Monday, 20 January 2014

Here Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

And it's not string, thread maybe, but not string!

I get a lot of comments on my craft tools and I figured since I had been sharing a collection of things I would add in all my favourite things since people often ask about them. I have to confess I am a tool junkie, all of my spare mad money is scrimped and saved to buy craft tools and supplies.

Affiliate links included but rest assured I purchased all of these with my own cold, hard cash, so I am under no obligation to talk them up.

My number one favourite thing is my Sizzix Big Shot , this thing pretty much will cut anything and I use it from everything from quilting to jewellery making to cards. Although your are limited to the available dies there are thousands to choose from

 The Xyron 150 Create-a-Sticker Machine , I use this for all my bottle caps, you can turn your ribbon into washi tape and it's great for all those little things.

 The Xyron Creative Station this thing has had quite a workout, I love this thing it's really great for making things for the kids.

Oh the Klic-N-Kut KNK ZING , I know most bloggers who use a digital die cutter have bought the silhouette, but for me the added features of the Zing won me over. You can turn any picture into a cutting file anything you find on the web, photos, ect you can turn into a cutting file. It also embosses and you can even use it to make cake decorations and it engraves metal. It's got a bigger cutting width than any of the other standard cutters and a tiling function which means you can enlarge things as big as you like. If you're wondering why I chose the Big Shot over the Zing, well I just think the Big Shot has more crafting opportunities but each does it's job.

The Euro Metal Hole Punch Pliers 1.8mm , this thing cuts through metal like butter, I use it for my bottle caps and washer crafts.

My latest toy,BrotherComputerized Sewing and 4x4 Embroidery Machine which was a gift from my Mum, I've only begun to play with it but it is a heap of fun. It comes with heaps of Disney items to embroider and I think I am going to have heaps of fun this year.

Lastly this 61 Thread Rack is what I am currently saving my coins for, I want to have the entire set so I can just go with whatever I feel like doing without having to wait to get the threads.

What's your favourite craft item?

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


  1. Oh Mel...your craft tools are enviable! (Except maybe the last know how I feel about sewing machines.) My favorite craft item probably is Aleenes craft glue. I'm pretty sure I couldn't craft without it. Does glue count as a craft item???

  2. You have a great craft tool hoard, Mel. I don't have any of those things. I have a sewing machine, but only do what I absolutely have to with it. My favorite craft item is probably my Doodle Magic. :)

  3. I want am embroidery machine!! Let me know how you like it once you get to know it. I've been wanting one but don't want to spend a lot. I don't think I'd use it enough to justify a big purchase. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  4. You do have some neat-oh! toys. Ha, it's been a really like time since I said, or even thought of that work, but it is totally applicable here. :)

  5. Wow!! That is quite the collection of toys!! What a wonderful gift from your mum!! You will have such fun with that!

  6. Wish I had everyone. I feel like I'm still in the dark ages with the tools I use, lol. But let me ask, is the Zing that you have shown above the one that is like the Silhouette only with added features? I'd say your tools are well worth spending on from the results of your projects, Mel. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow, you sure do have an amazing collection! I have the Silhouette (and love it for what I do) and my family bought me a new, beautiful sewing machine for Christmas...that's about it for power crafting tools. Now power drills, sanders, etc...we have lots of those I love to play with.
    Debbie :)

  8. Ok, I want to come play with your toys ! You know I want the Zing, but now you have shown me so much more ;-) Awesome collection, Mel !

  9. I feel rather primitive with my glue gun and scissors. Some of those tools looks like I could lose a hand to them! I'd have to say my favourite tool is a paintbrush. It's not very exciting but you sure can do a lot with one!

  10. You have an embroidery machine. Lucky! I want to come and play in your craft room. You have so many fun tools.

  11. Such cool gadgets Mel! I'm envious. The only crafting tool I have is my glue gun, but I did just get a new one recently. I do love my power tools though.

  12. so fun!! and just a little jealous of your embroidery machine ;o) fun post.. I like to see what others are doing/using!! I'm always wanting more thread too! EMily

  13. I've never heard of any of this stuff...except the embroidery machine. And I'm green with envy that you have one and I don't. I've looked at those and love them. Haven't talked Phil (or my credit card) into buying one for me yet.



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