Okay, I think I am officially a scissors collector now. In an earlier post, I shared with you my favorite crafting tools. Two of them were scissors. Well, I just purchased another pair that I had been eyeing for awhile now. Introducing my latest acquisition, the Fiskars spring-assist, micro-tip scissors:
This had been on my wish list for awhile, but I kept talking myself out of getting it because I already had two great pairs of scissors, and why would I need another pair? I could pretty much cut anything with the scissors I already had, but when I saw this beauty in the hands of one of my fellow students in Courtney Cerruti’s paper flower class – which I blogged about here – I couldn’t wait any longer. I just had to get myself a pair. It turns out Michaels had a fifty percent off coupon that week – another sign that I was meant to get these scissors – so I headed on over with coupon in hand and brought this baby home.
Of course being the near-fanatical paper cutter that I am, I started trying out my new toy. It took a couple of cuts to get the hang of the spring action handles, but I was soon cutting away to my heart’s content. It turns out these scissors are recommended for people with arthritis in their fingers. I think these scissors are also great ergonomically, too. I love how you can lock the blades together, but wish it also came with a blade tip guard like my Martha Stewart precision-cut scissors. When you’re crafting on-the-go, it’s good to protect yourself from sharp blades when you have to retrieve your scissors from a bag or box full of craft tools.
Now the dilemma becomes which pair of scissors do I use? Hmm…Decisions, decisions…
Not too bad a problem to have if you ask me!
What craft tools do you tend to collect? Please share in the comments.