So I was trying to find a flannel to add to my Farm storytime, and I just could not muster the enthusiasm to make a bunch of different felt animals. Finally, I settled on the idea of doing “Little Mouse” with barns instead of houses! I love doing guessing games – they are my favorite type of flannels.
While making the barns at work, I realized that at home in my sewing room, I had MUCH better tools for the job – a cutting mat, clear ruler with a lip, and rotary cutter that would have made those white strips a piece of cake. But of course I hadn’t planned that far ahead! It did give me the idea to do a series of posts on favorite tools for making flannelboards.
First up: favorite scissors! I LOVE spring-action scissors. You don’t realize how straining it is to constantly open the scissors until you don’t have to. My hand cramps up much less, and precision is a lot easier. These Fiskars scissors are really pointy and sharp and great for anything with lots of curves and corners, like that little mouse!