Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tool Tuesday - Scissors

I want to start posting more but with two little ones underfoot I am not always able to complete projects quickly.  So I decided to start posting "Tool Tuesday" when I don't have a project to share.


I good pair of scissors is important as it can make a difference between a straight smooth line and a jagged one that does not line up when you need to sew.

These are my scissors.  The work well and the did not cost very much.  There is a big rule in the house that no one is to use them unless they are cutting fabric!  I have lost more then one pair of scissors to them being used on other things!

I found some funny things when looking at different types of scissors  The first one is something called Powered Scissors.  Not sure I would trust it to cut strait!
These have a laser on them and claim to help you cut strait.  Again I am not sure how they work as there where no reviews but that seems like a lot of technology for a pair of shears!

These are my dream shears.  They are beautiful, in a box, and gold!  I love that there is a separate pair for cutting thread.  I hate grabbing my big scissors to cut threads as I am sewing and I hate the thread cutter on my sewing machine.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter Outfits 2012

I decided to make my daughter a dress for Easter.  Then last minute I decided to also make a tie, vest, and pants for my son as well as a simple shrug for my daughter.  I found some tutorials online.  Some I used completely while other I used as a guideline.

Easter Baskets:  I love for the kids to get a new outfit with their Easter baskets every year.

Bella outside and at church with her Bible.

Bear in his outfit that ended up being very shiny!

The kids in their outfits together!

Here are the links to the posts and tutorials that help me make their outfits!

  • Boy's Vest - I used a safety pin instead of buttons I ran out of time
  • Boy's Pants - I can finally put pants on Bear and they did not fall down!!!!
  • Boy's Tie - I love this one!  I made mine with elastic.  It is so awesome!!!!!
  • Girl's Party Dress - Daddy picked out the fabric for the main part of the dress and Bella loved it!
  • Shrug - I altered this to be Bella's size