Archive for October, 2014

Finding and selling vintage craft kits: counted cross stitch, embroidery, Bucilla, Dimensions, Mary Engelbreit, Paragon

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Dimensions, Gold Collection

Dimensions, Gold Collection

 

Have you ever wanted to do a craft kit from 1974? Now you can! These (sometimes) unopened craft kits are fairly easy to find in thrift stores, garage sales, and local auctions. And they are very popular on eBay! A kit just like this one recently sold on eBay for 34.99. I have mine listed at 29.99. Another one called “Winter Lace” sold for 135.00!

Paragon Alpine Village

Paragon Alpine Village

 This kit is dated 1974 from Paragon and called “Alpine Village.” I can’t find this particular design on eBay right now but a similar one from Paragon called “Christmas Primitive” recently sold for 47.99. I have mine listed at 29.99. This one is done in crewel stitchery. So beautiful!

Mary Engelbreit Snowman kit

Mary Engelbreit Snowman kit

Mary Engelbreit is always very popular for her many designs. She designed this snowman kit for Bucilla. This set of 6 snowmen recently sold for 25.99. I have mine listed at 19.99.

vintage craft kits

vintage craft kits

I found a few of these craft kits at thrift stores but I got literally boxes of them from a local estate auction. I don’t think there is a house in America that does not have craft items in it! A lot of times, these craft items are stored away and forgotten about until it comes time to clean out a house and they end up at an auction. Auctions are my best source for vintage and new craft items that I sell on eBay. That is why I often sell craft items like this (and others) in lots. This photo above shows 3 similar craft kits for Christmas that I have listed at 18.00 for all of them.

vintage craft kits

vintage felt craft kit

So be on the lookout for craft kits! Some are just ordinary but others can be very profitable and of course, you can enjoy working on a kit that is from another era! Click on any photo or everythingvintagesteph.com. to check out my eBay store items and newly designed store. thanks!

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