Friday, February 20, 2015

What is in your crafting treasure hoard?

I was talking to a fellow charity crocheter the other day and she was telling me about the beautiful wool she had bought on holiday last summer but not used yet. We went on to discuss our different craft supply treasure hoards – the items that we love to acquire but do not necessarily use (soon).

I realised as we chatted that, even though I crochet a lot, yarn is not an item that I covet.  Which does not mean I do not have a treasure hoard as the shelves in my crafty space show

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on just this sample are - top shelf has embroidery threads; below that sticky tape and below that lots of beads and some coloured card then on the right plenty of pens and my pile of washi tape, and on the bottom shelf some cotton yarn and more pens.

Looking at it all and knowing what is on the rest of the shelves and in my drawers, and the digi supplies on my hard drive -  I think that colour is what I buy and hoard – pens and washi tape being the current focus but in the past beads and paper have dominated.

What about you?  Which crafty items do you find irresistible?


Karen said...

Despite the fact that I have more stamps and dies that I can ever use in a reasonable amount of time, I'm still purchasing more of both. Later this year, I'm determined to purge the stamps in particular. It's the only area of my crafting space that did not get a good purge last year.

Sian said...

What a great question. We have very few craft shops here. The wool shop is good for basics, but not anything special so I rarely impulse buy and probably spend more time browsing the internet, finding things I like and then deciding not to buy after all! But it does go through phases. If I were to say anything I'd say I buy thread and fabric just because I like it and if I get the chance, usually on holiday

Maria Ontiveros said...

Stamps are my big weakness!

Starnitesky said...

Stamps are also one of my weaknesses but I used to work in a wool shop so have rather a lot hoarded away , I am using it and give it away when friends need it!

Miriam said...

Fabric, beads and washi tape are three of my weaknesses!

Gail said...

I'd have to say yarns, although I do have a lot of fat quarters (fabric for quilting). Now if we talk about digi supplies that's a whole other kettle of fish as they say.