Hook & Needle Organization w/Jordana Paige

So long mason jars, hello organization!

I fell into the trend of using mason jars to hold most of my craft tools. I have no less than 4 mason jars on my craft shelf with various hooks, needles, markers, pens, buttons, and random notions. There is no order and when I need to find a certain something I almost always end up dumping one or two of the jars onto my floor. It’s more than a little frustrating. Even my circular needles are crammed into an old tin box. Oh, the tangles!


Jordana Paige

When the folks over at Jordana Paige asked if I would be interested in reviewing their newest organization product–the Crafter’s Tool Butler–I visited the product page and seriously gasped. Something that would not only hold my knitting/crochet accesories, but help me ORGANIZE? Yes, please! This is like a crafter’s dream.

Jordana Paige Crafter's Tool Butler

(Beautiful packaging! The back of the box also shows the list of features.)

There is no right or wrong way to organize your things in this. There is even enough space between the zippered pockets to keep a pattern or two. I love that it isn’t craft specific. I could put anything in there! This could be my journaling case with notebooks and a random assortment of markers. Alas, my markers actually look nice in mason jars. My random assortment of needles and hooks are better suited for the Butler.



It features:
• Six flat pockets for all sizes of double-pointed needles and crochet hooks.
• Four zippered accordion pockets for circular needles with label inserts for custom numbering.
• Mesh pocket for small items such as safety pins, stitch markers and darning needles.
• Knitting needle and crochet hook inventory chart.


Yes, there are little cards for you to make note of what you are storing. So considerate! I don’t know how many times I’ve emptied jars/bags/whatever looking for something I am SO SURE I placed in there. This totally eliminates ever needing to do that again.

Jordana Paige Crafter's Tool Butler

After fixing your things inside and just relishing in the fact that you won’t lose your most favorite H hook again, you get to zip it up and stare at the beauty on the outside. This thing is pretty. It’s a textured vegan “leather” bound case that measures 10.5″L x 2″W x 6.5″H. I have the bronze case, but it also comes in black onyx, deep red, and eggplant purple. It has a clean, classy design.



If someone you love is having trouble keeping their hooks or needles organized, this would be the perfect gift! Check out Jordana Paige to see other lovely knitting bags, patterns, or even a directory to locate one near you.

Save the page for July 18 when Jordana Paige will be having an “imperfect” handbag sale benefiting The Pre-Eclampsia Foundation. A new bag will be posted every hour for $50 and ALL of it gets donated. Amazing. Click the image below to see the full blog post on the JP blog.

Disclosure: Jordana Paige sent me the Crafter’s Tool Butler to review. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed here are my own.

A Tale of Little Tumbleweeds


After posting this photo on Twitter, the kind folks over at Tumbleweeds contacted me and asked if we would be interested in reviewing a pair of child-size sunglasses. Of course!


Upon opening the package, I was immediately struck by how tiny the glasses seemed. Surely, they would not fit my toddler’s giant noggin.

triptych: little sunnies

I called him over and was SO happy to be proven wrong.

They fit perfectly! Wearing his dad’s sunglasses, he constantly had to be poking them back over his little button nose. These were so nice and snug. Andrew was super excited, too! Anything he can wear that is like someone else’s in the family–he LOVES. He was so excited when both he and Nathan got similar jackets for Christmas.




These glasses provide the perfect touch of uniqueness while still letting him look like his dad. Plus, they’re super durable! He doesn’t quite yet know how to take them off without stretching them and the frames were just as snug after a few pops on and off.

Many, many thanks to Tumbleweeds for providing these little sunnies for my boy. He is so happy with them. We can’t wait for more sunny days! He’s already ordered me to keep them in my purse all the time. He went so far as to suggest I keep them with my camera. Smart boy!


Andrew’s wearing: Zebra wood sunglasses c/o Tumbleweeds, shirt from Threadless, cardigan from Danielle’s online yard sale, and no pants because that’s how he rolls on Sunday mornings.

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