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Tools of the Trade: Colorful Scissors

Last week I told you about my new favorite toy: the bobbin sidewinder I got for Christmas. When you are a craftswoman or men the tools and materials  you use every day are key to your success of creating. So, I wanted to present you with a series of articles this year that talks about great tools and materials that people use on the Natural Kids team.

If you are a seamstress or do some other type of craft or art, please feel free to chime in the discussion. Maybe you want the send me a picture of an interesting tool you use in your craft? Maybe it’s a material you would like to talk about? I’d love to see it and write about it. I have to say, my grandpa (from my father’s side) was a sort of inventor. I used to sneak into his workshop and look at all the old tools he owned. Then, I would ask him questions of what he used them for. He always made machines and came up with little devices to help him do tasks more easily. Being exposed to that sort of thing at a young age – probably has led to my deep love of tools.

So please, show me what’s in your workshop! I cannot wait to see what you have.

Today, I want to show you a picture of some really pretty scissors that NaturalKids Team Member Farida of Alkelda Dolls sent me. Since I am a seamstress and use scissors a lot, I can very much relate to those images.  The scissors that I use are not beautiful like that. I have some hand-me-down dressmakers scissors that I love because they are very sharp. There’s nothing worse than having a project on your lap and not being able to cut the thread because of a dull pair of scissors. I hear Farida is the Natural Kid with the sharpest pairs of scissors on the block …

Ulla Seckler  is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned.  Don’t forget to stop by her Etsyshop and take a peek at her wonderful doll creations.

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