Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement!

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Hello there lovely Buttoneers! I am just popping in today with a mini shopping haul that I was very excited about. I don’t normally do ‘shopping haul’ posts, mainly because I don’t often go shopping (buying our house was expensive enough for a while!) and because they are normally bits and pieces from all over the place. However, a while back we went shopping in Worcester (in the UK, for all of my overseas Buttoneers!) and I found myself like a child in a sweet shop in Tiger and in TKMaxx (I think it is called TJMaxx in the US) – So, naturally, my first though was to share with you lovelies!

First stop was TKMaxx where I found some lovely alphabet stickers by My Mind’s Eye, an American scrapbooking supplies company.

I love their stickers and supplies so when I can find them cheap as chips and without international postage, I am one happy scrapper!

These were only £1.99 and you get 8 sheets of different colours and phrases and they are small enough to use in my Project Life layouts (Wowee! Way to go me! – I haven’t even mentioned that I am project life-ing this year have I!? I will fill you in with the excitement for that in a future post!) For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about – Project Life is a fabulous and simple way of scrapbooking by Becky Higgins using pocket pages, journaling cards and a whole lot of fun! Like I said, more on that at a later date.

TKMaxx Haul - Succulent, Alphabet Stickers and Studio Calico Wood Veneers - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I couldn’t resist these beautifully packaged organic and caffeine-free teas to try by English Tea Shop, they are super pretty, smell great and were only £1.79 a box – That’s a button bargain in my book! There were quite a few varieties but I chose Honeybush Acai Berry Punch and Cranberry Vanilla Delight. I haven’t tried them yet but give me a shout if you are interested in my thoughts 🙂 

English Tea Shop Honeybush Acai Berry Punch and Cranberry Vanilla Delight Teas with a Button Cup and Saucer - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Also from TKMaxx, I found this little succulent plant for £3.99. As you know by now, I am also obsessed with succulents, but I never really got onto the ‘concrete stuff’ trend that was flying around recently. This is probably why I picked this little fellow up and put him back down about three times (and hauled my fiancé in to the shop for further opinion – maker I am – decision maker I am not!)

I finally went back and thought about how much I actually really did love him and how lovely he would look in the Eliston Button Headquarters windowsill…

Also, fun fact – He is a faux succulent..A faucculent you might say…oooo, actually, maybe not…Anyhoo, Hurrah! No worrying about watering and making a wet mess in the studio! Hurrah! 

Faux Succulent from TKMaxx in a Concrete Planter - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Speaking of scrapbooking, I was all jumpy-up-and-down squealy about finding some gorgeous Studio Calico wood veneer pieces, in no other than punctuation marks, including lots of beautiful little ampersands (I am a little obsessed with ampersands – again, another day…another post…) geotags, hashtags, question marks etc, etc – They are soooo beautiful that I may never use them! Does anyone else do that!? I am a huge Studio Calico fan too as their products are always so pretty and well made.

When I find American crafty type pretties over here in the UK for £1.99 I am running to the checkout shouting “just take my money dammit!!”

Studio Calico Punctuation Wood Veneer Pieces - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Moving on to Tiger…Now, bear with me through the excitement that comes with me and Tiger together in a blog post. I am relatively new to discovering Tiger (mainly because there wasn’t one near where I lived until the Cheltenham, and now Worcester branches opened up) Before this I only had Instagram-envy of peoples purchases! 

As I described in my TKMaxx part of this post, I was all squealy excited and wide eyed amazed at everything in the shop (much to the amusement of my fiancé who quickly went back for a basket) First stop was this cutie pie handheld sewing machine for just £3! Then I discovered the pink version but it wasn’t until I got home and unboxed the pretty little thing that I discovered the cutest little bag known to mankind – Seriously, I would have bought it for the bag alone! I am yet to try it out and see how it holds up but I will let you know.

I am imagining all sorts of little stitched creations, let alone little stitched details on scrapbooking things, without having to drag out my big machine.

Tiger – Do not let me down!

I also grabbed a pack of the rainbow thread bobbins for the same price because I loved the convenience, the colours and the fact that they were metal bobbins instead of horrible plastic ones. 

Tiger Handheld Sewing Machine and Bobbins - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Next up were some great carving blocks for stamp making – I usually use erasers and the like to practise on as the normal carving blocs get pricey if you mess up, but these were only £2 for a pack of two – which I thought was a good price. I am yet to play around with them yet so, like the tea – give me a shout if you are interested in my thoughts! I also grabbed a pack of silver glitter elastic because, well, why not!?

I have some big crafty plans for that beauty!

I also, grabbed a couple of those gorgeous little ceramic candle holders. I love how this one is in Eliston Button pink! They are a really good size for those little Yankie Candle votive candles you can buy too.

Tiger Haul - Paper Washi Tape, Candle Holder, Silver Glitter Elastic and Stamp Carving Bocks - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

The next internal squeal was about the gorgeous range of skinny washi paper tapes that they have!! Oh my!! I reined myself in and restricted myself to one pack (for now) to see how they stick as sometimes skinny tape gets a bit bumpy or gunky on the reel. These were great when I got them home though and I love, love, love the chevrons and polka dots of this set with those deep and vibrant colours! Win! I most definitely will be buying the other sets over time. 

Tiger Skinny Washi Paper Tape - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Finally, and not from either Tiger or TKMaxx, I just had to add onto the end ( for my own documentation as well as sharing with you guys) I found the bargain of the year when I found this red Vespa scooter pizza cutter in a charity shop, in brand new condition, for only 99p!! Holy Moly!! Some of you may know if you are long-term Buttoneers that I love Vespa scooters and own a pink one called Piglet (you can find him if you scroll down for a while in my Instagram feed) and I have had my eye on these (normally too expensive to justify for a pizza cutter) beauties.

I was super-duper happy and it’s another excuse to eat pizza at the weekend! (This surely makes it the law now right!?) Hooray!

Red Vespa Pizza Cutter - Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Tiger and TKMaxx Excitement! at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

So, there you go! Wasn’t that fun!? Do you want to see more mini shopping hauls when I discover pretty and crafty things? Let me know! Also, just so you know, this wasn’t a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links – I was just super-duper excited to share my finds! Yeay! 

Do you love Tiger or TKMaxx? What have you bought from there that was a super bargain or just plain amazing? What was your favourite thing that I bought? Would you have bought it all too? I would love to hear all about it! 

Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!

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2 Comments

  1. Kelly
    April 6, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I am very excited to see what you think about the tiny sewing machine. If it works I WANT one……I mean NEED one x

    • Eliston Button
      April 7, 2016 / 1:12 pm

      Oooo! It is soooo cute but I haven’t had chance to try it out yet, maybe I will blog post when I get around to it with a mini review! 🙂

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