Plastic Canvas Easter KitAs you’ve probably gathered from this site, I’ve been crafting for many years. When i was four or five years old, I picked up some pieces of fabric left over from my mother’s sewing project, and worked out how to sew it into a small glove puppet with button eyes and mouth, and haven’t really stopped since. In that time I have moved house (and country) repeatedly, so my stash of unused and leftover materials has been naturally culled over the years. Despite the reluctant shedding of supplies with each move, I have still managed to hold onto knitting needles (English sizes, metric, and now American sizes) threads, yarn, fabric, sewing notions and kits I really did intend to use!

As we started building “Cracking Good Crafts” last fall, I unearthed threads, fabric remnants, patterns and my trusty 25 year old sewing machine. In the process I was forced to confront the many items I had amassed that I realized I would probably never ever use… In all likelihood, if I’ve been carry something around for over 40 years and not used it, there is a strong possibility I never will.Black and gold lace

Caroline, being the brains of this enterprise, kindly suggested that the best way to move these beloved items on (and out of my basement) was to sell them on Etsy. Since then she has been busy measuring and photographing my excess supplies, and we soon created an Etsy shop and website to display these beloved items.

While I may no longer feel I will use the supplies now online, it doesn’t mean they are useless. I am hoping that by releasing these items into the universe, others who can use and enjoy them will find them.

If you are interested in seeing if there is anything you will use, please visit our Etsy shop at

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!