My scissors and paper piercing tools tend to accumulate ‘sticky stuff’ on the blades, I use them a lot in my design work as well as in my classes. So it is not surprising that cutting pieces of Tear and Tape and trimming Stampin’ Dimensionals with my paper snips leaves a little of the adhesive behind on the blades. I rarely use my paper piercing tool to piece paper but I do use it a lot to pick up mini glue dots and Stampin’ dimensionals and to remove the backing paper from the Tear and Tape double sided tape.
My sweet Mum was a professional dressmaker – she was an apprentice in Bond Street, London – which was a very posh place for clothes back in the late 1940’s and early 50’s, making couture outfits ~ she has always been quick to point out that she made garments from start to finish – not just a ‘sleeve setter’ or ‘button sewer oner’. She made wedding dresses and other posh frocks for ‘society’, she did not make her own wedding dress as it was considered unlucky, but she did make her best friends’ and Jean then made my Mum’s.