CRAFTERS – DON’T MISS THIS!

If you like crafting, ESPECIALLY SEWING AND QUILTING, we have a gold mine for you right now at the thrift shop. We have a huge number of Simplicity patterns for craft-type items like fabric purses and backpacks, children’s slippers, and caps, plus a few patterns for Christmas crafts. We also have a treasure trove of large pieces of material in different colors and patterns that would be perfect for quilting.

We’ve got a selection of miscellaneous sewing accessories to go with all this – pins, zippers, elastic tape, etc. And (as of this writing) we’ve got a beginner’s sewing kit in purple colors that would be perfect for a grandchild.

If you like paper crafts, check out our rubber stamps. We currently have a big supply of those, too, and it’s a great chance to add to your collection.

All these things are HERE NOW but may be GONE TOMORROW, so hurry in!

Upcycle DIY projects to make your life easier and save money.

 

 

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DIY Hair Pin Container. Source cocoa29.com

da7bdfa94ae01609ef84baa0ba605bc7DIY Tie Dye T-Shirt Hair Twister. Source DIYcandy.com

upcycle4The Clocks Clock. Source

enhanced-buzz-18155-1404589633-4The Cutest Pencil Holders. Source younghouselove.com

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Pop-Up Art Display. Directions here

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Milk Jug Planters. Source littleeyesonnature.com

Click here for more info on these projects PLUS even more upcycle ideas

Support our book drive.

“There is more treasure in books, than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” -Walt Disney

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Nothing opens the world to a child like books and the love of reading.  Studies have shown that having books in the home plays an enormous part in school success.  At Assistance League of Irvine, we’re all about making sure kids have a level playing field for success in school – and that includes books of their own.

We give each Operation School Bell student an age-appropriate book of their choice, plus a dictionary for each family.  And where do these books come from? From YOU, our generous donors and thrift shop patrons!

Each year we hold an annual Book Drive to collect new and gently-used books for these students.   The Irvine year-round schools start up in August, so our Book Drive is starting RIGHT NOW!

We supported over 800 students last year through Operation School Bell – so as you can see, we need LOTS of books! We’re particularly looking for books on the middle school or high school required reading lists.  You can drop off your book drive donations at the thrift shop during any time than we are open.

Help us encourage the love of reading in this new generation through our book drive.  And many, many thanks to ALL OF YOU who make it happen!

DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas from the heart and not your wallet.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

Happy Mother’s Day to our beautiful moms out there. Here are some gift ideas inspiration from the heart ❤

 

Click here for even more Mother's Day Inspiration. All photos by PINTEREST