I love the paraphernalia that comes with needlework. I think we all do. Haberdasheries, fabric stores and stash drawers are the things dreams are made of – quite often literally – and sifting, sorting, winding, folding and organising threads, fabric and notions is my kind of therapy. Neat rows of sewing supplies appeal to my innate sense of order, and old-fashioned and vintage reproduction supplies push all the right buttons.
So my breath caught and my stomach did a little flip-flop when I discovered Merchant & Mills. Their notions are drool inducing. I know the packaging is playing with my emotions on a huge level, and that the goods themselves likely look the same as those I already have. But why have ordinary looking supplies when your stitching paraphernalia can look like this? Sigh.