I have come to the conclusion that this is a curse that most avid crafters have, no matter what craft you create. When you find something that really works or that is soo cute- you can’t help worry “what if they discontinue it?” That always happens to me. I find something I really like, for example, these little acrylic flower beads I used to use to make beaded girls socks . I got them at Michael’s Craft store for years. They were my best sellers. Michael’s ALWAYS had them so I think I got a little complacent. One day I walked in and they had changed the whole bead department. No more cute flowered acrylic beads and me with a big order. Not a fun day. Let that be a lessen to you, my fellow crafters. Hoarding is not always bad! On a side note- since that day my husband has never again said to me in a store “Just buy a couple, you can always come back to get more…”
I have a confession. I am a hoarder. Not the kind of hoarder you see on tv (but if you ask my husband, he might have a different opinion). I am a hoarder of ALL things crafty. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I love looking for bargains at craft stores. It’s kind of a obsession of mine. Call it craft OCD. I actually just threw away yarn from when I was 14 years old and I am almost 33! I had it in my head that I would some how use it. It has actually been commented on by my friends how impressive of a yarn collection I have and how well I hide it!
My advice if you are a hoarder like me…have a place to put it all. I use baskets, plastic containers and file folders to contain it. If you do have that odd occasion that you run out of stuff, check ebay and etsy. I have found a lot of things I thought was discontinued that way. So good luck and happy hoarding! Let me know if you find anything good.