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pickledkitty
« on: May 13, 2004 08:47:44 AM »

I found a really nice thrift store, where the people were talkative and interesting (even to me, weird pink hair Roll Eyes)
 It is the  Infant of Prague thrift store. I think that everyone who works there is volunteering, and most are
elderly (like above 50;p) all the profits go to helping those less fortunate. The prices are great especially when they
 have a bag sale where you get a paper bag and stuff it full, and pay a dollar. I saved almost $200 on this sale...
and the place was swarming! They have furniture out in the back with Veterans watching over it and willing to talk
 to anyone who wants to chat;p Basically they are all great people and the place is nice.
And I'm not even a member of their church! Grin

Oh, and just wondering...anyone on here that caught the crocheting class at the library on Base? 
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pickledkitty
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2004 04:36:08 PM »

For anybody looking for REALLY lovely yarns and thread to crochet or knit, check out
                www.phootsy.com
This wonderful funny lady just opened up a yarn shop with the coolest yarn,
And fun classes...for example, I'll be teaching classes for kids in fiber arts, like Macrame, Spool knitting,
finger weaving, and normal weaving. And more as I come up with them;p
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pickledkitty
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2004 02:35:41 PM »

Oh...come onnn! I see that 80 people have looked at this but none of you posted anything?

Some one post so that I know that I'm not the only one that can craft in this Military-ridden town!
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Mermandala
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2004 09:47:46 PM »

Well, I have to admit that I looked at your post because my best friend used to live in Jacksonville.  That was 12-14 years ago, though.  We used to go to the Thieves Market for fun stuff.

I think it's great that you'll be teaching fiber arts to kids.  You'll be their hero!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2004 02:19:17 AM »

I looked at your post because I'm from Jones County, which is very close to Jacksonville.  Unfortunately, now that I don't live there anymore, I keep "meeting" crafters online who now live in the area.

Have fun with the kids and the fiber classes!
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2004 10:23:20 AM »

Hey! I live in this crappy military town too! It ain't so bad...IOP rocks, but you know what the really good thrift shop for getting funky stuff is? The one on base! oh man! the first saturday of every month they have a bag sale, all you can fit in a bag for 5$! They always have cool stuff...
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pickledkitty
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2004 10:44:51 PM »

Yeah, now I remember to look back and read this post After I moved... I guess when I go out to visit my hubby, it will have to fall near a first saturday of the month Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2005 04:55:17 AM »

im not too far..im in wilmington..theres a theives market here on market st..that place full from floor to roof with stuff...its insane...i heard there were some good fabric stores going up that way from wilmington...i had a couple of friends that were up there stationed...*puuuurrrr* such cuties...and i know the feeling about no one posting..but i just think for me, nobody lives here..heh
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008 07:43:45 PM »

Hey! I live in Jacksonville, and quite new to the area, and the crafting scene. I hope to get to know the area for the two years we're stationed here. If you have any other good places to hit up let me know!
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008 07:00:54 PM »

Well, I'm back in the area and I would love to have some kind of craft group.
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008 04:41:39 PM »

I live in the J-hell area and over the past few years, every craft group that gets started, stops just as quickly. I have relegated myself to boring my husband with my projects. ha ha
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008 07:58:10 AM »

I would like to give a craft group a try nonetheless.  I'm sure I would appreciate your projects without getting bored. Wink

Anybody else want to join?
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Allissa
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2008 07:19:32 AM »

HEY! I live here. well...close. once I got married I moved to Stella which is close to swansboro but if i want to go anywhere important it's in jville. my dh is a contractor on lejeune! I can't believe I found someone in this area that actually knows what craftster.com is!!!!!!!!!!  I'm sure you can relate
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008 04:50:43 PM »

OK all...I am having a pitty party for all of you in J-VILLE...LOL..I live out in Carteret By Atlantic Beach/Morehead Well let me tell you...If we want anything we have to go to Jville or Newbern if it is not Wamart the tiny azz micheal's ...we dont have anything here but funky thrift shope but craft or fabric forget it Walmart is really it for that....GAH..And to think We wanted to come back here..LOL...We were in DC and I was so totally spoiled as I have the worldX10 with in a few miles any direction...GAH I have nothing here soooo I guess the grass is greener huh...I met hubby 16 years ago in Jville and made him promise to bring me back to the NC coast to retire....Shisnic why did I not say Florida, Biloxi, Or New Orleans with the cool part of my family...NO silly me we are here with us and 1 of my best friends in the world GAH!!


 OH You all should have seen J-Ville 15 years ago you think you have nothing now it was a ghost town...All that mess behind walmart was sooo not anything but woods and the mall well it is still sad LOL...
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009 06:47:21 AM »

Hello all,
I am new to craftster, not to J-ville. I have lived here for 16 years. It's def better than it once was. I do all sorts of crafts, mostly sewing, but have my little hands into everything. I am also a hairstylist. I really love to use old junk and give it new life. Love this site!!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009 07:45:29 AM »

hey, i grew up in jville (barf)  i've lived their my whole life (my family is not military).

i moved away about 7 years ago to go to school though.  i still visit pretty often because my mom is still out there and my bf lives in new bern (long distance relationship ftl Sad )  i loved the thrift store that was mentioned in the opening post!  i got pretty much all my dishes from there when i went away to school and i still have them all!  only one plate broke.  the place is pretty huge too and had a lot of neat things to look through.

another favorite place of mine is the goodwill on western.  they have TONS of clothes to sift through.. i attribute it to the military families constantly moving in and out and donating a lot of their things before they leave.

i'm coming home this weekend and i plan to work on a quilt for my bf for vday, so i'll be hitting up the fabric store in new river.... i'll probably stop in new river pottery because i have a hard time driving by without stopping   Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2009 10:57:53 PM »

i'm coming home this weekend and i plan to work on a quilt for my bf for vday, so i'll be hitting up the fabric store in new river.... i'll probably stop in new river pottery because i have a hard time driving by without stopping   Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2009 06:12:37 PM »

ok, new here to Jville and craftster... OY!
I am also new to knitting and crafting.  I just starting last november with knitting and had lots of problems with it as I have carpel tunnel and my hand would go numb after knitting for a bit... my dr said to stop... whatever.  So I have taken up looming.  Anyone loom around this area? Its fun and very creative.
I have recently finished a hat and scarf combo and now working on another scarf.  My next project are two blankets for my nephews... this is be interesting.

Anyone have any good suggestions for good yarn shops other than wallyworld and michaels? I am going to NewBern as I heard of a yarn heaven called Weavers Web.  I will be going next weekend... anyone heard of this place?

I live in Hubert, just outside of Swansboro and work in Cedar Point... I get most of my good yard at Salty Sheep in swansboro but they are really expensive but you get good stuff there and the two ladies there are sooooo kind and helpful... they are the ones that taught me to knit traditionally and for free... really nice place...
http://www.thesaltysheep.com/

anywho... my email is nbhorn@yahoo.com if you have any good suggestions or ideas or if you want to swap ideas with looming/knitting
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Allymomx3boys
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2009 08:32:44 AM »

Hey, I'm in Jacksonville! Been living in this area my whole life.

I mainly crochet but I also knit, and sew(beginner in both). I havent be to Phootys yet, they just moved their shop. I'll have to check out the infant of prague thrift store soon.

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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2009 08:34:50 PM »

I will be moving to the area in a few months, and I am absolutely delighted to see that there are other crafters and I'm totally interested in forming a group Smiley

I'll be leaving all my friends behind in this area, so I need to meet new people!! Smiley  It would be great to be all creative with other people!
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Roxsun40
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2009 07:14:49 PM »

Hi.. I live in J-ville and where is the thrift store that was in the opening post?

Also, that thrift store on base throws away ALOT of stuff in the dumpsters around back. I have seen other people going threw it and you will not even believe some of the things that they pulled out!

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2010 03:03:38 PM »

Hi there all Smiley
I'm moving to the Jacksonville area soon and was wondering if anyone could help me out. See I've lived in Oregon my whole life and I've never been to the East coast! My boyfriend is stationed there and I'm hoping to find some good places to shop around (trift, yarn, etc.) Also any basic city help would be awesome! Thanks a bunch for this post. I'll definitely look up those thrift stores when I move Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2010 11:46:27 AM »

Well... Jacksonville is a really big small town. There really isn't alot here, but there's alot here. It's sort of an enigma in it's own right. Everything is pretty much geared towards the military, and places for them to spend their money. Living here is okay, but, sometimes I wish I lived closer ti Wilmington.
I've lived here for a for a few years. I can't say that I've ever been to the thrift store on base or the one at Infant of Prauge, but I guess I will have to go now! :-)

Anybody know if there are any crafting groups going on here? I'm a newbie with just about everything, but I'm trying to be more frugal/crafty with everything. I would love to get together with other people and learn some new stuff! :-)
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2010 05:47:19 PM »

Well... Jacksonville is a really big small town. There really isn't alot here, but there's alot here. It's sort of an enigma in it's own right. Everything is pretty much geared towards the military, and places for them to spend their money. Living here is okay, but, sometimes I wish I lived closer ti Wilmington.
I've lived here for a for a few years. I can't say that I've ever been to the thrift store on base or the one at Infant of Prauge, but I guess I will have to go now! :-)

Anybody know if there are any crafting groups going on here? I'm a newbie with just about everything, but I'm trying to be more frugal/crafty with everything. I would love to get together with other people and learn some new stuff! :-)

I wish I could find some crafting groups in Jacksonville too.. if you happened to run across anything plz let me know.. Shocked)
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2010 06:32:45 PM »

Hey Everybody!! I live in Bolton, which is bout 2 hours south of J-ville but my husband is a firefighter on Lejeune so I go up there a lot!
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2010 07:04:55 PM »

 Hya all,
   I am just down the road about 25 min in Newport/Morehead City..We travel to Jville for some great shopping as we have NOTHING here really! I would love to get a group together to go Nov 1 to Wilmington to Joanns.. I can carry 7 other adults in my Suburban..Anyone game and we can do lunch too??
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2011 06:55:45 PM »

Ok Jacksonville time to dust off our thread this is really sad! I have been in Jville for about a year and going crazy b/c i have no artsy crafty friends!!!! My house is under construction right now and I am a bit embarrassed to have ppl over but I would love to maybe do an outing to the thrift stores or get a group of ppl to go the Azalea fair? that is if anyone ever checks this thing any more  Huh
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2012 08:30:50 AM »

As far as craft stores go, I'm pretty sure there's only Michaels and Hancock fabrics in town. There's also a place called Cotton Patch which sells fabrics and quilting supplies. I've driven by it a couple of times, but I've never stopped in. If you want a good craft store experience it might be in your best interest to go about an hour out of town to the Michaels in Wilmington. It's huge! Not sure about any other craft stores in that area though.

I've also been doing a little bit of thrift store shopping lately and thought I would share my "research" with you all. Smiley
If you start from piney green and go down Lejeune Blvd there's a handful of thrift stores to check out.

Yesterday's Thrift store: 2417 Lejeune Blvd
This place has a lot of stuff. It's a pretty good second-hand store. They have a craft section with some fabric and whatnot. The back room has all the clothes and some other stuff, but it's not air-conditioned. (Just a warning, since it gets so hot and muggy here in the summer.)

There are also a bunch of pawn stores in between, which probably won't have a lot of crafty things in them, but if you like that sort of thing they might be worth a look.

Habitat for Humanity restore: 1909 Lejeune Blvd
I haven't been in here yet, but it seems okay from the outside.

Infant of Prague thrift store: 933 Lejeune Blvd
I know someone mentioned this place previously, but when we passed by it looked, well, scary, lol. Okay, not "Scary" but sketchy. No sign, just a small place with a curtain over the door. But like they say, looks can be deceiving. If you're brave, take a look! Smiley

Then if you go down Hargett Street there are a handful of secondhand stores all in the same area. A couple of them are:

Bargains Blessings 1203 Hargett ST (I haven't been here yet)
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Finders Keepers 1209 A Hargett ST
I really like Finders Keepers, even if it's not the best thrift store. If you sign up for e-mails you get a coupon every week. They also have a facebook page to like and get extra discounts too. They don't usually have a lot in the crafting section, but they have some clothes so if you like to refashion then this might be a good place to shop Smiley I think their prices are pretty decent, plus it's for a great cause! "Shop to stop domestic violence." here is the facbook page link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Finders-Keepers-Thrift-Store-Onslow-Womens-Center/393678847313618

Back on Western Blvd there's Goodwill, which is called GCF. It's at 1113 Western Blvd.
They mostly have clothes, but it's been a year since I've been in there, so maybe things have changed. I plan on checking it out soon, so maybe I'll update this then. Overall not bad, but not great.

I used this website to find nearby thrift stores: http://www.thethriftshopper.com/city/Jacksonville/NC/1.htm
There are so many more that aren't on there that I've seen just by driving by around town, so don't limit yourself to that list.


As far as crafty groups go, I heard there was a stich'n'bitch knitting club that met at Starbucks near the mall on Tuesdays at 6 pm or something. I met a woman in Michaels who told me about it, but I didn't get to go because we suddenly got news that my boyfriend was to deploy soon after that. But that was over a year ago, and I haven't gone since to see if it's still around and I lost her information. I feel pretty bad about it Sad

Anyway, I know there are a bunch of crafty ladies in this town (or ladies who are secretly crafty), but it is hard to have little craft meetings because I know personally that I want to spend as much time with my marine as possible. (Well, at least for those of us who have significant others in the military, lol. I'm not sure about the rest of you.) Something about never knowing how much tim you have together before they have to leave... Plus, it's never guaranteed that people will stick around here very long if they are attached to the military like that. It's hard to make friends, and hard to make plans. That sucks! Tongue We just gotta try harder I guess.

Well, I hope this helps someone! I should be here for another year or so Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2012 05:39:00 PM »

hey ladies! this might be a long shot, but is there anyone that can knit/crochet that can teach me?? I've got baby #2 on the way, and I'd love to make something for their arrival! I'm new to this site & would appreciate it very much! TIA!
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2012 08:37:48 PM »

there is classes on base.. well there were not long ago before I left the area.. you can also go on lejeuneyardsale.com and ask someone and Michale's there on Western does too .... I just moved from there to MA....
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