Five years ago, I wanted to close the back of a Civil War era ballgown with laces rather than hooks and eyes. I didn't want to hand stitch all of those little eyelets, so I decided to use metal grommets. When I went to Joann's to get them, instead of the little hammer and setter tap system thingie (give me a break, I'm exhausted and it's late) I found THIS:
Squishy the handle and there's the eyelet, all ready to go. I heart you, Dritz company. I heart you, too, Joann's for having it in stock and on sale for 40% off. Best less than $20 I ever spent on sewing equipment. EVER. Here are some photos:
I'm going to bed. So tired. I promise better posts next week!!