(Closed) You all make me so jealous…

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Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

that is unfortunate! and i thought i had it bad because i have to drive 30 minutes to one πŸ™

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Well, the nearest Michaels to me is a 45-50min train ride and a 10 minute walk from the train station. The nearest Joan is more than an hour. Most NYC’ers don’t drive so for me to get to Joan, it’s a train, a ferry and a bus. AC Moore is about an hour from me. So really, you have it good πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Uhhh in Canada we don’t have Hobby Lobby OR Joann Fabrics πŸ™  I went down to Buffalo on Wednesday and nearly had a DIY orgasm in Joann!!! I seriously could have stayed there ALL DAY but my friends dragged me out (not before I spent $100 though).

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bakerella: that was me in Hobby Lobby in Richmond! LOL!  We were late for my gown-shopping because of it! LOL!  We’ve only got a Michael’s close and a Joanne’s is around an hour away (dang it).  

I’ve been tempted to send a message to Joann and beg them to open a store in our city! LOL!  We’ve got a 3d theater!!! come on!!!! give us a joann’s to compete with Michaels!!!!! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There are none in my state either. I just checked and there’s one opening this month in Manchester, New Husband – that’s pretty exciting, but it’s still quite a drive for me, just for crafting supples.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@bakerella: Yea…Canada is pretty stripped dry of crafty type stores. Its sad considering we’re all so damn creative and we have tons of time to kill during winter.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kermie: Exxxxxxxxxxxactly. Don’t get me wrong, I love me the 40% off coupons for Michael’s, but I was amazed by the fabric and all the fun stuff at Joann!!! Giant letters, no fray spray, baking stuff, everything. AMAZING. I nearly lost it. I’m seriously going to go down one day without my friends just to bask in the splendor of Joann Fabrics without the guilt of holding someone else up πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I wish there was Dollar Tree in Canada! … or at least that they would ship to Canada, lol. πŸ™

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@kermie: This is so true! It’s so much easier to get pretty much anything in the states… 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I guess I’m lucky because all within a 10-15 minute drive, I have acess to Joanns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby.  They are all actually on the same main road.  I love them all.  I’m sorry you guys don’t have easy access to these great stores.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@sparrowly: At least you have a Michaels πŸ˜‰

We don’t have any similar stores here and it’s so hard and expensive to get crafting supplies. It totally sucks and i plundered Michaels during my vacation in the US. I could spend all day there, they have everything. It is amazing!

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They just opened one in our area this past November. LOVE IT!!! Screw Michael’s and their coupons.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@deathbydesign just get a p.o box in the states or find a friendly bee in the states and then have her ship it to you of course offering to pay shipping charges find someone close to the border near you lol. 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We don’t have a Hobby Lobby, Joanns, AC Moore, or Michaels! πŸ™ It’s really sad, but luckily when I went on vacation in May I got to go to all of them, it was awesome!

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