As some of you may know, I am trying to seriously destash the house and hopefully cut the contents by at least a third. The pile of boxes for the charity shop is getting large again and we had another trip to the recycle centre at the weekend.
I'm trying to rationalize my craft stash and even offered a large amount of items for free on a local facebook page. In spite of several organizations replying and saying they wanted them, none have actually replied to any of my messages or posts when I have said they could have them !!
Today I decided to throw out what I thought were two empty boxes that have been in my cupboard for many years except for the fact that they rattled when I took them down from the shelf.
So I opened them....
First, the blue one which turned out to have my Honiton bobbins in, along with an assortment of vintage bobbins collected over the years.
The bottom photo is a small collection of old travel bobbins which are shorter than the ones I usually use. Most of the others are very old, picked up from antique and second hand shops on our travels, others have been passed on to me once people find out that I have an interest in lace making.
The second box contained a number of old crochet hooks, quite a few lace making accessories including some old pins for dividing up the threads and yet more bobbins !
I think that I would like to make a proper display of these sometime.
Speak soon x