Saturday, June 2, 2012

Pretty and Practical

Day #154
Heart #126

In my ongoing quest to come up with hearts that aren't just pretty, but also have a function, I had a lightbulb-over-the-head moment last night:  scissors fobs!

A scissors fob serves two purposes:  it helps you locate/identify your scissors (which is useful in a group setting, like a quilt retreat, where everyone has scissors on the table--but I'm sure I will like having a little help spying my scissors in the confusion on top of my sewing table!); and it is a tiny pincushion.  This one is 1 1/2 inches wide.

This fob is made of wool felt and cotton embroidery thread; the string is baker's twine.

There will be PLENTY more of these here in the coming weeks!  This one was so fun and quick to make, that I want to make more, more more!


Kay said...

Great idea, and so quick too.

susan ab said...

I heart this fob.
When my scisdors are playing hide and seek with me, a fob is my friend!

LimeRiot said...

Very cute!! I made a scissor fob for a swap recently and told myself that I needed to make another one that I could use. I need to get around to that!!