I was wandering blog-land yesterday and came across one post that was purely photographic. It was a photo of a book binder’s tools, all laid out on a white background and numbered.
I LOVED the idea, so, I decided to try a few layouts of the tools of my various trades…
- Various first aid and medicinal supplies, for when I need to play nurse.
- Bible, for those times when I need a survival guide, to teach a lesson, or offer comfort or counseling.
- Cleaning supplies, for when it’s time to be the maid.
- Cooking tools, for when I put my chef hat on.
- Car keys, for my taxi and errand service.
- Cell phone, AKA, the Bat Phone…you know…the one number to call when you don’t know who else to turn to.
- Sewing needles…um, yeah, gotta have ’em, otherwise you can’t sew.
- Lots of different color threads…goes along with the “gotta have ’em” group.
- Sewing gauge – to make sure I’m measuring up.
- Various sewing machine maintenance tools.
- Rotary cutter – time-saving cutting miracle.
- Cast metal fabric shears and embroidery scissors – timeless, essential, and cherished.
- Pins, lots of them. You can never have too many pins!
- Jean-a-ma-jig (TM) – mysterious and wonderful tool…I’ll have to do a tutorial some day 🙂
- Bobbins – your machine won’t do a thing for you without them!
- Plexiglas straight edge – paired with the rotary cutter, and you’ve got the dynamic duo of fabric cutting.
- Laptop computer – gotta have it.
- Cup of coffee – gotta have that, too.
Well, there you have it…those are my most important tools.
What are some of your most important tools?
Maybe, if you have a little time to play, you might think about taking your own “Tools of the Trade” photo. If you do, share it with us, won’t you?