One of the places that my Mom and I had to go to while we were in town was SAS. SAS is kind of a random store in Phoenix (they have one in Tempe too, that's the one we went to) that sells fabric by the pound, Mill ends, ribbon, and lace. Now I call this a random store because it's kind of a bargain basement type place. I've been going to SAS with my Mom my whole life and didn't always appreciate the wonders it beholds. It's kind of a funny place with swamp coolers and bad lighting (at least that's what I remembered as a kid) where you have to kind of dig through random fabrics and ribbons etc. As a kid I always heard stories about there being snakes and spiders in the bins under the fabrics so to tell you the truth I was a little afraid of it. I told this to my kids too in order to add some excitement to our trip. But sadly, I've yet to see a snake or even a spider in the store. Mostly a bunch of random crafty people digging through notions and treasures. Here's my loot from SAS.
Can you tell I have a thing for stripes? I should be set with ribbons and lace for a little while now. I got all of this stuff for right around $25. I don't think I paid more than $0.49 a yard for anything. I'm excited to attempt some T-shirt re-do's with some of these fun trims and laces. I'll keep you posted.
And finally here's my loot from Marshall's. I love Marshall's. This is another store I remember going to with my Mom as a kid, and not fully appreciating it. It's a lot like T.J. Maxx and Home Goods (I think they are all under one parent company). Anyway they don't have them here in Utah, so my Mom and I drove all over the Valley and I think hit 4 of them while we were in Arizona. I kept noticing these cute leather things from a company called Baekgaard. I'd never heard of them before, but did a little research and found out that it's the brother company of Vera Bradley. Sadly though, the Baekgaard side of the company just recently shut it's doors. So I'm thinking that's why this stuff was cheap at Marshall's. I bought these travel accessories because I couldn't resist the turquoise, it's the perfect shade.
I don't actually even have a Passport, so I probably don't really need a Passport holder so I decided that I'll be turning that into something else. I'll keep you posted on that one too. You know me, I've always got projects in mind, now I only need to find the time.