A couple weeks ago sis told me about a new company in town called Indy Upcycle. I checked out the website (which you can do my clicking on the link) and I knew this place was right up my alley!
What's cool about Indy Upcycle is they take donations from crafters/artists for crafters/artists. If you have ever been a crafter or thought about being a crafter, you know you go out and buy all kinds of stuff. If you're anything like us you buy too much or possibly lose interest in the craft. One of my favorite parts of Indy Upcycle is you can either donate what you haven't used (and is taking up WAY to much space) or you can go there and buy what you need.
Buy what you need, who would've thought! An example, you are doing a project and you just need a tiny amount of red paint. You can go to Indy Upcycle and they have small containers that you can put the paint in. You don't have to go to the store, buy the big paint, and most likely not use all it. Then paint sits there for years (because every good crafter thinks they will use it again for something) and you have to throw it out.
Another cool aspect of the store is that you pay what YOU think the products are worth. Which can be difficult. One of my pet peeves is a garage sale with no price tags. Before I went, I checked out the website and it gives you tips on what to/how to pay. I really suggest you check it out, so you will get a feel of what they are thinking and you can kinda get on the same page.
I spent a lot of time looking through all the amazing stuff. This is what I came home with. I got 3 paint brushes, 5 bangle bracelets, two small bags of buttons and a hankie. I thought about what to pay and came up with $10 (plus taxes, this is a for-profit business). I thought I got a great deal!
I've already used the paint brushes (you will see what I did in future posts) and sis went to work on the bracelets.