It is the age old battle between protecting your good sewing scissors from the depredations of the non-sewing heathens who will dull them gouging open cardboard boxes and the excuse of I can’t find any scissors. I am fortunate in that my spouse understands that you treat nice things nicely (and also was the one who bought the expensive scissors). I’ve never needed to defend them or my special paper cutting scissors. Plus our household has…hmmm…eleven1 different pairs of scissors and only five of them are specialized. My spouse does use my oldest and junkiest pair to cut open cardboard boxes so possibly the difference between civilized and not is understanding which can be abused that way.
1 Twelve if you count my tin snips. Hah!
And for the record, yes, cutting paper slowly dulls your scissors even if you’re not abusing them. But there are still both professional people and tutorials out there for properly sharpening your scissors. Please consider doing so before throwing out a pair. Metals have a high environmental cost.
Nail art products used
- Base Polishes:
- Don Deeva’s “Hunny Bunny“ and “P.P. Burns“
- Stamping Polishes:
- Maniology’s “Shattered” and “Woolly” + UberChic’s “Essential White“
- Stamping Plates:
- Hit the Bottle “Sew Your Own Way” (pattern of sewing patterns, “Not the fabric scissors”, and scissors on dashed line)
- “QGirl-16“ (wavy pattern)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
I wanted to post this sewing-related nail art today both because I painted it clear back in 2022 and it’s more than time and also because I really want to sew a little more in 2024. At the very least my to-mend pile is way too high. I did make a dent in it the last bit of 2023 so I have hopes! I just need to get my hands on fresh elastic because several things I wear a lot are doing great but for that. I suppose the elastic dying is a pretty good sign that I’m getting a lot of use out of my clothes!
Below we have a polish bottle shot with just the base polishes. Ironically this is something I might be doing from now on. I recently saved (not made) swatch photos of all my polishes as a digital reference just like my stamping plate collection. First of all, so grateful for all the people that swatch out there. It’s so much work and truly a helpful resource. Second, a lot of the photos I saved were from blogs that don’t even exist anymore. Sad to think about, especially since my own blog faces the same fate when I pass on and archive.org doesn’t always capture the photos depending on how they were inserted into the page.
Melancholy things to think about for the New Year. You’re welcome, I guess. 😂
Anyway. Going to try this because it’s as close to swatching as I’m going to get. We’ll see if I like it. It’s a little more work, but I’m hoping it will help me get over the mental difficulty I have about “having enough stuff to take photos with to make it worth dealing with the glue tabs”. It’s really slowed down the picture taking and that hasn’t helped with getting blog posts out.
Final sewing nail art photos
It feels strange to have less than three photos to end the post with, but I painted these on my natural nails so it is what it is.
Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️ I hope you have lovely (and not frustrating) goals and dreams for the new year.