Who We Are
Have you ever wanted to try out a new craft, but didn't want to invest the money to buy new craft supplies? Have you ever wanted to do something extra to help the environment, and lessen the load on our landfills?
These were things I used to think about a lot. I'd wait for sales at the big box stores, try out a new craft and decide I didn't like it, wasn't good at it, or just wasn't interested in it anymore. My craft room was getting very, very full -- I know all of you can relate!
I saw creative reuse centers pop up around the country, and searched for one locally. There wasn't one! I was surprised - Olympia is full of artists and environmentalists - seems like something like this would have existed before now. My husband and I had talked about opening a used bookstore/cafe when we retired, but here was a great opportunity thrown in our laps (by me...). So here we are.
The store works by community donation, and in return I give that person a 10% off their next purchase. I thought initially I'd be scouring estate sales and garage sales, but WOW - I was wrong! Sounds like a lot of you in our community have craft rooms that look like mine!
Swing in and enjoy looking around, pick up a new hobby or revisit an old one. I may not have the inventory that the big box stores have, but you can shop knowing you're doing your part to help save our environment and keep things out of the landfills - and saving money while you're at it. I also offer free coffee & tea, a cricut rental, after-hours shopping by appointment if you're not ready to shop in our new Covid-world.
I look forward to seeing you soon! Happy Crafting!
More than Just a Store
Can a craft store be more than just a place to buy craft supplies? Absolutely! Our staff is always on hand to help offer ideas and inspiration, and can help keep an eye out for those hard-to-find crafting items you're looking for.
We also very gladly take donations of your secondhand crafting supplies. Creative reuse centers are successful with the support of the community. Because we are not a non-profit, we cannot give you a tax deduction form, but we will give you 10% off your next purchase or 10% off a class. Please contact us if you have items to donate!
We used to offer classes. We've switched focus now and the classroom is now used for groups. Create your own, join another one... it's a great way to meet like-minded people, create new friendships, learn new techniques or a whole new craft. The groups are free and are limited to about 4-6 people. Give the store a call to learn if there is already a group for you, or if you want to create one.
Our Creative Team
We are makers and artists, just like you! Be sure to let us know what you are working on. Send us a picture of your finished project and feedback on how the craft supplies worked for you.
If you can't find what you're looking for in the store or online, please drop us a note or tell us next time you're in. We are happy to keep our eyes out and give you a call or email when what you're looking for is donated.