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Monday, September 17, 2012

Stay Sharp!

 I'm always trying to find way to save money, so when I posted the other day about taking my scissors to be sharpened, you can be sure that even though I only had to pay $15 for all my scissors, I was wishing I didn't have to pay anything! And, I never would have taken them to begin with if they weren't SO BAD! Shannon reminded me that day of an old trick seamstresses have been using for years to sharpen their scissors, and unless your scissors have big gash in the cutting surface like mine did, this technique should work just fine to sharpen both scissors and rotary blades.  Really, rotary blades, you can't live without them, but you sure hate to spend money replacing them all the time, right? This trick can make your blades last a loooong time!

So, here's my assistant, Asher. As usual, all up in my business when I'm trying to work. And there's another one on my back, literally. Abby's sleeping in the Ergo. Daddy is off work today, but no, mama's legs are always the ones that get clung to, unless we are in a grocery store, then they know to run to Daddy to get what they want. Sucker.  By the way, that's a stick of gum in his hand, went to the store with sucker daddy just a few minutes before this picture was taken.

Anyhow, this is it...

No really, that's it.  A piece of aluminum foil. I folded mine so it was 4 layers thick. It's so easy, you don't need a video, but I made one just for kicks.

Notice, the lovely half eaten gum in the still shot of the video. Yum.
Well, that's it! Save yourself some money on blades...and go pattern shopping!

1 comment:

  1. I've never tried this, but so much cheaper than a new rotary blade! Definitely will be trying soon!