Ryerson hosts Wedding Gown Sale
In support of the New Beginnings charity for women in transition, Ryerson University’s SIFE program is hosting a timely sale of wedding gowns this Saturday (May 24). Bridezillas on a budget should be sure to make their way to this stellar event, which will showcase over 200 designer dresses priced at just $50 to $100 each as well as a selection of veils and pretty bling for your special day. With lunatic savings like this, it’s wise to get there early to get your cheap thrills. Tickets are $10 each, including goody bags and door prizes (while supplies last). To pre-register call 416-260-8465 or visit www.newbeginningsprogram.ca.

Where: Ted Rogers School of Management, 575 Bay St. (entrance at 55 Dundas W.).

When: 12 to 5 p.m.

More Than Just a Yardage Sale

Attention fabric hounds! The 13th Annual More Than Just A Yardage Sale is back again, raising funds for the Textile Museum, next Friday and Saturday (May 30 and 31). Mark your calendars, and plan to be there to scoop up treasures for spring/ summer crafty projects. This sale offers up consistently swoon-worthy finds at deliciously low prices.

Bonus: all profits benefit the museum’s fibre art programs. Expect a broad spectrum of materials, including yarns, scraps by the bag, upholstery-weight samples, vintage buttons, craft books galore as well as oodles of fabrics, notions and creative inspiration.

Where: in the white tents outside the Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue (near City Hall).

Call 426-599-5321 or visit www.textilemuseum.ca.

Hours: Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Value Village Half Off Day
Mark your calendars frugalistas! May 26 is when true bargain-hunters can save 50 per cent off all used clothing, housewares, books and more at Value Village stores. This is a great source for summer wearables, fabric and linens and cheapie craft supplies. Sewers who love revamping vintage finds or creative recycling will swoon over the possibilities. Don’t miss it, stores open at 8 a.m.

Visit www.valuevillage.com for inspiration and project ideas.

Barbie’s Basement Online
T.O.’s Barbie’s Basement Jewellery, popular amongst fans of pop culture, rock and roll and glitter, recently launched it’s on-line boutique. So, you don’t have to wait for the One of a Kind Show to snag their sparkly goodies. It’s even possible to order custom work (such as a kooky ID tag for your pooch or custom cufflinks for your sweetie) online, so check out the latest quirky-cool pendants, belt buckles, rings, magnets and lots more at: www.bbj.ca.

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