Tools

My most important tool is my sewing machine.  This is my first machine and it’s very basic…but it has yet to let me down! It was super affordable on amazon and although there are better machines on the market it has been a great machine to learn on.

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Singer Confidence 7463

Here is my miter saw. I’ve used it for a variety of projects from building doll beds to window valances.  I admit that sometimes I get lazy and ask the guys at Lowe’s to cut the wood for me…but when I have a lot of cuts I do it myself!  Helpful hint…when you’re female and walking alone down the aisles of home improvement stores it is very easy to find help!

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Denali Miter Saw (need to look up the exact model)

Christmas 2012 I was asked by my sister in law to build a doll bed for my niece’s American Girl Doll.  I followed this tutorial and they came out great.  I realized that the amount of cuts necessary for this project were way more than what I wanted to ask of the guys at Lowe’s (and if you aren’t lucky they can charge you up to 50 cents a cut) so…with the money I would have spent on all of those cuts I bought myself a table saw…which I’ve been wanting for years. I love finding good excuses to buy things that I “need.”

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Ryobi 15-Amp 10 inch Table Saw

My crochet hooks! The best thing about these tools are you can take them anywhere.  I love the variety of colors they come in and they never wear out.  You only have to buy a set once in your life unless you are the type to misplace pens and other small objects. I will admit that I have bought multiples of my most frequented hooks because of color preference…I never said I was the most practical crafter did I?

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Various Susan Bates crochet hooks (sizes F-K)

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