I was having an absolute blast taking part in Knitting and Crotchet Blog Week – until my final assessment deadline loomed (quite unexpectedly) at work and eclipsed all else. I really enjoyed the challenges and blogging about different topics though, so I’m going to continue – a couple of weeks behind everyone else! – and post on each of the challenges that I missed.
Day 4’s challenge was to blog about our current project bags. So, here’s a peek inside mine. I have a real accessory-buying problem. I hoard anything related to craft like a magpie hoards jewels. This is usually a positive though, because I swear my house is home to a goblin that sneaks along in the night and steals double-pointed needles, tape measures and stitch markers.
I should probably issues an important disclaimer before we proceed – I tidied the bag before I took the photos. Because otherwise there would be a sea of yarn clippings, labels, notes on scraps of paper and sweet wrappers. I’m only pointing this out because I don’t want to lure you into a false opinion of me as an organised crafter. I’m really not.
My project bag is a recent purchase from Loop in London, in the ‘Grey Ditsy’ design. It’s laminated so withstands quite a lot of wear.
These wonderful antique-effect bird scissors are from Yozo, also purchased from Loop in London. I love the old metal effect and the ingenious shaping.
This tin is probably the most useful thing I’ve found on my accessories quest. It’s just a simple, small tin from Paperchase, but could be used to hold pretty much anything. I use it to store some stitch markers, which I always seem to need desperately just when I can’t find any. These stitch markers are so pretty, they’re fruit stitch markers from Tinkaboo on Etsy.
Finally, my ‘posh’ tape measure is from Liberty of London. It’s not too long – only 150cm – but it’s ideal for measuring socks and smaller projects as well as components for tops and jumpers.
Which accessories do you find most useful? I’m always looking for more outlets for accessory-binging…!