Safety pins

Old dark safety pins on windowsill3 safety pins

These three safety pins have been sitting on the sill above my sink for weeks. I haven't been able to put away their graphic simplicity.

Tools after a life of service spent pinning oven guards along the oven shelves to protect this burn-prone baker, they're blackened but still sharp and effective.

Hand holding safety pins

I have strong feelings about many of the tools I use. As a maker, these tools are almost as meaningful to me as the things I make. I created #toolsontuesday to keep up the practice of sharing stories about the tools we use and live with.⁠⠀

On Tuesdays, I share one of my favorite tools. I hope you'll share yours in the comments — it feels good to honor these everyday objects.






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