Monday, 7 June 2010

Southampton Scrap Store

Ok..I know I'm well behind on my non-loon blogging so why has this morning's trip jumped to the front of the queue? Because SOUTHAMPTON SCRAP STORE IS GREAT!!

A couple of days ago, ukhandmade, published their summer issue of their online mag. Amongst other great articles, there's one on The fantasticness of Scrap stores. I read with intrest and thought- I wish there was one round here. As a crafty person who has been living in Southampton for the past, um...nearly 10 years now (has it really been that long?!), I thought that if we had one, I'd know about it. Thought I'd check this list anyway to see if there were any stores in the surrounding area. To my delight, I found out that there are 2 in Southampton!!!

The Totton one is closer but the Thornhill one has better opening hours for me so off I trundled. Its not a big place but there's loads of great stuff. You pay £15 to join for the year (as an individual- groups have different rates) and then £1 per bag of scrap. It also has a little crafty bits shop and tiny library. Apparently you can even hire sewing or badge making machines from them.

Here's what I got:

The quilling paper and little bags of embossing power were bought from the shop but the bits I got in my scrap bag are: a small wooden block; fabric; big netting; clear double sided sticky pads; nail foils; other foils; big spiral binding combs; felt and fleece scraps; strips of pink tulle; fringing; chunky sticky back foam; thick card; glass from a clip frame (not pictured); empty tins; very thick cream felt; and lush moulds for bath melts etc.

Great stuff!! I shall definately be back!


Sue, Lynwoodcrafts said...

Great morning! I'm off to check the lists to see if there's one near here!

Diomoglass said...

Oh that's brilliant! Think I'll have to see if there's one near me.

TheMadHouse said...

I am very envious, there isnt one anywhere near me!

Nicola said...

Mum is always getting great stuff from the Worcester version of one of these - fantastic finds!
Nic xx

Anonymous said...

wow thats great, I will have to find something like that near me

Sugarmice said...

OOohhh.... shiny!

*wonders if there are any in Oxford :)

Esme Dodsworth said...

I went to the one local to me in Newark and its great :-D I could have spent ages in there looking at things.

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