There is also, of course, the ever-present temptation to spend every last penny on fabric.
But then there are all the other bits of kit that, whilst not absolutely essential, are just… nice.
Currently I am pining for pincushions. I seem to keep seeing lovely ones everywhere I look.
They pop up all over the place, in real-life shops, as well as online…
There are lots of pretty pincushions produced by fellow makers (click on the pics to go to the image source / their shops)…
I currently own a couple of pincushions, both of which I made myself. I could just make myself a new one, I suppose. But where would the fun be in that, when there are so many others to ogle?
I am the first to admit that mine are functional, rather than beautiful.
The temptation to trade up is strong.However, as with all non-essential purchases, even relatively small ones, I find it hard to commit. The sheer choice available is part of it, but the joy of potentially making a purchase, rather than actually doing so, is more to blame.
In other words, my past pincushion picks are put to shame by present pincushion preferences.
And pursuing my pincushion pilgrimage is probably more pleasurable than pinpointing the pinnacle of pincushions.
I can’t seem to pin it down.
Or perhaps I just prefer procrastinating. ♥