Be Bop Zippity Dee Bop
My name is Hanna
it rhymes with IHANNA
you gotta zippity clip it
and if you mess it
you gotta rip it
Be Bop Zippity Dee Bop
When those threads aren't a budgin'
you gotta start fudgin'
get up in yo ghetto and grab yo
Then ya start to watchin'
and you'll start seein'
those threads start runnin'
like you never seen dem run befoo
SOOOOO....I won't quit my day job I PROMISE!!!
See what talking about one of my favorite subjects does to me? I get all zippity-clip-it and my body starts dancin' ....oh there I go again...someone smack me....OUCH....not that hard!!!Mr. Famore Cutlery Seam Rippah. Those unwanted stitches don't stand a chance with this baby. No more pokin-in with the old style seam rips and trying to catch a thread....then every third or fourth thread...not any more.
Just look how beautiful the blade is....and baby oh baby it is sharp.
I know what you are thinking....and don't tell me you aren't because I've heard several people tell me they were afraid to use the Famore Seam Ripper because they thought they'd slice into themselves or cut their fabric. As long as you are not psychotic, I don't think you will do either of those things. I've never once cut myself with my seam rip. I guess it is like being afraid of drowning in my cup of coffee in the morning. Technically there is enough fluid in the cup to drown....however I have a healthy respect for that cup o joe :)
Remember my pretty Prairie Point....well....I've decided she is going to meet her demise.
I tucked the end of the seam ripper parallel to the fabric just inside the fold where the fabrics are joined.
I now pronounce those two pieces of fabric officially separated....just like that. See...no blood :)
Many of you know I've started doing some machine embroidery. I made this apron for my youngest co-worker for Christmas. The problem was....I walked away and didn't see that the bobbin thread had come to the top and I had an entire sentence straight across the design that was not so pretty. If you have ever done any ME you know that there is some crazy something that happens to the thread once stitched....it hangs on for dear life....no matter what. Being the patient person I am (not) I sat and used my Famore Seam Rip to remove every last thread....and yes I also used their Micro Tip Tweezers (SewCalGal will review those on Friday) to pull out any tiny threads that would just not let go. When I showed my tear out job to my girlfriend, Diane (years and years of ME experience) she was impressed and said she had not seen a tear out job that looked that nice. Keep in mind, I have not washed the apron yet....I'm thinking that after it is washed it will look a whole lot better.
The Famore Seam Ripper comes with 3 blades....yes I said 3...and I've been using my seam rip for 3 years and still have one blade left to open :) Oh yeah...it comes with a safety cap too.
Mr. Geppetto Stiletto in the package he looks like he got into a fight and lost....
Famore Stiletto has a built in safety jacket.
You turn the tip around and screw it back into the handle and you have a beautiful Famore Stiletto for your sewing needs :)
Sewing needs? If you don't have a Stiletto you may wonder what you do with one....and I will tell you....there are lots of things I use my Geppetto for.....
Simplicity Bias Tape Maker tips...and it can be used for the Clover Bias Tape Maker tips too.
Kandi Handi Iron so I don't burn my fingers off any more) You can use the Famore Stiletto to hold your fabric in place so the iron won't burn your fingers.
I also use Gheppeto for pulling out a few threads when I don't want to cut the threads. You can see in this photo....I was able to slip Gepehetto under a thread and pull out just one thread.
Are you starting to get the idea that I think very highly of Famore Cutlery's products? I do because for the money, I don't think you can find a better value....AND the best customer service and care out there....which is just as important to me...if not important than price.
For a chance to win a Famore Seam Ripper and a Famore Metal Safety Stiletto just leave a comment on this post telling me if you own any Famore products and what your thoughts are on the items you own. If you don't own a Famore product....let me know why you want to replace your current tools with these fabulous Famore tools :)
You must be a IHAN blog follower and leave your comment by Sunday, January 15th because Mr. Random Number Generator will choose a winner and the winner will be announced on Monday, January 16th.
The Famore Blog Hop is going on all week and here are a list of the wonderful places you can visit for your chance to learn more about Famore Cutlery and hopefully win even more wonderful sewing and quilting tools.
Monday Jan. 9th - www.PatsyThompsonDesigns.com
Tuesday Jan. 10th - www.GreenFairyQuilts.blogspot.com
Wednesday Jan. 11th – www.IHaveANotion.blogspot.com
Thursday Jan 12th -www.HappyCottageQuilter.blogspot.com
Friday Jan. 13th – www.SewCalGal.blogspot.com
I wish you all the luck of the Irish this week...and speaking of the Irish...if you're still with me...
Did you notice the beautiful quilt that I used as a backdrop above?
Believe it or not, I received this beautiful wall hanging as a Christmas gift from dear blogging friend. Not only was I totally and completely blown away by such an amazing gift of love....but it also reminded me of another dear blogging friend Micki, from Ireland. Many of you will remember her blog, Irish Muses. The blogging world has brought so many wonderful and loving people into my life....so when you are out hopping around....remember .... quilts provide warmth....and so do wonderful friends you will meet in your blogging journey....it's not about the prizes you will win....(although they are great) it is about the amazing and wonderful people behind the products and quilts you see and meet in your blog hopping journey.