When I was a kid it was a real treat at the supermarket to get a little toy. Now I'm not talking Barbie Dolls or Tonka Trucks. No no no they were way out of our budget. But no matter because as all crafties will attest to there is nothing finer than the $2 (or in the mid 70's 50c) project toy. I still get a kick out of boxes of crayolas, coloured paper clips -or dream of all dreams The Pocket Spirograph.
The hml team picked this one up at The Warehouse - a barn dedicated to cheap junk that we really really NEED (it's not a want it's a need!) and as it is a week dedicated to drawing I thought I'd crack it open. If we were classier we'd have an etch-a-sketch but I'm afraid things haven't changed much - funds just didn't stretch that far!
And we have to say the elegant and simple mathematical patterns are perfect for embroidery and jewellery designs. Are we onto something? maybe.
Let the spirograph craft revolution begin!