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« on: June 08, 2007 09:15:36 AM »

I only have Jo-anns and The bead store in franklin on my list Tongue

Any help would be great!

I'd like to buy, cute fabrics, beads, jewlery findings and all kinds of fun crafty stuff! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007 09:32:30 AM »

Definitely they're moving to Porter Square and will be closed in early July, but definitely check them out!
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 10:38:27 AM »

Definitely they're moving to Porter Square and will be closed in early July, but definitely check them out!

The bead store is moving? or joannes? Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007 11:08:32 AM »

How very, very odd...part of my reply got cut off.  Huh What'd I'd originally said was "Definitely Spark Crafts http://sparkcrafts.com. One caveat being that they're moving to Porter....."

Neither Joanne's nor the bead shop are moving as far as I know
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007 02:09:39 PM »

oh ok! Grin Thanks! I will check it out! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007 09:38:02 PM »

My favorite "craft" resource in Boston is the Children's Museum's Recycle Shop.  (http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org) They get the coolest stuff from businesses and manufacturers.  Some items are priced by piece.  I remember Monopoly pieces that I think were a quarter each.  Other stuff, you buy a large grocery brown back and stuff to your heart's content.

Some things I've seen there over time:
paper/rubber/tubing/sponges/bottles/buttons/pins/ends of paint rollers/thick cardboard of various shapes/beads/leather/cards/plastics/boxes

It's actually been forever since I've been there but I love it and always want to go back.

And, though the museum is cool, if you just want to go to the store, I just tell them at the entrance that I'm going just to the store and they've never made me pay admission.  Which just means more to spend in the store!

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 06:07:59 AM »

My favorite "craft" resource in Boston is the Children's Museum's Recycle Shop.  (http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org) They get the coolest stuff from businesses and manufacturers.  Some items are priced by piece.  I remember Monopoly pieces that I think were a quarter each.  Other stuff, you buy a large grocery brown back and stuff to your heart's content.

Some things I've seen there over time:
paper/rubber/tubing/sponges/bottles/buttons/pins/ends of paint rollers/thick cardboard of various shapes/beads/leather/cards/plastics/boxes

It's actually been forever since I've been there but I love it and always want to go back.

And, though the museum is cool, if you just want to go to the store, I just tell them at the entrance that I'm going just to the store and they've never made me pay admission.  Which just means more to spend in the store!

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Oh cool!! I will definatley check that out!!! I love buying random stuff like that Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007 08:10:48 PM »

Paper Source is great for beautiful paper craft supplies, There are three locations in the Boston area. One of them is right near Spark Crafts:
http://paper-source.com/

If you do come to Porter Square to visit Spark and Paper Source you could visit my store Magpie which sells handmade things and some craft supplies like Sublime Stitching kits:
http://www.magpie-store.com


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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007 05:08:28 PM »

Paper Source is great for beautiful paper craft supplies, There are three locations in the Boston area. One of them is right near Spark Crafts:
http://paper-source.com/

If you do come to Porter Square to visit Spark and Paper Source you could visit my store Magpie which sells handmade things and some craft supplies like Sublime Stitching kits:
http://www.magpie-store.com




Thanks Leah! I will try and check magpie out Smiley
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I just started learning to sew and have made a couple of jumpers Cheesy
I also am learning to crochet at school and hope to finish making a scarf
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007 06:07:22 AM »

I know July has come and gone, but for anyone else who may be coming there are 2 stores in Central Square that have a small array of crafty stuff:

Artist & Craftsman
(617) 354-3636
580 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

and Pearl Paint, which is right across the street.
The selection at Pearl is better, but Artist & Craftsman is a funky shop.

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