Saturday, April 25, 2009

#24 Bone-handled folding scissors

Maker: unknown
Model: unknown
Materials: unknown
Year: unknown
Length: 4.5"/11.5cm
Description: Folding scissors with what looks like a bone handle. Missing a spring or other mechanism needed to achieve an effective scissor action.
Estimated value: $5

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


No particular plan behind this one. I like to burn scented tea lights and I made this holder from various old, broken toy parts that I had in the craft box--covered with plenty of white enamel paint. It works well as the dolls head is a good insulator for the heat from the tea light candle, and the horse base is very stable.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

You may be a crafter if....

Amongst the bulk lot of cuticle scissors I got from eBay, there was a bottle opener. I stood for some time thinking of all the things I could make from it: a sculpture, a doll, a letter holder or part of my new cyber-clock project. Then I remembered that the last time I needed to open a bottle of wine I had to chisel it open with a screwdriver and a hammer. And I put it in my cutlery drawer.

Sometimes a bottle opener is just a bottle opener ;)

Friday, April 10, 2009

#23: Round scissors

Maker: Hesuah?
Model: --
Materials: --
Year: Post-1914
Length: --
Description: as shown
Estimated value: nil