Wednesday, October 17, 2018

*NEW* Festive Little Fobs : Christmas Edition

A Cardinal, Poinsettias, the Nativity (complete with blue-jeans wearing Joseph), Christmas trees, and Wreaths of Holly and Bells are all represented in this little set of small motifs. Perfect for making scissor fobs or ornaments for your tree, this is a continuation of my ongoing series of tiny designs for you to make for yourself and your stitching friends.

This series, unlike the others that I’m in the midst of, has a clear start and finish, as well as a total number of volumes. There will be 12 total, one for each month of 2018. Some will be seasonal, the rest will have general themes, good for any time of year. The intent is for there to be a whole lot of littles that you can stitch for friends and/or that you can fill a little tree with. Imagine if you worked your way through this entire series; with at least 9 different motifs per chart, that’s a total of 108 little ornaments or fobs that you could fill an old feather tree with. Or 108 friends that you could spoil with the labors of your hands.

I’ve included basic instructions for a few of the fob finishes, but I encourage you to explore the internet on your own for the fabulous DIY tutorials there are out there on Floss Tube and Pinterest. I’m far from being an expert finisher, and easily confess that my methods aren’t new. The Silver Dollar finish might be original, but the other finishes are the same that are already out there. If you’re not a person that likes to finish their own stitching, I’m sure you can find a willing person out there to do it beautifully for you for a fee.

Each new theme will remain a mystery until the date of it’s release, but I think you’re going to love them all!

Stitch Count Varies: Approximately 30 x 30 or smaller for each fob

Models stitched with one thread over two
on Weeks Dye Works’ 36ct. Parchment

Using threads from Weeks Dye Works:
Blue Jeans, Bluecoat Red, Collards, Fawn, Grits, Havana, Lichen, Mascara, Mocha, Oscar, Red Rocks, Skinny Dip

Conversion to DMC included with the chart.

Additional Materials Suggested:
US Silver Dollar, Acid Free Card Stock, Acid Free Gluestick,
Felted Wool, Large Lobster Clasp

Trims from Lady Dot Creates:
Mini RickRack: Vanilla
RickRack: Mossy, Mother Lode, Sizzle
Mini Pom: Mother Lode

Ribbons used are all Hug Snug seam bindings:
Dark Olive Green, Havana Brown, Medoc

This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will soon be in the hands of my distributors and the shops on my auto ship list. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email:


Robin in Virginia said...

What a wonderful set you have created for December, Beth!

Dawn said...

So cute! These are sure to be great gifts.