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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  8:52:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi girls!

I know this is going to be a tough one for ALL of us... But I am wondering... What is the #1 craft tool you just can't do without?

Last year, I discovered the Totally Tiffany Hot Glue Gun Holder:



https://www.totally-tiffany.com/product/hot-glue-gun-stand/

You can find it and similar ones at Amazon and craft stores online.

I know it may sound crazy, but it has completely changed my life! LOL! Not only does it keep the glue gun in an upright position, easy for grabbing, it has a glass plate placed strategically underneath where the glue gun's hot tip will rest, so any drips go right onto the glass and are easily picked off when cool. No more mess. I just love it. I also love the little cup area - I love having my glue sticks right there, ready for the picking. There's nothing worse than stumbling around to grab a glue stick when you're mid-way through shooting a line of glue and the barrel is empty!

I also have a great silicone mat that came with a couple of silicone finger protectors... No more burns!

What's your favorite go-to tool?

Hugs -

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  8:57:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini, this is an easy one for me - my needle threader.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3323 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  9:08:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love my folding scissors. They are small and sharp. I fold them up and can reach for them safely. They can go everywhere.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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OneRedZinnia
True Blue Farmgirl

529 Posts

Debbie
Goodrich Texas
USA
529 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  9:20:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is my favorite!! Jack and I have a great relationship!! Lol!


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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7280 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  9:42:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love these! Isn't it amazing how the simplest tools make everything easier! Keep 'em coming, girls!

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
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Posted - Jan 14 2020 :  11:45:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to agree with Sara -- my needle threaders. Without them I wouldn't be able to sew.

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

365 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
365 Posts

Posted - Jan 15 2020 :  5:40:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My crochet hook is the main one I can't live without, but a good pair of scissors would be a close second.

Keep shining!
Natalie

"Ask what makes you come alive and go do it." ~Howard Thurman
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1710 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1710 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  09:36:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini - that sure looks better than my paper plate glue gun holder LOL!!!

This is a hard question for me but I'm going to have to say my sewing machine. I don't know way but I don't like sewing by hand. If I didn't have my machine I don't think I would sew.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14058 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  12:22:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini.. I saw a wood version of your glue gun & stix holder..over on 'pintrest.'..

now I need to get DH to build one for me...
:)

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Edited by - katmom on Jan 16 2020 1:43:01 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14058 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  12:25:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My #1 craft tool in my sewing room..... a Glass of Wine, red or white, doesn't matter...
Lololol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Edited by - katmom on Jan 16 2020 12:25:59 PM
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7280 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  12:42:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Grace! Lol! I wanna come play in YOUR craft room!

If your hubby makes one,please do share! Homemade is almost always better!!!

Hugs - Nini

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  12:50:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heather...YES!!! I used to have a similar set up! I couldnt STAND it (no pun intended!). But this thing makes everything so handy and at the ready. I can hold my project in one hand, lay the gun in the holder, pop in a new stick and just keep on keepin' on. No more glue gun leaking everywhere, no more work area mess, no more do-dads sticking to the tip when i put it down, no more stopping everything to inserta new stick. Very streamlined! And no more paper plate sticking to the tip, knocking things over, and no more not-so-silent cursing as i burn my fingers while picking everything up and picking the glue off everything. I just love it! ;) Hugs - Nini

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  12:52:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think you girls are right. A good pair of scissors is everything!!!

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7280 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7280 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  12:56:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And needle threaders... Not even a question!

I still havent broken out that sewing machine i bought many moons ago... I REALLY need to do that, AND re-teach myself how to sew!!! There is just never enough hours in the day! I totally admire you for that! Kudos!

Farmgirl Sister #1974

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4860 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2020 :  3:01:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharp scissors and lots of pins! Love these new glue gun set-ups shown here. My gun is so old and it lives in an equally old aluminum pie pan!! LOL!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3020 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3020 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2020 :  03:16:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The one thing i grab everytime I go in my craft room........my reading glasses. lolool without them I would not be doing alot.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1909 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1909 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2020 :  07:08:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My rotary cutter and my needle threaded would have to too that list. I really like my rolling carts too. They keep my projects organized until I get back to them.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
4085 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2020 :  7:39:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't live without my crochet hooks! And of course scissors! But then again I couldn't do have my projects without my paint brush so that's important too! Let's just say my list is long! Lol

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14058 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14058 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2020 :  11:55:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele... Me Too!
lol!

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1373 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2020 :  07:02:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This is a useful crafting tool for me and it came from an auto parts store. However it is not cat proof. Our cat pushed it off the table and the pins scattered.

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
Texas
USA
958 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2020 :  06:20:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You girls are funny and clever. My can't visit in-laws without is my crochet hooks and a new skein or ball of yarn. They get into some heated discussions. Hubby and I are usually two on one side against the clan. I need to escape now and then.

TW

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 19 2020 :  06:36:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa, your story of your cat spilling the pins reminded me of a useful tool to have around needles & pins - a magnet. Makes finding and picking them up off the floor a lot easier whether it's just one or an hundred.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1373 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2020 :  10:27:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He's an ornery cat!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14058 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2020 :  10:55:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Truth be told, I think many of us have Craft room Cat Culprits! !! I have one who likes to knock my scissors off my work table.. sometimes she can get the small snipers to spin before they go flying off the table! What can I say,, it's a Cat thing! Lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7280 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7280 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2020 :  10:44:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL! READERS! YES!!! I couldn't do ANYTHING without them!!! Great recommendations, girls!

How about organizers.... Anything special you like?

Hugs -

Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jana
Southern California
USA
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Posted - Jan 21 2020 :  12:09:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love this question and answers above! I am having trouble narrowing down my must have to one that stands out. Ginger Scissors (a few years ago I finally broke down and purchased 8" and 5" pair), bright desk lamp and curved corner template.

Jana
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