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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Where There Are Scissors ...

Hello my dear friends,

finally ... finally I got time to sit down yesterday morning, relax and create and it was about time as well. I decided to make something useful and not just decorative this time and looking around all my little treasures I came upon a tray with my collection of old scissors and that is when I knew what I wanted to make. Where there are scissors ... there shall be scissor pouches!

After gathering together all sort of bits and pieces and once I had thought of a look it didn't take long before I had not only made one but four of these in 3 different sizes.

And these my latest makings ...


I actually got to use some of those beautiful vintage violets I bought last week!


These are a pair of Victorian scissors that my two lovely daughters gifted me with a few years ago.




I am very happy with the way these have turned out and at the moment I am working on a case that is made from velvet and I am planning on using more of the vintage violets to embellish it, but that is for another post.

 I would love to see you here at Todolwen some time soon again so please don't hesitate to pop by again!!

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Each and every one of the scissor pouches is beautiful! Lovely use of the violets as well.

  2. Oh my goodness Karen those are just beautiful!! I love your creations!

  3. These are beautiful...your scissors are lucky to have such lovely homes!!

  4. So much gorgeousness in such small Scissor keeps

  5. These are so beautifully created. What an inspiration.
    Thanks as always for sharing with Primitive Peace & Blessings,

  6. They are so pretty! Of course the one with those darling little violet flowers has got to be my favourite.

  7. Where there are scissor pouches... there is beauty! A nice place for those lovely velvet violets.

  8. Wow Karen, these are so beautiful! I love the use of lace and flowers, and the charms are the perfect touch.

  9. Karen, your newest creations are just absolutely beautiful, soft, feminine, and useful! I just love your design and the fact that you used vintage materials with new to make it a very artful piece. Such beauty in something so very useful. Much easier to find a piece like this, than just the scissors. Thank you for sharing with us; you are so very gracious! Judy

  10. They are lovely. I love them.

  11. Karen, I found you just today via a circuitous Pinterest route. Your blog is wonderful and I'm thrilled to have found you! Your scissor cases are fabulous and have inspired me to create a few for deserving friends here in Texas and across the country. Thank you for sharing your genius with us. Hugs from Texas.

  12. Karen, I too have a collection of old scissors which I would like to make pouches for, ranging from small to large. I can design the outside of the pouch my self, but would you be able to share the pattern for the pouches with me? I would be very happy to pay you for the pattern. I just the loved the shape and sizes of yours, better than any I have ever seen. I hope you are feeling much better by now, and that your family is, as well. Summer illnesses are always the worst! Looking forward to your next post, Judy