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« on: January 23, 2006 06:36:44 PM »

Is anyone here from P-town?  I'm a new college student, and am looking to find new thrifting/crafting haunts. 

Things I'd (and others I'm sure) be interested in knowing about:
  • good thrift stores
  • any area group or church rummage sales (esp. ones with bag sales!)
  • craft stores, like JoAnn's
  • yarn stores

Any information would be cool. Plus, it'd just be nice to know there's some craftiness going rampant here in Peoria!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006 04:04:47 PM »

Hrm. Try the Salvation Army over by the Super Wal*Mart. It always has interesting crap that inspires me. Hehe.

The Goodwill by the normal Wal*Mart is great for jewelry...either to wear on its own or to disassemble.

There's a Michael's at Big Hollow, by Target/Cub, etc. There used to be some sort of fabric store over in Metro Centre; not sure if there still is.

That's really all I can think of, heh.=) There's probably more, though.

Oh! And someone said that the Plato's Closet out at Grand Prairie is good, but I haven't gotten around to going yet.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 03:17:54 PM »

There are tons of craft sales in the areas outside Peoria. I live in Metamora and just passed up a bunch in the fall (my hubby had to travel for work and we went with)
Washington has a great Goodwill. There is also another Goodwill off 150 near the McCluccage bridge.
I'll post more when I get back, if I see anything interesting.

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008 01:02:15 PM »

I live in East Peoria...Joann is the craft store in metro center...it's a good one, you can get 40% off coupons on their website for 1 item, and use one each time you go there. Plus they have good sales. Hobby Lobby & Michael's are the only other ones I go to.

I love thrift shopping...there is a good store called Great Oaks Thrift shop on Knoxville...next to a florist shop, going TOWARDS 74. I like the etcetera shop in Eureka, and Goodwills around the area.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008 04:29:18 PM »

Happy Freezing cold November everyone!!

I just joined (well, actually, I joined quite a while ago, but just recently decided to make craftster one of my fav haunts!!!) and i live in Metamora.

I have noticed (and perhaps this is true for all larger cities) that the nicer the neighborhood, the nicer the stuff at the local Goodwill. The one in Washington is my favorite.....and it is nearby. The one on War Memorial is large and has a great selection almost all the time!

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008 08:16:39 AM »

Im about an hour from Peoria...anyone know where Streator is?

Thanks for listing all the thrift stores.  I have a friend in Chillicothe who loves thrift stores as much as me, so these could be helpful....

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008 01:27:38 PM »

freezing is right! we were totally spoiled by that indian summer!
anyone find any great deals around town on craft supplies or anything?
try any new crafts out?
working on any gifts for the holidays?
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008 06:20:15 AM »

I was just at JoAnns and they don't have a 40% off coupon. darn.

I'm just working on cards and swaps. yipee!!

« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009 06:14:42 PM »

   I live in washington IL and am having a sewing open house on Sat. Jan 24th everyone is welcome, nothing fancy or formal bring what you are working on or want to start. There will be others to share and commune with and snacks for munching. Bring your machine or don't what ever you may need, don't worry if you forget something I'm sure I have one of whatever it is. I hope to hear from others please RSVP so I can send a map and so I know how may to expect perkinson_michelle @ yahoo    Hope to see you there. PS I have a lot of sewing experience so feel free to bring things you have questions on too if you want.
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009 06:36:22 PM »

Haveing another sewing day on Feb. 28th e-mail me for more info
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