i was reluctant to go in because the images of what they were in the 90s haunts my mind. you know - piles of yarn and cloth - conventions of old ladies forming never ending lines with buttons and pins in their baskets! but the stores have really changed - they now stock a lot more (A LOT) of kiddie crafts and home decor. they have more plants, glass vases, and stands. They also carry bear building and tote kits for kids. They still have all the yarn clothe and buttons you can handle too.