These beauties arrived a couple of weeks ago and have been sitting pretty in their presentation box.
My very own pair of old-fashioned dressmaking scissors from Sheffield. Aren't they delightful? They have a great weight just like my grandmother's old pinking shears and have an air of times gone by. In fact, they're rather proper just like the name Ernest. Even more of a reason to get my sewing machine out more frequently.
All credit goes to Mr M who spotted them here.
How fitting that these should come into my possession as I read The Dressmaker. Now - as your responses were so lovely about the book, I thought that it might be rather nice to share and hold my first ever giveaway. So, if you would like to own this charming book, leave a comment before Monday and I shall get Mr M to pick a name and I'll pop it in the post to the lucky bookworm. If you have any problems leaving a comment, have no fear, just drop me an email (it's on the right) and you'll be included in the Mr M's hat!