters for 5 cents. I Love the stamping kit also.

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  40. I'm very familiar with Sugar 'n Cream but I never thought of it in terms of baker's twine. What a great idea!

    xo
    Claudia

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  41. Oh WOW, I love it all and I just realized I have some of that yarn somewhere--Oh my gosh, I am excited!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  42. Just now finding your sweet blog! Sugar and Cream is knitting yarn and used mainly for dishcloths, but some actually do baby items from it.

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