I opened a new box of Little House Pins this morning and was reminded what a wonderful, small luxury they really are. Little House Pins are very thin, utterly smooth and really, really sharp. They are handmade, with tiny glass pinheads that hold up to ironing without melting or scratching. They come from Tokyo, painstakingly sorted and counted into teeny-tiny boxes. Working with these beautiful little pins reminds me that there is true pride in doing a small thing very, very well. In a hectic world, it’s a thought I love to have as I sit down to my day’s projects.