Friday, 8 March 2013

My Name is Amanda and I Have a Problem

Apparently. I did call it a slight problem on FB someone else called it a fetish, though he does have long hair and was probably a little worried.  Maybe a little more than a slight problem.

Oh well. It doesn't do anyone any harm.  Well it might if there was a need!

This is the photo I put on FB.


These are just the scissors from around where I sit in my studio.  This does NOT include any that are in sewing/project baskets (approx 5), my workshop trolley (another 3), my art trolley (2), my travelling drawing things (1), the fancy edge type (numerous), around the long arm (3), any that are here in the study (2), or anywhere else in the house like the bedroom, kitchen and utility room, greenhouse etc (probably at least another 5 or 6) or the rather lovely new KKB pair in the last post.

I also seem to buy quite a few as gifts, just ask Elsa.  And as for going to shows....

I hope you have a great weekend.  I may just go and drool over the Maison Sajou scissor section where Madame Sajou has the most delightful selection......


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11 comments:

  1. I was recently shown a pair with soft grips, do you own any of those? Apparently they are brilliant, another question do you sharpen your scissors, if you do what with? And do you think you have a problem, if you need to talk I'm sure there must be help out there. 😄

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    1. The pink pair in the middle in the photo are soft, they are only Kai ones but nice large finger holes made them my favorite, until I dropped them. The other pair I dropped was the gold handled Gingers :( . The new KKB ones have very soft handles, no metal at all! But again they have lovely large holes, I have very large fingers! I also have some of the Tim Holtz very pointed ones with HUGE handles up with the longarm. They are great for grabbing for a quick snip.

      No not a problem not a problem at all nothing wrong with scissors no problems here. :)

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  2. Quite collection, not an obsession! I love the ones with the spring action, so easy to use. I hide them so they don't get used by the elves who live with me! I also have a pair that belonged to my Mom, they were hidden to, from this pixie when I was little! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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    1. Yes, a collection. You are quite right!! I like that. Perhaps if I call it a collection I will have some given to me as gifts too!! :)

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  3. I have a pair of spring action scissors, they work well when my hands feel too sore to grip a pair of scissors. There could be worse things to have a fetish over. At least yours is a practical one.

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  4. 'fetish' implies pathology - that looks like a sensible start to a collection to me :)

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  5. Woe betide anyone whho tries to break in when you're surrounded by that lot

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  6. Thanks for that. You've just made what I thought was a slight obsession with Fiskars scissors look quite normal, no, really . . . . . . .

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  7. Think how irch we could be if there is ever a scissor famine! Do you keep the blunt ones? I probably have as many pairs, but I only use about a quarter of them!

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    1. I've only recently found out that my local (ha ha 24 miles away) fabric store has a man who picks up on Fridays for sharpening so I may let him loose on my Ginghers. He can't damage them any more!!!

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