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Monday, May 23, 2011

New Toys!

Super excited about the new goodies I just received in the mail.  I ordered them from Susan Khalje Couture.  I've definitely dreamed about taking a class with her one day, but I'm going to have to build up my skills quite a bit before I'm ready for that. 

I've heard that cutting out patterns can dull your scissors so you should always have a separate set for fabric, so I purchased a pair of 8" Gingher micro-serrated shears.  I love the weight and feel of them and the serrations should come in handy when working with slippery materials like the two very gorgeous silks I have in my stash, which I will be working with very soon! 

 I also got this wrist pin cushion.  When I'm sewing I have a tendency to stick pins in my mouth for safekeeping after removing them from a garment and inevitably I end up sticking myself or dropping them all over the floor.  This gives me a quick and easy place to put my pins where they're never out of reach when I need them.  I love the metal band.  It's totally comfortable, although it is a little large for my wrist so I do have to push it up my arm a bit to get it to stay in place.  I think it goes really well with my watch, no?   


  1. I can remember when I bought my first pair of Gingher Shears...I felt like a proud momma that had just given birth to an angel!!! They save me so much time and fabric!

  2. I know exactly what you mean Anne! I had no idea what a difference the Ginger Shears would make. They are so worth the purchase, I love them!