Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Finish #1: Shepherd Boy fob by Told in a Garden

This is my first, well, actually the second, pathetic attempt at a scissors fob. I joined the Tiny Treasures Exchange blog, and the first piece we were to make is a scissors fob. They looked pretty easy to me, and they are, but I just happen to suck at whatever kind of stitching it is you do to close the gap when you make little pillows. You'll see in my other ornaments I finished today that they suck, too. The first little fob I tried to make was so cute - a teeny weeny little house and tree by Bent Creek, stitched one-over-one on 32-count linen. Problem number one was that I cut it too small for making into a little pillow, so when I turned it inside out some of the design was in the stitches. Second, since I'm so bad at doing the stitching, and the linen kept coming apart, I couldn't close it. Into the trash it went. Next, I stitched this little guy, from the Told in a Garden Bookmarks collection. See the uneven dent in the bottom? That's where I did my hand stitching after machine stitching the rest. Oh well. The person who receives it will also receive an explanation and the hope that she sees it as "rustic."


Cindy F. said...

What a cute little boy stitch!

Hey, I've only made one finish...a fob..and honestly, I didn't think it was easy at all. I guess I keep hoping I will learn to do all kinds of finishes and love doing them!

You're too hard on yourself! You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Lovely fob! I have mailed my fob for you in last Friday :) ! I hope that you got it soon! Greetings from your fob-partner ;)