Every craft blogger that I see seems to have a project basket or bag with all their important things in it. Often a lovely stash of yarn or a great project - or two!
Today I thought that I would share my basket and the contents with you. It is a fairly ordinary shopping type basket, fairly large and sturdy and with a fabric liner that it came with. The liner is very important because it means that yarn and fabric do not get snagged on the willow canes.
I have added a couple of pom poms, but it needs some proper decoration - someday...
So, the contents!! Two notebooks. One - on the right - for writing proper notes in, dates I start and end projects, what I did and yarns used and so on. The other a large A4 size spiral round book for working things out, jottings, trying out patterns. What you can see here is my trying to work out code for my new hexi blanket. If you can figure this out you are a genius because I can't!
There are tins with all kinds of things in. I love tins! This one is currently for my quilting project.
Just look at all of the things this rectangular tin holds. Two smaller tins, one full of quilting pins - I am removing them as I tie in the previously pinned squares, the other small tin holds the embroidery threads and little scissors.
There is also a needlebook - one of my Mollie Makes kits and the first hexi patchwork that I have ever done. They are only 1/2 inch hexies!
I love these scissors!! I always wanted a pair and now I own some.
The little cat cross stitch was leftover from a project that I did at Christmas and the poor bunny has been hanging around for years. At some point I will work him up and them sew these two together to make a little dangly thing to hang from the scissors - as you do!
My heart shaped tin is for all of my crocheting needs. Well, I say all, some is more accurate.
Little tiny tins for a tape measure and stitch markers - these were freebies with magazines, a thread cutter, scissors in a little bag that I embroidered last year, a needle threader - should be in the other tin really! - a needle book, large pins - another freebie, an eraser - no idea why that is there - and a needlebook for my big darning in needle. The little crochet flower is for me to poke the needle into when I am working.
There are also a couple of other oddments. A crocheted bunny, the silver thing is a bookmark for marking pages in a pattern if I am working on one and the square is another freebie make that is in this tin for some reason that I know not!
Crochet hooks are currently living in this pencil case. It works well in that they all fit and are kept securely together. However, they are in a bit of a jumble and it isn't very organised. Last year I bought a gorgeous fat quarter of Kaffe Fassett fabric to make a roll for them all. Still not done...
The a few other odd things too. The box of tissues and pen are probably self explanatory. The blue oval thing is a magnetic pin/needle holder that I use sometimes. The long thing in the front is a glass nail file. I have several of these because I am always snagging my nails and there is one in my basket because I don't want to catch a nail on anything I am working on. The thing in the middle is a temperature gauge. Not for taking my temperature, but the temperature of the room. Again, no idea why this lives in my basket, but it does and I do refer to it sometimes! The mug is not for tea or any other drinks. It is what I drop all my ends and scraps and any other debris into. Easy to spot, use and empty!
Of course there is work in my basket too! Currently a sort of scarfy thing that I am
There you have it, one work basket and the contents!! Probably a very odd assortment. What is in your basket?