Thursday, November 1, 2007

Loving my stuff!

I just went downstairs to grab a few of my crafting supplies, and I started to laugh at all of the Fiskars tools that I have sitting on my craft table. It makes me laugh when I see how much of their products that I have and use.

My favorite is the old standby paper trimmer. I also have the rotary trimmer with all the cool shape blades, but my favorite, and the one that I reach for time and time again is their simple trimmer. I like that I can see where the blade hits the paper so that I can slice out just what I need for my project.

My second favorite tool is the Titanium Nitride Mighty Snip. I use it to snip one of the spokes on the roll of adhesive as I pop it into my ATG gun. It really has made loading the gun a simple process ( if I could just remember each time which direction the take up reel needs to go! Ugh!).

My third, or perhaps Very first tool would be the 12 x 18 self healing mat. It's always right there, beneath my project, protecting my table top. I don't use it to cut on, I usually throw a glass mat on top of it when I'm using an exacto, but I do use it for gluing and painting and everything else that gets dirty. I've found that it comes as clean as I need it to when I'm finished, and it does a fantastic job protecting my table top.

6 comments:

Shell said...

I love my big self healing mat too - but I went all out and got the quilters one - its 23x17 - came with a cool see through glass ruler and a hand rotary cutter - that is lethally sharp!

Dana said...

Wow, I didn't know they had a self healing mat that big.....I feel the need to go shopping..lol

toners said...

Those self healing mats are awesome! Not just for cutting, but for protecting the table too :)

Shirley Fyfe said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments you left too - I hope you found my Stitching - Hand & Machine article useful in some way? Did you give it a go?

lisa said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hi to my fellow fiskateers.

doverdi said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi to my fellow fiskateers.