I went to Hobby Lobby not to long ago. Seriously, I love that store and hate that store. Part of my problem is that we live an hour away minimum from any Hobby Lobby so I don’t get there very often. That means, once I go, I end up spending way to much time there…WAY.
Also, there is so much to see there. By the time I go, I typically have about 6 projects in the works and have to find stuff for each of the projects. Then on my way to find the stuff to do the projects I see all the other stuff…sayings I love..pieces I think I might put a cross stitch on…something to change out some decorations…something seasonal…DMC floss…Stuff for the childcare kiddos. Ah! There is ALWAYS something. Always something to tempt me. So my checking account is guaranteed to take a hit if I go. But it’s all so worth it. I love Hobby Lobby. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite store besides the thrift store.
One of my biggest temptation is to not buy any new projects. I did pretty good in that department this time.
One project I am working on it to make this quilt into napping mats. When I bought the quilt from the thrift store the plan was to cut it in quarters, attach a pillow and bind. Well I checked my “solids stash” and there were no matching fabrics. Some were red…but not the red I needed. I decided if I was going to go through the work of fixing these, I wanted them to look nice so…I bought fabric. It was only a yard of each so it wasn’t super expensive.
While I was in the fabric section, I also bought this….
I know…more white based neutrals. I’m not afraid of Hobby Lobby fabric. I’m careful and buy by feel more than by brand. I picked up the gray too. I have a project for that.
The little Christmas tree was my temptation. I don’t put up a tree. I don’t “get a lot out of it” and hate giving up the time to take it up and down…and the mess….and the childcare kids don’t need yet another temptation.
I caved about bought this one. It’s small and just enough that I have something but not too much.I love the rustic can look of it.
I bought a few other do-dads. You can see them in the bottom of the first tree picture. In September I had gone to Hobby Lobby when we were in Lacrosse for one of my doctor appointments and bought this 2 tiered tray. Kelli bought one too. The intention was for me to put some seasonal decor in it. Here’s how it looked for fall…..
I want to make a few different table toppers to go under it but haven’t gotten that far yet.
Anyway, the do-dads are to change out my 2 tiered tray to winter. I’m trying to not make it to Christmasy and more winter like. Thus the snowflakes and snowman vs a Santa.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the 2 tiered tray. It’s the perfect amount of seasonal decorating that I can handle. It give the living room a little zip but not a lot of extra work.
That’s all I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I thought I did pretty good. Still it took over an hour to get only that. You know how it goes…you see one thing on the other end of the store and soon find yourself trotting to the opposite area in the store…only to have to return the thing to the now opposite side of the store. It would all help if I was just better at making up my mind. Ah!!
Anyway…I’m hoping to be done at Hobby Lobby for a bit. We’ll see once I get all the winter stuff put in my tiered tray. I might need something else to fill it…and by then, I’m sure I’ll have some project that need something. This is why I have a love hate relationship with Hobby Lobby.
Is there a store or place you have a love hate relationship with?