giveaway alert!

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I first saw these scissors last year at Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove, California, fell in love, then walked out with a pair of orange Flower-Powers and a smile on my face.  How is it that a pair of scissors can make you feel happy?  But 'tis true--they are now my favorite scissors because they are miniature in size, but mighty in snipping power. They feature tiny, airplane friendly blades and therefore are perfect for your travel bag.  Plus they are completely adorable, affordable, and functional.  There are dozens of designs, and when you see them you'll want to start a collection.

Paula Sibbald, the designer and founder of Kelmscott Designs is a Canadian now living in the USA. She started her company 14 years ago when she saw that makers and crafters wanted more items to craft with.  She has always loved to doodle, and her doodles turned into scissors!  To date she has designed over 100 different scissors designs and says it is still as much fun and exciting as it was when she started. Paula's scissors are designed in the US and manufactured in Canada.

If you cannot find them at your local knitting/stitching shop, there is an excellent selection at NeedleGoods where they ship worldwide. In the meantime, Paula has graciously offered my readers a selection of her scissors as a giveaway.  Six pretty scissors--six lucky winners.   This giveaway is open internationally.  I'll pick three winners from the blog comments and three winners from Knitionary's Facebook page.  I'll keep the giveaway open for a week or so.

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners!







Below are some other Kelmscott Designs on the NeedleGoods website that are not in my giveaway, but are too scrumptious not to share.  The cat below with the curly tail!  Love!  I've decided that these scissors are going to be my new 2017 hostess gift and plan to purchase a little bundle of these to have on hand.














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88 comments

  1. Love! And I miss Monarch Knitting since moving to the midwest.

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  2. thank you for sharing these amazing scissors... I love the 'crafty' old-style fun designs... :) as an avid knitter who always has SOME scissors (or even nail clippers) handy for snipping thread... I WANT them!

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  3. Thanks for the link in case I don't win a pair...because I totally need another!!

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  4. Thank you so much for the giveaway. These look fantastic. ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. These are so amazing and cheerful, I just love them! beautiful tools make such a difference in the crafting experience! You know me, but I'm Ginni on Ravelry! :)

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  6. These cute scissors will make wonderful little gifts for my friends and a torquise pair for me!

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  7. These cute scissors will make wonderful little gifts for my friends and a torquise pair for me!

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  8. Oh my...At the best of times, I love knitting, sewing, painting supplies, almost as much as I love yarns, fabrics, paint bottles and brushes. But the real thrill is when you discover a perfect gadget, in beautiful colour/colours, and exquisitely made - to go into the cache of supplies.
    NEED these scissors...

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  9. Love the blue stork scissors. My Ravelry ID is wagner.

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  11. I would love a pair!!! Suzymarie on Ravelry....

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  12. What fun those scissors are! They would bring a smile every time they snipped. Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

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  13. You made our day with this giveaway! Thanks.

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  14. I love your blog , Kristen! And now, there are giveaways too! Maxi

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  15. FABULOUS CLIPPERS - THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A DELIGHTFUL PAIR!!!!!

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  16. Great giveaway they look lovely

    Ravelry name pcollingwood

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  17. These are going to be a definite on my gift giving lists! Fun, quirky, and beautiful!

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  18. I can never resist a pretty pair of scissors! I'm lindarumsey on Ravelry.

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  19. You can never have enough good scissors! I am laminitagirl on Ravelry.

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  20. I love the flower power ones so much.

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  22. So cute! One can never have too many scissors! I am casmith79 on Ravelry.

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  23. I love the blue stork scissors the most, but they all are very, very cute!

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  24. So adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! Mamagiff on Ravelry.

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  25. Love the cute scissors! Great giveaway!

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  26. Such fun scissors for my knitting bag.

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  27. These scissors are so cute, it only makes sense that the tools to craft with are also as cute as the things we are making!

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  28. These are just adorable!! jayellesea on Rav

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  29. Super cute! Never enough scissors in the notions bag. ��

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  30. I love these little scissors.
    Knittingdancer on Raverly

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  31. Fun and cute they are looking amazing!!!
    Ohlalalaine on Ravelry

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  32. Love these scissors, they are so cute!

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  33. Aaawww, these scissors are sooo great! I would love to get one but I think I won't win one.

    Great blog btw :)

    Lots of greetings from germany
    Monica

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  34. Eeek! So adorable. Thank you for introducing me to another perfect little crafty tool.

    tktl on Ravelry

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  35. While I would like to keep the pair of scissors were I to win it , for myself, I would most graciously gift it away to my daughter.
    Mykichoo on Ravelry

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  37. Id love to win a pair of airline safe scissors that I could use on my flight to New York from England when we vist VKL next year for the first time x

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  38. Re above comment Ravelry name is Oliver330

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  39. so perfect for travelling. SarahG on ravelry

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  40. They are adorable & would make me smile each time I use them.

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  41. These are such fun, what an imagination to think them up! I'd love to win, ctinan on Ravelry.

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  42. What a fun giveaway! I love reading your posts :)
    rav pamelammgarcia

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  43. These scissors are very interesting and cute! I'm Vonraveller on Ravelry

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  44. Cutest little scissors!!! I could especially use a pair now, having misplaced mine!

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  45. Scissors so cute one would never misplace them!

    Love your blog, by the way!

    Carol, ceejay on Ravelry

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  46. Great scissors
    Sparky136 on Ravelry

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  47. Thanks for the generous giveaway! These scissors are adorable. I love the blue stork ones.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  48. You're right: these pretty little scissors do bring a smile to my face. Thanks for this give-away.
    AliciaCH on Ravelry

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  49. They are really cute. Would love a pair. DChris on Rav

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  50. Oh goody! Another great pair of scissors! Pick me, please.

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  51. Oops, didn't realize that I would become "unknown" in the previous post. My name is Barbara L. from NJ. Now please pick me. Thanks!

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  52. Snip, snip....how darling! I am Susan from NC snaysner@gmail.com

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  53. Love the flower pairs for the giveaway, Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. These are adorable! Lovely for you to share- thank you. I am armoux on Ravelry, email is wmsmarilyn@hotmail.com

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  55. Super scissors! Love em'! email is jchoag@midcoast.com christie

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  56. Yes please - these are so quirky, I'd love a pair ! Fibresplash on Ravelry, Carla.cawser@gmail.com

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  57. I love these scissors. Ravelry AstyKnits; mmdovas@gmail.com

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  58. Oh wow - as I am going through the pictures each one is cuter than the last. I love the cat scissors. Really neat post. quazymama@aol.com

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  59. Super cute! I'd love a pair!
    Apoloshiva on ravelry, apoloshiva@aol.com

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  60. Oh those are cute and fun scissors. Knittynoddy2 on Ravelry.

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  61. These are just adorable! I am samlilypepper on Rav.

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  62. Yes....I want all the scissors! Your idea as hostess gifts is fantastic! Will have to order some as well. My ravelry name is vcomba and my address is valeriecomba@gmail.com. Thankyou. Love your blog!

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  63. Thanks for a great give-away. These are the cutest scissors, and that is a wonderful idea to have a few on hand as hostess gifts - unusual and so useable. I am AJane on Ravelry.

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  64. The snips are so cute. Ravelry name RozStitches and email is rozodell@gmail.com

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  65. Love these scissors and the fun colors. Whidbeyjeannie@hotmail.com

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  66. Thank you for the give-away, love the colours. Ravelry tekuitiknitter

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  67. Thank you for sharing the scissors with us. It is fun to know the story about the designer, Paula Sibbald.

    warbler01 on ravelry

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  68. I love the square-handled scissors. AnneBeanVA on Ravelry.

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  69. Aren't they cute! Learnest on Ravelry. Email is Linda.earnest@gmail.com

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  70. Darling, cheerful snippers - would love them - KatieOK on Ravelry.

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  71. These scissors are SO adorable!!!

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  72. Thank you for the giveaway! Love them all! calypsoonly@gmail.com

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  73. So adorable! They are so bright and colorful (asimplehomestd)

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  74. Just cute! If I don;t win a pair I'm buying!

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  75. These are really cute and the bright colors will make them easy to spot if they end up at the bottom of a knitting bag!

    I'm globalite on Ravelry.

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  76. So cute and how much fun using them will be. Great artistic abilities in making these scissors.

    tdokc on Ravelry

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  77. they are just so cute! And, yes, I can totally understand how a new pair of these scissors would make you smile.

    beluke on Ravelry

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  78. Those scissors are a great size and such cute designs and fun colors!

    heyKerrianne on Ravelry

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  79. Love these scissors! Reminds me of when I was young (12) and started sewing. I was always using colorful fabrics and 70's type patterns.

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  80. Such whimsical designs! I think the cat and the owl are my favorites. Thanks for introducing your readers to these lovely scissors!
    Carol in Long Island

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  81. Thanks for sharing the scissors info. I've been finding myself looking a lot at small scissors of late, and of course, wanting some too.

    carolsumie on Ravelry

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  82. KRISTEN RETTIG . i love your blog . Scissors designs are superior.

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