Robert's Arts and Crafts the other day. I found these stamp sets up by the cash register for $1/pack in differnt fonts. My friend and I want to make homemade labels for the clothing we sew using stamps and linen tape. There's a tute here. Also found a pack of scrapbooking buttons on sale for a couple bucks. Roberts really doesn't stock any sewing notions, but you can actually find a lot of "sewing" things there. They do have knitting supplies in the back, as well as some solid colored canvas and cottons. Did I tell you that my midwife who delivered Kainoa was the granddaughter of the Robert who started the store? Her father developed the famous Cricut die cut machine software. When I was pregnant with Kainoa 4 years ago, I always jokingly hoped she'd give me a gift certificate to Roberts as a reward for a successful home birth. I'm such a dork.
I also went to Utah's newest Hobby Lobby shop right down the street in American Fork. Can I just say that this store makes me giddy? I'm not that into home decor or wall art, but love zig zaggin' up and down the aisles, esp when they have a 50% off sale. My favorite part, of course, is their fabric. I've been a fan of their in-house brand of fabrics because of the low price (usually $4.90/yard for quilting weights) and though the quality of their quilting weights isn't designer/quilt shop quality, it's worth the price. Here's a Flickr pool of some of their fabrics. I've noticed that some of their quilting cottons have a higher thread count than others and the quality of some of their newer prints has improved.
I found a newer print that I absolutely adore. I made Keira a skirt out of 1/2 yard of it. If you're wondering what the pattern is, I mocked a copy of Oliver + S's Hopscotch skirt from photos. While it's not the best copy, it's better than paying $16/pattern when you're a cheapskate like I am. I want to go back to HL and get more of this fabric. Here's a photo of some coordinating HL fabrics.
We'll be spending most of Easter weekend in Orem with family. Photos to follow. Happy Easter, everyone!!