When you’ve been crafting for a while, you quickly realise that not all crafting tools are created equal.
Budget tools have their place. I mean, when you are just dipping your toes into a new craft, you don’t want to spend big dollars on expensive tools and accessories.
The saying goes ” A bad carpenter blames his tools”, but if you’ve ever used a blunt pair of scissor, you’ll quickly conclude that yes, tools matter.
From personal experience, I’ve learnt that crappy crafting tools typically take longer to work with, and can cause frustration that often lead to giving up on a project all together.
Good quality crafting tools don’t have to cost a fortune, so it’s worth considering spending a little more if you are upgrading from your entry level ones.
But if you really want to treat yourself, I’ve rounded up some covetable luxury crafting tools that make the simple act of making, a truly joyous experience.
Not flush with cash this month – I’ve got you covered! There’s a sweet $200 Etsy Gift Card Giveaway at the bottom of this post. You could be a lucky winner!
Handmade Ceramic Pin and Gold Yarn Bowl
A yarn bowl that looks so elegant that it wouldn't be out of place on a High Tea table setting. It truly is a yarn bowl fit for a queen! A crafty queen that is!
Dovo Embroidery Scissors STORK 4-1/2" Gold Plated
These beautiful gold plated stork scissors would make trimming embroidery threads and snipping yarn the ultimate pleasure. Made in Germany to last a lifetime. They will take pride of place in your sewing kit.
Restored Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine
Wow! If they gave prizes out for the most beautiful sewing machine, this one would win. What a joy to see a vintage machine so faithfully restored. Custom made, these machines come fully re-wired and painted in the colour of your choice. A real heirloom piece. They ship worldwide so if you are in the market for a special machine, look no further!
Needle Box with removable magnet by September House
Keep your needles elegantly stashed is these art deco inspired metal needle tins. These Needle Cases make a great gift for your favorite stitcher and are a perfect addition to your own needlecraft toolbox. There are 3 designs to choose from.
Vintage Sewing Box
They don't make sewing boxes like they used to. Upgrade from a plastic box to a real mid century collectable. It's the antique of the future so just think of it as an investment piece.
Floss Flower Thread Bobbins and Sticker Set by Lori Holt
Your floss will stay neat and look pretty darn cute on these retro inspired Floss Flowers! Keep them locked together with a binder ring or key chain. There are 6 floss flowers per set.
Handmade Beech Wood Swift Yarn Winder
Make unwinding skeins a delight with this solidly made beech wood yarn swift. No more wrestling with those rickety plastic skein winders that just seem to snag.
Handmade Yarn Ball Winder
Nothing beats the pleasure of winding a nice neat yarn cake. This elegant wooden yarn winder looks so good you'll want to have it on display all the time.
Dovo Tailor Shears 9" Nickel Plated
I imagine these scissors cut fabric like a hot knife through butter! Cutting out would be my very favourite thing to do if I had these gold handles scissors. A girl can dream.
Oxford Punch Needles
I've tried cheap versions of punch needle tools with disappointing results. Sometimes it's just worth investing an buying the original brand for reliable results every time.
Hand-turned Wooden Crochet Hook
These hand turned crochet hooks are stunning. A real step up from aluminium or plastic hooks for when you want to take your crochet to the next level.
Swan design Cross stitch thread organizer
Sure a piece of cardboard with holes punched in it would do the same job, but this elegant swan would make organising your embroidery threads a real treat. It also includes a magnet to mind your needle.
Win a $200 Etsy Gift Card
Thanks to the lovely folks at Etsy, I have a $200 gift card to giveaway to one lucky My Poppet MAKES reader.
All you have to do is pop over to Etsy and tell me in a comment below (on this post), which luxury crafting tools you’d love to treat yourself to. If there was ever a time to splurge on a $150 pair of gold plated scissors, it’s when there is a $200 gift card burning a hole in your pocket. Am I right?
Good Luck and Happy Shopping!