Today I’m introducing a new feature here on button button – Tools & Toys Tuesday! I’ve been thinking for a while now about a way to regularly feature some of the lovely things we crafters use, rather than make. We ooh and ahh over beautiful yarn and fabric before it’s even been wound or pressed for cutting – clearly we all appreciate the raw materials and tools we use on them just as much as we do the finished object. So this will be a (semi-) regular feature from now on, just a little ode to the beautiful things we use to make beautiful things.
Since I’ve been talking a lot about lace lately, I thought I’d start by sharing these gorgeous bobbins I just bought from m*g-bob-ins on Ebay (they don’t appear to have any new bobbins for sale at the moment, but they will). I could’ve gotten a better photo if they weren’t already in use on my pillow, but they arrived over the weekend and there was no way I was going to let them wait until my next project! They feel lovely too – delicate, but they make a wonderful little click when they bump into each other. I find lace bobbins hard to resist – since you use so many on one project at a time, there’s no such thing as too many, which is a bit of a dangerous concept when a tool is this charming!