I've reached another milestone in this heart-a-day challenge--my 200th heart! Wow, that's a lot of hearts! And it just happens to be my favorite heart so far--I guess "practice makes perfect" applies to this situation!
My Craftster friend waggonswest requested that I make her a chicken scissors fob for a personal swap. Since I LOVE chickens, I was glad to comply! Last night I made these two; which one will she choose?
The one below is based on a felt badge I just finished for a swap. (I haven't sent it yet, so I don't want to show it here in case it spoils the surprise for my partner!)
The one below is my favorite. It too is a miniature version of a felt badge I made for a swap; you can see the original at the bottom of this post. These scissors fobs are just under 1 1/2" across, and the felt badges are about 3" across, so it's a huge difference in scale.
Here's the felt badge:
Both the fobs and the badge are entirely hand-sewn using wool felt, embroidery floss, sewing thread, and a bead for the eye; the fobs are stuffed with polyfil. One reader asked how long do I cut the twine? It's 9"; I knot the ends together, hide the knot inside the fob, and sew through the twine so it won't EVER pull out!