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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2005 11:27:17 AM »

im in cedar falls. theres a nice knitting store downtown, i think its called three oaks. the lady there is really nice and helpful.
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« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2005 10:05:41 AM »

I'm in Iowa City--just finished college at the U, thank you very much-- and the thrift stores here are pretty sweet.  Since it's a collegetown, lots of people give up their stuff so you get nice used items.  Oh, and especially cruise the area in May when the dorms close and the last week in July cuz EVERYONE throws out their junk, even if it is in good condition.  Heh, lots of stuff in my apartment is from the end-of-the-school-year craziness.  Also there are plenty of garage sales in Iowa City.  Check out the weekly Ad-Sheet for those.  Plus there's these thrift/antique/consignment shops:
Stuff Etc.--one close by K-Mart south of Iowa City and the other is in Coralville close by the retro McDonalds off I-80.  I've had more successful visits at the one in Coralville.
Houseworks--  (which I love is on Stevens Drive on the southside of I.C.--- back by their knickknack section they keep their fabric and other crafting stuff.  I found some sweet vinyl and some other fabric that has little monsters on it
Granny's-- southside I.C. across from Office Depot--  if I remember right someone there has JARS of buttons for cheap
Artifacts--lots of cool vintage, great selecting of jewelry and brooches as well!  corner of market and gilbert
The Antique Mall- next to Verde (used to be the Green Room) on South Gilbert.  One thing I noticed was that they sell the oyster shells that had buttons cut out of them.  Oh, and they had false eyes!
Crowded Closet on Gilbert Ct.  straight back from where you enter there's a craft section that has vintage books/mags, embroidery, lace, rickrack, fabric, yarn, buttons, sewing notions, lots o stuff!  Check it out!
Second Act--my favorite place to shop for clothes.. they're also a vintage and costume shop, too  they're across from where the Goodwill used to be on Boyrum on Olympic Ct.
Revival is also nice b/c if she likes your work, you can sell it at her shop  like scarves, clothes, jewelry, etc. -- it's on Linn Street across from the Iowa City Public Library which ROCKS
Paul's Discount is fun to go to as well, it's an unusual general store... very fun to browse through and find fun items--back behind JoAnne's on Hwy 1

Ben Franklin- Sycamore Mall  Yay!  I love this place! 
The Knitting Shoppe- across from Walgreens on Muscatine Ave  Lots of unique yarn.  I just picked up a cotton and wool blend that feels heavenly.
JoAnnes- corner of Riverside and Hwy 1

There is a Hobby Lobby in Coralville; the very back is where most of the crafts are.  The rest is pre-made junk.   I'd rather go to Ben Franklin.  They have a better selection anyway, I think.
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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2005 08:08:34 AM »

A place for Iowans...yay! I'm from Mt. Pleasant, just 45 miles south of Iowa City. I've hit some of the spots in Iowa City mentioned above, but there are a few I haven't...I'll have to make a trip up there!!! Cheesy Yay for summer and the time to do that!
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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2005 08:30:35 AM »

I'm in Iowa City too. 

In addition to irid3sc3nt's great list I would add:  The Yarn Shop on Muscatine Ave -- pricey but great selection of unusual stuff, and the owner can help you with anything you can dream up to ask.  And right next door is Clothworks owned by a great woman named Sally who specializes in eco-friendly, beautiful fabrics.  She tailors as well, and is wonderfully helpful.  She actually found and special ordered hemp satin fabric for my friend's wedding gown!


(and how amused am I that the spell check just suggested "mescaline" for "Muscatine"...?  Cheesy )

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« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2005 06:57:26 PM »

Hello everyone!  I love you all...such a group of beautiful people!   Grin

I just moved to Des Moines, Iowa, from San Diego, CA...and don't know many people here...was just curious if any of you sweet people are near by?  

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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2005 11:45:46 PM »

This is my first post. I'm from a small town near Iowa City (gotta love Stuff, Etc.) and I go to college in Des Moines. I'm an art student and I'm loving craftster!
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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2005 09:34:20 PM »

Well I'm not from Iowa, I'm from Wisconsin, near the Wisconsin Dells... but I go to school at Coe in Cedar Rapids... so I guess I'm technically an Iowa resident for 9 months of the year.  CR has a great yarn and bead shop... there's an okay yarn shop in Marion.  Otherwise there's like a Hancocks, JoAnns, Michaels... otherwise I don't know!
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2005 08:32:23 PM »

I'm in Cedar Rapids and do tons of crafts (stamping, beading, photography, photo archiving, stained glass, sewing to name a few).

Has anyone found the new location of Dawn's Bead & Hideaway in Iowa City?  She isi no longer on  Washington Street.

Local bead stores in CR: 

Beads & Beyond
Beads Etc (?) southwest side by Pei's


Hearthside Gifts
Facette's - now on Blairs Ferry down by Thomas Park.
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2005 06:24:57 AM »

Dawn's has moved downtown; still on Washington Street, but up where it it one way, next to the drive through bank on the corner of Washington and Linn.  When I see the exact address I'll try to remember to post it....  Wink

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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2005 08:12:01 PM »

I'm from Iowa Cheesy          It's a great place, haha.
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