Here are a few Links to free and cheap craft resources, and other fun stuff. This list is by no means exhaustive. Please let me know your own free and cheap craft links, so I can add them to this list.
"The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,531 groups with 5,390,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free."
This is a great resource for those of us who may need supplies but don't want to spend the money - or those who either don't have the time or resources to make many gifts...these are free!" - Thanks Apples from an Apple Tree
An insightful article asking why conspicuous consumption exists.
Dangerous Intersection: Shopping for Sex
Free sewing patterns and tutorials.