We took a look inside top designers project bags to see what they carry with them. We saw different tools that they kept in their bags and different ways of storing them. Doing some research I found the Mary Poppins of notion boxes and I want to share it with you.
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Inside Your Project Bag:
After taking a look inside a few designers project bags I noticed that not everyone talked about their notions. Some designers did share about their notions but I realized there wasn’t a great way to store them. I started to do some research online and found a great solution to hold all of your items.
When I first got my tin and opened it up to see what was inside I thought it was Mary Poppins bag. Every time I thought that I was at the end of what was in the tin there was something else to pull out.
Creating with Sticks Notion Tins:
Over at Creating with Sticks you will a variety of items. They sell yarn, patterns and their notions tins. While working on the “What’s in your project bag” post I realized that I needed something better to organize my notions. After doing some searching I found Creating with Sticks on Etsy.
Knitting Notions Tins are here to keep you organized and let you knit on the run. At Creating with Sticks you will find a wide variety of lids that fit your personality. There are both knitting and crochet tins that are focused on the particular craft. If you do both crafts I recommend that you pick up a knitting tin.
I love that the tin is smallenough to make it easy to throw in any project bag and contains everything that I need. When I first got my tin I tested it out right away on a road trip and it was PERFECT! I could keep everything together and it didn’t take up as much room as what I normally carry (a crochet hook case with a range of hooks and notions).
Although the tin has everything that you would need (including a pencil) there is a little bit of room left to add a few additional items should you want them. For my tin I threw in a few of the Susan Bates Knit Klips since I was putting motifs together on my trip. There was just enough room to add a few for my trip that I could take out later when I wasn’t using it.
Not only are these tins the perfect accessory for your own project bag, it is a great gift for your yarny friends.
A Look Inside the Notions Box:
Inside the Knitting version of the notions tin you will find the following items.
- Tape measure
- Mini Snips
- Finishing Needle (x2)
- Stitch Markers
- Cable needles (x3)
- Row Counter
- Needle stoppers (x2)
- Stitch holder
- Mini crochet hook
I hope that you have fallen in love with these notion tins and want to get one for each of your project bags. Marly Bird followers are able to purchase their own tin with a 10% off coupon (shipping extra). To get your discount use the coupon code MARLYBIRD at check out. The coupon will apply to everything in the shop (except shipping costs). Coupon expires October 1, 2018.
For Marly Bird followers Creating with Sticks is offering one reader the chance to win their very own notions tin. All you need to do is use the rafflecopter form below to enter. The giveaway is for US residents only. Enter before midnight MST on Tuesday August 7th, 2018. Your email address is required to enter the giveaway but we will not sell your information and you will not be automatically added to our mailing list. If you would like to subscribe to our mailing list so that you don’t miss anything please sign up through our newsletter form.
Peggy Andriola says
I use a fold up makeup bag. The zipper compartment is perfect to store my hooks, tape measure, stitch markers nail clippers. I pin my needles on a flap that was used to cover make up brushes.
Wow, what a nifty little tin. What comes in the crochet tin?
Leah Pellicane says
The crochet tin has everything the knitting kit has, minus the point protectors and cable needles. You also receive three sizes of mini crochet hooks 🙂
Sandy Locke says
My tools are so disorganized! This tin would be great to have!
Leah Pellicane says
I’m so happy you love your notions and tin! Thank you for sharing!!
Tammy Todd says
Looks like an awesome notions tin to have!
Debbie Zupancic says
Right now I am using a small plastic snack box with a snap-on lid. How much better it would be to have a tin that fits my personality/situation. I’m always telling my husband to not talk to me while I am knitting and counting…so the “Shut Up, I’m counting” box would be hysterical….BUT he would laugh and still talk to me….rolling my eyes. The upside would be having all the little tools I need handy in a cute little tin while knitting.
Marcia Thomas says
Cute tins…great idea. I use plastic boxes from Michael’s. I have one with all my crochet hooks. I also use a zipper bag..like a make up bag for all the other stuff. Sizzors, stich markers, pen, tape, counter, measuring tape, needles, knit Chek ruler, hook to do cabling, one small crochet hook for dropped stitches.
I transfer the bag to any project bag when I leave the house.
Lori S. says
Geez, where do I start: 1 small pouch, a large zippered needle case and my bags have pouches on the outside to hold stuff too. This box would be wonderful to keep it all in one place!
Lori S. says
I have various sizes of zippered pouches everywhere with my crochet & knitting notions. This tin would be so nice to have to keep it all in one place. (this may be a duplicate post, if so sorry, I’m on my phone)
Chris Lopez says
I love tins and I love notions-perfect combo!!
I have several tins for notions, and they are so helpful. (Several, because of course I have more than one project going on at a time, and it’s great not having to transfer my tin to whichever I’m working on that day/hour)
I use a snack size ziploc bag (which does not hold up well – especially with scissors).
I use a mint tin
Luann Wright says
Sweet little gift.
Dawn Harris says
What a great gift. And something I wouldn’t mind having in all my bags.
deb rowley says
I have a very old soft sided notions bag with a zipper. Unfortunately I have lost or misplaced at least half of the items that used to be i it.
Debbie Natcher says
This is a super way to keep your small notions ready to go.
Debbie Natcher says
I usually just drop my notions in my bag or in my yarn bowl.
Right now I am using a variety of things. A pencil case, various plastic containers, wooden tool chests, and totes. I really need to get organized.
Cherie Williams says
I have a couple of small pouches, but they aren’t very organized and I’m always hunting for something.
Vanessa De La Rosa says
Thats is too cute.. right now I am using a pencil pouch to hold everything in one place so its not roaming around in my bag. Lol
Kirsten Cox says
I am currently using a small tupperware style organizer for my notions
Joellyn P. says
I love the little project tins. They are perfect to throw in with your take along project.
Stephanie Halland says
Pockets on my project bag and ziplock bags.
Lynne Baltzer says
So much more organized than my plastic pencil case. May order a knit set and empty tin for project specific extras .
I use a little tin right now that has a zipper closure and a hook to hang on a backpack, purse handle, etc. This tin has me thinking that I might need a small magnet to help keep my needles from slipping out.
canvas makeup bag.
Lori S. says
I have my notions in various pouches and zippered cases. These boxes are adorable!
Love the little tin idea For notations. I have a soft pencil keep I keep everything in
Shar Holder says
I carry my notions in a crochet needle case.
JoAnn Warner says
I use a coin purse that has seen better days.
I usually carry my notions in random zipper bags, plastic containers, zip lock baggies, pockets, etc. It’s very disorganized, and I’m always searching for something. This might be the answer!
Karen Dunger says
A ziploc bag. Pretty sad don’t you think. Love this tin. Cute too. Thanks for the chance to win.
Erica Jackson says
I keep all of my notions in my crochet hook case. It does make it a little harder to keep track of things when I’m working on a knitting project as I have to carry my crochet hook case with me (it’s a little bulky). I would love this tin to take with me on the go.
Carol Munson says
I currently use a clear plastic zipper pouch, originally found in the toiletries section of a big box store. One of these beautiful tins would be awesome!
Irma Hendricks says
Love these little tins. gonna have to hint to my children
Irma Hendricks says
I have a crocheted keeper from Moogly. It holds my baby scissors, needles, stitch markers. very handy and cute.
Lori S. says
I keep most of my tools in a zippered pouch which is quickly becoming worn. These boxes are so cute!
Lisa Adams says
Right now my notions are in a plastic sandwich bag!
Trish Smith says
I just throw what i need in a ziploc bag.
Kim McAllister says
On the go I use a side zipper in my wip bag. At home I use a little Tupperware container.
I use a hard-sided eyeglass case for my tools; it keeps my scissors safe, long enough for a crochet hook and a pencil, and stays closed
BarbaraAnn Couturier says
Right now I use a zip seal sandwich bag to hold my notions. This would be great!
Great idea for the ‘grab and go’ knit and crochet bags. I like that there are two versions as I do both now 🙂
And forgot to add that I currently use a clear ‘makeup’ zippered bag for my notions.