I went to HobbyCraft .....

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... and bought a bit more than I intended to! I first read about the Smash Portfolios' on 'A Design Rookie's' blog and I was straight onto Hobby Crafts website, ready to buy my own! When I realised I'd actually have to be patient and wait a few days for delivery, I popped into my car and off I went to the nearest store which is around 20-30 minutes drive away. This was my first ever trip to a Hobby Craft store and I can't believe I've left it so long! The store was set out so beautifully, with ready made crafts on show and so many different products to look at. Outside the store was a hopscotch image drawn with chalk, welcoming you to Hobby Craft. My initial thought was 'that's a shame someone's drawn outside the shop', until I realised it was done purposefully! I should wear my glasses more often! It looked lovely though and thought it was a sweet touch. My favourite thing I spotted was a huge Minnie Mouse 3D balloon - I'm hoping somebody gets me this for my birthday (Even though it's not until next year!). I'm going to show you what I got my hands on; I'm really pleased with what I have bought and am looking forward to getting started! I have a slight feeling I will be showing my face in the shop very soon!
 
 
 
This is a Decopatch Mache Owl - how cute is he? There were so many different animals to choose from; it was close competition between an owl, cat or dolphin and the owl came out on top! For £6.49 (small) you simply take him home plain and decorate him as you wish! The store sells Decopatch paper which is suitably designed to decorate your chosen ornament as you wish. There are lots of gorgeous designs to choose from and I went for the pink and white floral design as shown in the photo below! The floral design paper was £3.79.
 
 

 
 
 
 
This one's plain and simple - another new notebook to add to my collection! Yes, I have too many that I never use but it was only £3.00 and was really pretty so that's my excuse. As you can see it has a beautiful vintage bird design and is a hardcover book. Whether I'll actually use it is a different story ...
 
 
Lastly, I bought this Boofle 148 piece card making kit. I absolutely love Boofle; he's so sweet! A usual Boofle card costs around £1.50, if my memory serves me correctly, so I paid £14.95 for the kit which will make 32 cards, along with 148 decorations. My family can expect Boofle cards for a long time from now on! I find this such a relaxing hobby to do as it ends up looking really sweet and it doesn't take an awful lot of effort!
 
Have you shopped at Hobby Craft? x
 

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  1. This is such a great post. I love hobby craft but i never seem to visit very regular. I want to make some bunting so i will have to have a trip there soon. And that owl, cutest thing ever, I have to get me one of those! I'd love to see it once its done, Im nosy like that :L
    Sam X
    http://lipstickandlectures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much! It was my first ever visit, and I cant wait to go back! x

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  2. Lovely pieces you picked up! I always love going to hobby craft for crafty things, i got my birthday bunting from there! x

    http://www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! There are so many gorgeous things there x x

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  3. What a great post and great items and ideas!
    I've never been to a Hobby Craft (*hides*), when younger I was always one to make a mess with crafty things, but kind of got lazy in old age and just buy pre made things! haha

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. It was my first time! I definitely recommend you go there! x x

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