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Topic: great places to get cool supplies and what-not on oahu  (Read 9542 times)
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« on: July 22, 2004 12:16:19 PM »

so, i was thinking, we could complie a list and swap ideas:
i love getting supplies at:
well,
marakia (sp) 99cent stores are actually really great. the one at ward, and the random one in the safe way in salt lake (i think that's where it is) they have random origami papers, chopsticks, and tons of storage bins. they also have lotsa cheap goodies you can use to reconstruct/repurpose.

i love, love, love, the salvation army in kailua!

isle knit on the 14th floor on the century center (i think that's what it's called) on bishop in chinatown is also good for bamboo knitting needles. she also sells lotsa yarn, but it can be expensive--but where else are you gonna go on this island??

if there is anyone else out there on oahu, i'd love to hear where you get your supplies and other cool stuff....
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004 02:10:05 PM »

I think you mean Marukai (for the 99 cent stores). 

I try to hit the Goodwill stores in Kaimuki at the end of the month when they run 50% off specials and whatnot.  I've gotten men's buttondown shirts for $3.00 and sweaters for unraveling for about the same.  For those not in the know, there's a small Goodwill for men's clothes, and then a larger one with women's/children's clothes and housewares half a block away.  Also fond of the big Saver's in the Kalihi/Kapalama area. 

Craft Supply of Honolulu (in Pearl City and Honolulu) has a wide selection of general crafting supplies.  They have novelty yarns and Red Heart yarn...I'd rather go to Isle Knit.  Sue is great and her prices are really quite reasonable for what she carries in stock.  I have been knitting a child's poncho with Plymouth Encore yarn I bought there - $5.50 per skein, and the poncho uses about a skein and a half.  I found a couple of other yarn stores in the phone book but haven't checked them out. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2004 07:29:44 PM »

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Diz is Honey Girl.. But u can call meeh Mandi. HoOoOoOo diz site is off da hook lydat. So wat u guyz from oahu? Cause den i bee living ova dea too. I live on da Aiea kind side. So yea hook me upz on sum of ya crationz.... K denz Mandi Cool
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2004 03:54:39 PM »

Don't forget the Ben Franklins around the island.  I've found their craft card to be more than worth the price!  I think my husband and I made up the cost in the first month. 

And let me just say Yay!  Finally a Hawaii "city" guide!  I myself live in Honolulu and sew, crochet, a little embroidery and some other silly misc crafting.  I'm looking to learn how to knit and just joined the S&B yahoo group so hopefully that'll help.  I'd love to find new crafting buddies on the island.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2004 06:01:26 PM »

yeah, i'm a fan of ben franklin...i haven't gotten the craft card, tough i really should.
have you been to flora dec? i haven't, but was thinking of checking it out, is it worth it??
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2004 09:32:53 AM »

I haven't been to Flora Dec, but am very curious about it.  It always looks closed.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2004 07:35:50 PM »

ditto on the Goodwill.  The Kaimuki one is great, and I've found a bunch of really cool kid's shirts (that I turn into running shirts) at the Beretania store.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2005 02:20:50 PM »

If you guys need blank shirts there is a cool store on the corner of waiakamil and I think kalani street.  Anyways it's right before that shopping center with foodland and office depot.  I buy bunches of shirts there then stencil them up.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2005 11:26:49 AM »

I finally made it to Flora-Dec and was pretty disappointed. The prices were high and the selection not great. I was looking mostly for knitting stuff, and they had no needles and very little yarn. My favorite craft stores are still Craft Supply of Honolulu and Wal-Mart.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005 05:27:04 PM »

i dont know if anyone is still checking this post but i wondered if anyones been to Yarn and Friends? its on king street i think across the way from thomas park. the ladies there are really nice and they have a great supply of needles and more expensive yarn. plus, the park is great to sit and knit at.
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2005 09:37:47 PM »

hmm...good to know about yarn and friends.
i haven't been there, but tried to go once and it was closed.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2005 01:05:06 AM »

personally i love flora-dec -- it does close at 6 pm tho and kind of tricky to find the parking lot. they have tons of fake flowers and wedding cake paraphernalia -- good place to get miniature greek columns and palm trees out of plastic, and you know how often you need those!
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2005 10:52:33 AM »

i still haven't made it to flora-dec...and where is this tricky parking lot so i know when/if i go there?

what about bead-it? anyone go there? and how does it compare to ben franklin's bead shop in mapunapuna?
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2006 11:13:11 AM »

Thanks for all the great suggestions on places to buy stuff here on Oahu...

Anybody know when the market city ben franklin will be expanded? it's crazy crowded in that place but looks like they are going to take over next door ..?



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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2006 06:18:36 PM »

ohh...i hadn't heard about the market city BF expanding...hmmmmmmmmmm.........
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2006 03:44:40 PM »

oh i haven't posted in a while but i thought i might because I'm gonna make those picture frame necklaces like this one:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=39105.0

i prefer to buy locally so i've been running around to hardware stores trying to find everything.  the hardest things to get are the microscope slides and the copper tape.  ah but i got them!  i stole microscope slides from UH.  Then i found a stained glass shop in kaimuki that sells copper tape.  honolulustainedglass.com  they also have lots of other neat stuff.  if you guys want to try that project out you can definitely find everything you need here!
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2006 12:21:37 AM »

I love Savers. Theres always the .99 tags and the half off tags...and military discount on Wednesday is it?
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2006 02:19:41 PM »

I like to go to the Ben Franklin in Kaimuki (I think that is hwere it is X_X) there is also a really cute guy that works there, so it is DOUBLE THE FUN when I go there...LOL!

But honestly, the Ben Frankin that I go to just expanded a few months ago, so now the layout that they have there is MUCHO better.

and Good Will = God sent.
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2006 06:18:45 PM »

a cute guy that works there, huh...
hmmm. may have to go to that benfranklin next time!
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2006 11:46:53 AM »

If anyone likes to scrapbook there are two places in Pearl City I know of:  Scrapper's Den (my boyfriend's Mom loves it) and Scrapbook Clubhouse near Pearlridge.  I also know of a place in Kailua called A Place In Time.  They just opened recently and have lots of cute things.
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2006 07:08:38 PM »

a cute guy that works there, huh...
hmmm. may have to go to that benfranklin next time!
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Of course *wink wink*

Haha, sorry I am a teenager (yes, that is supposed to explain it all, yet it seems to be lacking at the same time *sigh*)
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2007 02:39:57 AM »

i still haven't made it to flora-dec...and where is this tricky parking lot so i know when/if i go there?

what about bead-it? anyone go there? and how does it compare to ben franklin's bead shop in mapunapuna?

I've never been to the Ben Franklin bead shop, but I have been to Bead it! and I really like it. I'm originally from California (Ocean Beach) and I'm used to having tons of hippie crafting supplies EVERYWHERE. it seems like every craft store here only sells items for Hawaiian crafts? of course, I have 3 kiddos, so I don't get a bunch of time to go searching about.  Grin if you're ever in Ocean Beach, CA....check out The Black Bead. it'll blow your mind!
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address for The Black Bead:

Black Bead The
5003 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107
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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2007 06:32:42 PM »

I dunno if anyone checks this thread anymore but where are all the yarn stores around here? My local Ben Franklins only has Red Heart and novelty stuff, and while I have a love for Red Heart it really mirrors a deep deep hate for novelty yarn. Also I need wool. (I'm sending stuff to the pacific NW)
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2007 08:10:25 AM »

rad kit, i don't live in hawaii anymore, but a few years back (maybe in 2004 or 2005) before Ben Franklin began carrying better knitting supplies (like bamboo needles, not yarn) I went to a place in a highrise in chinatown, Isle Knit, i think it was called.

This is the address and phone number: Isle Knit 1188 Bishop St Ste 1403 Phone: (808) 533-0853 (so you can call to see if it's still there, or if they have what you want) it was a very tiny place, and i didn't buy yarn the one time i went there, so i'm not really sure of the selection.

also, there's a group called Aloha Knitters (they used to be a SNB), they have a myspace page, and i'm sure you could find good shops through them: aloha knitters: http://www.myspace.com/alohaknitters

hope that helps....(oh, have to tried walmart? i remember that the walmart near ala moana would have ok yarn (in the fall/winter)
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