Friday, April 1, 2011

fabric and faith

I'm in love with Hobby Lobby. I've always enjoyed browsing through this store because, well, it's a craft store and I love crafty stuff. But it has always been on the same rung as other chain craft stores...until now.

It wasn't until a recent trip to look for fabric that I decided just how much I loved it. I blogged earlier about my struggles with finding cute and modern looking fabric in stores because most of them were dated looking but when I walked into HL every 2 seconds I found myself swiping up a bolt of fabric to take to the cutting counter. I literally had 3 bolts and I'd only walked through the first aisle! They're selection is outstanding in variety and the price is very reasonable. Most bolts I'd looked at from other places were around $8-$10 per yard but at HL they averaged around $5. (they were also having a sale on some at the time) I walked out with 3 yards of fabric (1 yard of 3 different fabrics), elastic and fabric fuse for $16!!

The other great thing about HL is that many of the cute fabrics can be purchased online as well if you don't have one near you. Here are a few swoon-worthy ones I found online...

The other great (and maybe even more important) thing about Hobby Lobby is their company mission statement and the fact that they are unwaveringly and unapologetically Christians-that-run-a-business (as opposed to a Christian business...) There are signs posted in every location that says they are closed on Sundays to allow their employees time for worship. That's so cool. I'm all about patronizing places like this (and of course the Chick-Fil-A) that are working to spread the love and mission of Jesus to the world in a non-shove-it-down-your-throat-save-them-with-guilt way. Well, maybe just the craft world...but it's still pretty awesome.

Next time you've got a need for fabric, glitter, paper or you just want some cool inspiration, you should check them out.

*I'm not a sponsor or paid endorser of Hobby Lobby Stores just an avid consumer who appreciates businesses that have moral and not just profit inspiration.


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