craftcation conference

I spent the last weekend at Craftcation in Ventura CA–it was amazing! One of the cool things they did in the program for the event was list all of the local thrift shops for us to go visit. That was so thoughtful!

And much appreciated :)

I ditched class on Saturday midday (I know, but there was no time to shop!) and hit the shops with my family. We had lunch at the Busy Bee Cafe and Diner in downtown—huevos rancheros were super yummy! And then we hit some thrift stores. Here is my haul:


All told, $23! I got some embroidery and quilting hoops, some vintage plastic kitchen wall art, a broken yarn ball spinning thing that Matt has commandeered as a “spinning fing” to fight with, a plaque for Xaver, vintage stitched coasters, a drawer thing, and a framed vintage book page. I will be altering some of these yummies in my upcoming “Flea Market Finds” class at My Creative Classroom, starting  April 26th at!

Hope you'll join me in class. And I can't wait to make something with my goodies from Ventura!

And, from the All Things Altered Blog Hop last week, I have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your work never disappoints. I am already a follower and love your work.


Please email your mailing address to [email protected] to claim your prize :) You've won a $50 gift cert to and I will send you the details on how to redeem it once I receive your email :) Thank you to everyone who entered!!

Happy Crafting

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Thrifty Thursdays: Haul from Ventura

  1. Love the Thrift shops on Main!!

    Posted on March 29, 2012 at 7:13 am
  2. OH, I would have loved to go!!!!

    Posted on March 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm
  3. I have a little drawer unit like the one you found, I love it! Congratulations on your fun haul!

    Posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:41 am
  4. I skipped out Saturday morning to check out the thrift stores, too. Ventura was thrift store heaven! I only wish I could’ve taken more on the plane back to San Antonio!

    Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:48 am