If you've been following along, you know that my granddaughter is spending time learning to sew. I have said to her that if sewing, quilting, crafting is not for her, she needs to say something. I told her it really is okay if it's not something she enjoys. From what I can tell, she's really enjoying it.
Tucson has a store called SAS (no not the shoe store!) and it has sewing stuff - lots of it. Elastic of all kinds - sizes, shapes & colors! Trims and lace you wouldn't believe. I liken it to a fabric thrift store - the fun sometimes is simply the hunt. As Kari and I walked around the store, she kept asking "Grandma, where would you use this?" or simply "what's this?" She found a soft black tulle with shiny silver dots and really wanted to use it in 'something'. She kept going back to it - so I finally told her to get it along with a solid black cotton/poly knit.