Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Repeat After Me. . . I Am NOT a Hoarder!

One of the things I've always said about my neatly organized, stuffed to the brim craft room (choke, gasp, cough, laugh), is that it is full of wonderful things that I can make and give and I don't have to go the store and buy something. . .  It's so much thriftier, isn't it?   It's not my fault that  clearance and dollar bins at Target, Michaels, JoAnn's,  Wal-Mart . . . are just brimming with bargains screaming take me home and make the most adorably cute gift out of me!!!   Most people would call this insane shopping hoarding, but I know my fellow craft sisters understand.   And you can never, never, never have too many flowers, ribbons, buttons, brads, papers, adhesives, stickers. . . you can just fill in the dot, dot, dots.    Here is a case in point;  I picked up several packages of gerber "whities" on clearance a while back. I knew that someday they would come in handy.    Here are the baby gifts that came out of them!  I didn't have to buy a thing and better yet, not even a ding in my stash was made! And no, you can not have the 2nd duplicate jar of flowers I just bought because I know I'm going to run out of the first two and then what?  LOL!!!






Onsie, Burp Cloth, Socks & Headbands.
The headbands are bought in the hair care section and are for older girls, 
but if they are new they fit perfectly on a baby's adorable head!
(These were also in my stash!)

9 comments:

HaleyD said...

These baby gifts are incredibly beautiful!!! Now I want to go to my craft room and see what I can create out of the lovely supplies I've stockpiled. DH just doesn't understand the need to "hoard" craft supplies. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw these darling baby gifts. They make me want a baby. Thanks for sharing your creativity! -a fellow hoarder

Lois Michael said...

Adorable! You are a big time hoarder, just like a few other people i know. LOL

chattyscrapper said...

we are not hoarders...we are crafters... i believe there is a difference. LOL hoarders hoard everything...crafters only "hoard" things they can make something awesome out of...at least this is the justification i give myself for all the stuff i buy and save for a later date. Love the baby things, Rachele!! as usual, you amaze us with your beautiful artwork!

Sharli said...

You are so funny!!! Yes, I, too, am a hoarder.

LOVE your baby gifts - these are just precious! You are so amazing . . .

Linda Shewchuk said...

ooooh - luvs it!!! I would wear them - do they come in huge for me??!!!
hoarder, addicted, stash - stop swearing!!! lol

can't wait to come back and visit the neatly stocked studio!! miss you tons, love you loads, Hug you lots! say hi to the aniimals (kids) in your Zoo & the alpha male (Mike).

my cup of tea said...

Oh my, I had to make my husband read this just because he thinks I am the only who dose this!LOL
I recently gave away 2 scrapbooks for 2 grads, made entirely from items in my stash! Thanks for the chuckle!
Donna

Scrappingamma said...

what a cute cute idea! I love this idea. My Deborah would love having her shirts done for school. Great job!

I left you something on my blog...
www.scrappingamma.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Rachele - Your creativity always inspires me. I hope you will consider stopping by my blog and picking up an award I have for you - you deserve it!

Mary
http://mbryt1.blogspot.com