I have an addiction to nice scissors…or at least they keep following me home. These Pius XII (1939-1958) souvenir scissors live in one of my needlework bags and needed a little protection. It’s little ears indicate it probably came with a sheath, so I figure I would whip up another one with a scrap of more »

The other use for a ball of string is to make yourself a dish mop (Dish Swab 1875). Sure you can BUY a dish mop anywhere, a plastic handle and a twist of wire. But until recently I’ve never seen one with a replaceable HEAD, which makes the entire device disposable and of questionable sanitation more »

I have been reading back issues of magazines like American Agriculturalist from the 19th century…as one does in winter… in Maine. And I am learning a lot of new skills. One of them is the actual function of the ball of packaging string that one saves into a ball. It’s to make kitchen tools, like more »