Category Archives: Arts & crafts

Frugal Gift Giving

This week I had two gift giving occasions; my friend Kira moved into a new apartment, and I took a hostess gift to Jerry & Monika’s when they hosted a Bible class. For both occasions I went shopping in my pantry, … Continue reading

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Thrift Report

I had a difficult time deciding what posts to delete. I think enough space is freed up to allow me to post for a while before having to sort through the archives again. Any how I have a bit of … Continue reading

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My plans for the thrifty store finds- Part 3

So that l leaves I purchased the bag of sewing notions just for the sewing machine needles. It is recommended that you use a new needle for each garment. I don’t do that but they do get dull or break … Continue reading

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I know and You Know…

that June is strawberry season. Well apparently no one mentioned it to my plants. I’ve been harvesting a bowl full a week all through July and August. I mentioned this at work one day and a fellow employee said her’s are … Continue reading

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Coon Skin Cap

I mentioned before that I’ve been on the lookout for some frugal (“cheap”) fake fur to use with this 50 cent toy to make a coonskin cap. (I do wish I could figure out how to make links back to … Continue reading

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Thrift Store shopping with AFRUGALSPINSTER

I love reading blogs about amazing second hand store finds. I feel like my second hand purchases are far less exciting, but I decided to show off my frugal finds none-the-less. I try to hold myself to only purchasing things … Continue reading

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Moss Wreath-

I admired the moss Wreath Katie at Creatively Living hung in her entry way. http://www.creativelylivingblog.com/2014/03/entryway-reveal-2.html#more-4370 I was impressed that her wreath was an inexpensive DIY project using supplies she had on hand. However being a FRUGAL spinster, I’m always determined to make … Continue reading

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