I love these giant orange handled scissors hanging over the cutting table at my local Joanns. They make me smile every time I look at them because to me, orange handled scissors are synonymous with sewing. As a kid, my mom sewed and the rule always was to never touch her orange handled scissors. They were her fabric scissors and reseved for fabric and sewing only. That meant that they were "the best". When I got my own sewing machine one of the first accessories I got to go with it was my own orange handled scissors. To me, the revered orange handled scissors have always been simply the best scissors. Since then, no matter what type of craft I have worked in, I have always had Fiskars tools at hand. I know it as a brand that I respect and trust for quality.
I share that back story with you because yesterday I was officially announced as a new member of the Fiskars' design team. They describe the team as "Crafting Experts" on their website. I feel a little sheepish to refer to myself as an expert, but I am passionate about crafting. I can't imagine my life, really for as long as I can remember, without it including some sort of crafting. It really is a huge part of who I am. I am genuinely blessed to get to call crafting a career. To get to do it professionally for a company that I consider one of the best is beyond my imagination. I am so excited about my role with them and about the things I will be sharing with you and with Fiskars' customers.