Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Day #213
Heart #222

I think this flip-flop wool felt scissors fob may be the first of a short series of beachy or summery themed hearts.  I'm thinking of a seashore, and a crab, and possibly a pail and shovel (thanks for that idea, Kay--and thanks for this flip-flop idea too!)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Two Dogs

Day #212
Hearts #220-221

Here's something different:  I've actually made a heart that's not a wool felt scissors fob!  Well, I DID make a scissors fob, but I also made a headband for a doll featuring a wool felt heart.  The headband is part of an outfit I made for my new Blythe doll, and you can see it in action on my other blog, Leslie's Art and Sew.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Initial

Day #210
Heart #219

I made today's wool felt scissors fob with ME in mind!  It has my initial "L" as the focal point, and I used all my favorite colors.  I used to make a lot of decorated cakes, and this heart reminds me of one of those!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tiny Cottage

Day #209
Heart #218

I seem to have houses on the brain right now; I am coorganizing a Tiny House Craft Swap on Craftster, and suddenly I'm seeing little houses everywhere!  Here's another one:  a tiny cottage on a wool felt scissors fob:

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Day #208
Heart #217

Here's another wool felt scissors fob, inspired by a random image I saw online.  I don't think I've ever created anything with a whale on it before!  This reminds me of a neon restaurant sign I used to pass frequently as a child; it had a whale spouting water, and the water seemed to move as the neon blinked on and off.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Day #207
Heart #216

Last week, when I posted the "air mail" heart (which featured an envelope with wings), Lime Riot commented that she would like to see one of my wool felt scissors fobs with actual wings on the sides.  Great idea!  I added an embroidered halo and made it an angel heart.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Day #206
Heart #215

I was looking for subject ideas for these wool felt scissors fobs, and I saw an octopus image that I thought would fit the heart shape very nicely.  It worked up quickly and easily, and although I've never had a fondness for octopi before, this may be my favorite fob so far!  I love that it has a lot of detail (35 French knot suction cups!) and the way it fills the whole heart, and the color.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Day #205
Hearts #213-214

It isn't summer without butterflies, so I made this pair of wool felt scissors fobs with butterflies in two different colors.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Day # 203
Heart #212

Mustaches have been a popular theme for a few years, but I have never seen the appeal--until it occurred to me that a mustache might look really funny on a heart!  I like the way this one came out; it looks like it is smiling.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Air Mail

Day #202
Heart #211

I love the "Swap Organizer" felt badge that Sewphie made for me so much that I used her "flying envelope" idea for today's wool felt scissors fob.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy House

Day #201
Heart #210

Yesterday, I heard from one of the fob winners; Beth said her fob arrived, and she was surprized at how small it is!  I know it can be hard to get an accurate feel for the scale of something in a photograph--sometimes I put a quarter in the picture for that reason.  I thought I would show you today's fob with a couple of other ways to help convey an idea of the small size.

Interestingly enough, Beth also gave me the inspiration for today's "happy house" wool felt scissors fob, and it had nothing to do with her message to me.  I happened to be looking through the "New Swap Theme Ideas" on Craftster, and Beth (who is StickerChic there) had proposed a "tiny house" swap, with this link to her house board on Pinterest.  One look at that board, and I knew what my fob for today would be!  Here it is, with regular 8 1/2" sewing scissors:

In the palm of my hand:

All by itself:

This is a happy town where the sky is pink and every house has an apple tree in the yard.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Day #200
Heart #209

Here's my second attempt at a bunting on a wool felt scissors fob hand sewn heart:

Kay, thank you for your encouraging comments yesterday; I agree that the shape of the string was the problem.  I was trying to fit the bunting to the shape of the heart...and it just didn't work!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cute Clothesline and a FAIL

Day #199
Hearts #207-208

 A week or two ago, when I was asking for suggestions for these wool felt scissors fobs, my friend Diane (aka fiddlegirl8) mentioned an idea that I had already been toying with--a clothesline!  Since we both thought of it, I had to try it.  Who knew a clothesline could be so cute?

A tiny t-shirt, blue jeans, and boxers!

Diane also mentioned something else, which is pictured below.  I was almost finished making it when I thought "this doesn't look right".  My daughter was sitting nearby, so I showed it to her and asked, "What do you think this is?"

She answered:  "The letter U?"

"A necklace?"

"Christmas lights?"
NO.  *Sigh*

I told her tt's supposed to be a BUNTING.  She says she's never heard of a bunting.  *Sigh*

Okay, well, I know how it SHOULD look, so I'm going to try again tonight.  Come back tomorrow to view my new, improved bunting!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Woodland Creatures

Day #198
Hearts #205-206

I love all animals, so I wanted to try a few animal faces on these hand sewn, wool felt scissors fobs.  I've already done cats, and dogs are coming soon...I'm sure I will think of a few more that would look cute on a heart.

Fox and raccoon:

Friday, July 13, 2012


Day #195
Heart #204

I have a friend who likes swirls and spirals as design elements, so I made this wool felt scissors fob with her in mind.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Before and After

Day #194
Hearts #202-203

Here are two more wool felt scissors fobs that go together and tell a little story.



I sure do love birds and eggs!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Day #192
Heart #201

There's still time to enter the giveaway for a scissors fob on my other blog, Leslie's Art and Sew.  I will be choosing the three winners tomorrow (Wednesday, July 11th), so hurry and leave a comment if you haven't already.

In one of the comments on that post, a reader named Connie suggested I should make a fob with a mountain scene.  I loved that idea, so here it is: