This very unexciting 'craft paper pack' was £3.49 at Lidl (it's not Scandinavian for value) this morning and to be honest I only bought it for the knife and replacement blades.
But look what else was inside;
Top Left; each of the patterned card comes with matching velum (hearts, roses, sunflowers, leaves and purple flowers). Bottom Left; five sheets of silk paper (you know the kind you can tear and tease out the edges). Top Right; several sheets of velum in assorted colours and patterns (what made me laugh when I read the blurb was that it said 'printed on tracing paper'). Bottom Right; some coloured waxed type paper, quite nice for backing me thinks, really rich colours too. Centre; a trusty knife and a stack of coloured corrugated card that the children will put to very good use (or I may turn them into some of Ruth's boxes). Bargain!
And then on the way to the check out I spied a box of reduced items (they are making room for all the Christmas stuff) and found a huge ball of 'crochet' yarn. It is a light cotton yarn with a silver thread running through it. Nice for beads me thinks;
Down from £6.99 to only £3.75! Bargain (she says again)!
And then, as if that wasn't enough, when I got home there waiting for me behind the door was 22 metres of organza ribbon ready for the beads I knitted last night. And also the stamp I found on eBay and bought yesterday.
Blimey it is a good day even if it is raining and raining and raining..............
Now, 200 posts, my that's quite a few! Probably only about a dozen that have been worth reading though (my Dad always say "Eight years of wedded bliss and in a twenty five year marriage that's not bad!" They have been married much longer than that but it was at their silver wedding anniversary party that I remember him saying it last). Getting back to the point..... in blogland tradition I feel honour bound to celebrate such a milestone by asking you all to leave a comment on this post (yes, even you lurkers) and tell me what your best ever craft bargain was.
I will select a winner (randomly) on Sunday afternoon (it'll get me out of ironing the school uniforms!) and that lucky person will receive; something knitted, something made from felt, something made from paper/card and a Christmas gift for you to either keep or pass on.
Quick edit; Lidl (for my US readers) is a cut price super market. It sells groceries and things for the home at low prices. They sell non branded goods and the stock changes regularly, you rarely get the same shop twice. In the UK we also have Aldi and Netto which are much the same.