Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My First Scissor Fob


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Well here is my first attempt at a scissor fob. I used Brittercup's free pattern called portrait of a cat for the front and just put my initials on the back. Since, I like to be ambitious I decided to try and put beads on. Thanks to Carol for answering a couple of questions for me. I guess it turned out okay for a first try. I need to work on evening out the beads more. I did have some difficulty turning those corners. I also had some difficulty with placing the ribbon in the fob and deciding how secure it with the beads. If any of you lovely sewing ladies have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. I should have paid more attention in home economics-LOL

Thanks for all your very kind comments on my Halloween piece and I also very much appreciate your concern for my wrist. It is a better now-thank goodness. I haven't had much time to stitch due to working more-but after the next month that should ease off. I also want to wish my dd Alexis a very happy birthday! She is 11 today. My little girl is growing up. Hope everyone has a good week and happy stitching.


26 comments:

Cindy said...

It is just fantastic! I love it and you done such an awesome job on it! CONGRATS!!!!!

Annemarie said...

Congrats on your daughterĆ” birthday! And also congrats to you for your first fob finish. It looks wonderful! I have no recipe for adding the ribbon. I just potter along until it's stuck...

Carol said...

Yay Sharon! Excellent job!!! Those corners do take a little bit of getting used to :-) You did really, really well, and I was thrilled to see you had this up today!

Stitchingnow said...

The ginger bread guy is a wax moon freebie...Thanks for the comment you left me.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your DD! YOur fob looks great! Glad to hear your feeling better!

Mia said...

I think your fob looks perfect, Sharon. I love it.

Happy Birthday to your DD!!! I hope she has a great day with lots of fun, laughter, cake and presents!!!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to your daughter! Your fob looks good :-) better than anything I could have done hehe. I'm still too scared to try finishing anything, but yours is great. Now I know who to go to when I want to put one together, love the beads and scissors. I am a gingher scissor fanatic!

juls said...

The finish looks great!!! And Happy Birthday to your DD !!!!!!!!!!!

Susimac said...

Happy Birthday to your DD. Your fob looks brilliant!!

'Berta said...

Sharon, I defintely need to make a fob for my scissors! I love yours but it may make my kitty jealous, especially if I tuck a little catnip in there! lol!
Thanks for stopping by!

bunnyhead said...

Great job! It's adorable :)

Anonymous said...

The scissor fob looks great! I'm totally hopeless when it comes to finishing, you may find me hounding you for advice when I'm eventually brave enough to attempt it! LOL.

eileen :)

Barbara said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! I remember turning 11 (though it was a l-o-n-g time ago LOL!).

Your fob is gorgeous. Those corners gave me fits, too, until a friend showed me how to miter corners.

Lisa said...

Your fob looks great, congrats on doing such a great job :o)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sharon: Your first fob is excellent!

As for your comment on my blog, I think you are asking about the needlebook that matches the scissors? That was a pattern called "Two Pinkeeps" by The Goode Huswife, designer Anne Brown. It was a pattern with two pincushions. I stitched both designs, made one a pincushion, the other a needlebook. I did change the colors a bit. And, I changed the pins and needles a bit.

If that is not what you were asking me about, please send another e-mail!!!

whitecalla said...

Its adorable. Your first fob is fabulous. Congratulations.

Lili said...

First of all: happy birthday to Alexis! My son is also 11 since 1st october... Aren't kids growing super fast?

For the scissor fob (looks perfect to me), I have been advised one thing for corners: before you turn your small cushion inside out, you have to cut part of the corners of the square so they are neater.
I also place the ribbon in the middle of the cushion top and hold it with pins before I start sewing the cushion (if I don't, I forget it, and have to add it afterwards, not that nice, actually)... I hope this helps?
Take care!

Vonna said...

The fob lookls lovely, as you do more it will get easier!
I think for a first try and beading the edges no less that it looks fabulous!!

Sue said...

Everyone seems to be into the scissor fobs lately and yours is as pretty as every elses. Nice finishing job!

AnneS said...

Happy belated birthday to Alexis! Sorry this is so late :( Your first fob is beautiful - way to go! :D You've had a wonderful year of new techniques - it's been an inspiration to see ... you've been making me think about trying new finishing techniques too :)

stitcherw said...

Your scissor fob is adorable, the brittercup designs are such fun. Glad your wrist is feeling better and belated Happy Birthday to your DD.
Sue

Stitch Wizard said...

Your scissor fob is sooooo cute!! You did a really nice job on it. Your finish work on it is fantastic too!!

Debby

Anonymous said...

I believe the fob looks very nice. You did a grand job!

Concetta said...

Wow, that is a fabulous first attempt at a scissor fob - it looks like it was done by a pro. :) Go you!

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lena-lou said...

Your fob looks brilliant and I love how you have added the beads.