Monday, July 9, 2012

Chickens and Number 200

Day #191
Hearts #199-200

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!


Kay said...

Who knew chickens could be so cute! Really can't decide which I prefer, I love the blue chicken design but I prefer the purple background.

waggonswest said...

I love them both, but I can't resist the flowers on the blue one. Your work is amazing!