If you like Hobbycraft, then read on…
This is the most amazing craft shop ever! I managed to spend nearly 2 hours in there altogether while the rest of the family waited patiently. It’s roughly the same size as most of the Hobbycraft shops in Britain, but there are so many more bargains to be had. Not everything is cheaper – paint, pencils and sketchbooks were about the same, but stamping and papercraft items are cheaper. There is just a different variety of things according to which crafts are more popular in America. If you’re into dried flowers, then you will almost die of enjoyment there! About a third of the shop is taken up with dried flowers.
I headed for the wooden items for my pyrography and this is where I almost died. There was so much and it was so cheap! I filled up the trolley with as many things that I dared think would fit in my suitcase. Then we had a bit of time to kill after leaving the villa, but before the plane left on the last day, so I went back for a bit and bought a book on stamping and 2 big and heavy pads of paper. These I stuffed into my daughter’s bag as hers was the lightest. We were only just under the weight limit for the flight home!
In the future, if I ever go to America again, I will live in the clothes I travel in so I have enough luggage space to fill with stuff from Michaels!