It’s no secret that I love craft supplies, but when it comes to those little thingamabobs that make completing a project easier, I’m on it.
I especially love when they are cute, or pretty, or even downright extravagant. I’ve spent hours online coveting a pair of Signature knitting needles or Furls crochet hooks but not quite willing to shell out $30 for a single crochet hook when I already have 2 complete hook sets at home.
I am proud of some of the unique tools I have been able to get my hands on though. This includes a naalbinding needle made of bone, a set of dpns that are made of Carbon Fiber (the same material as stealth bombers), light-up crochet hooks and glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss in a variety of shades. I’m sure the list is much more extensive than that, but here’s a new one to add to the list: it’s a needle minder that’s also a Llama! I bought it from the Etsy Shop MadebyRachel (she also has some really cute project bags for sale). It had to cross the pond to get here but it’s so adorable and since I love anything fiber-related, even the animals they came from such as sheep, llamas and alpacas, it was perfect.
To be honest, I didn’t even know what a needle minder was until right before I ordered this. It’s used in stitching crafts like embroidery and cross stitch and is held together by a really strong magnet, that you can attach to your fabric so when you have to put down your work, you don’t lose your needle. I thought it was a brilliant idea and since I’ve got the embroidery bug again and have been obsessing over starting a new stitching project, I couldn’t resist!
What types of craft tools do you drool over, or own that you just LOVE?