Happy Sunday to you dear friends! The other day I promised a freebie would be on the way... and here it is. It is a simple ditty... but sometimes simple is good for stirring the creative juices & get you inspired to do more.
For this freebie, I thought it would be nice to give you a couple of different finishing ideas ~ cross stitch and needle punch. FOBs are about 2 1/2 by 3 inches.
Stitch count ~ 37 by 46.... I stitched 2 over 2 on 32 count Lambswool linen. (I have yet to figure out how to show the legend online... floss colors are listed below.)
You may need to reduce this image for your FOB. I stitched with my Cameo Ultra Punch ~ MD needle... with 6 strands of floss.
Floss colors used are DMC.... 3781 Mocha Brown DK, 356 Terra Cotta MD, 355 Terra Cotta DK, and 3051 Green Gray DK. For the needle punch finish, I also added hints of 3021 Brown Gray V DK with the background of 422 Hazelnut Brown LT. Both finishes were stained in my walnut & spice mix after assembly.
I assembled the FOBs into tiny pillows by backing them with a scrap piece from an old army blanket. They have been filled (lightly) with more scraps of wool. (A little hint, use light scraps for the cross stitch pillow so it won't show through.) I do use my machine to put the pillows together... but LOVE the hand~finished look. So, for the cross stitch finish, I used some linen thread & made tiny 'x' stitches around the boarder. For the needle punch finish, I put a strip of wool (1/4 inch) to 'hide' the seam & stitched it on with my linen thread. For the hangers, I used inexpensive satin ribbon on one and a 1/4 inch strip of wool on the other. These were about 16 inches long, folded in half, knotted on the loose ends, and then stitched to one back corner.
Because these are lil' pillows, they do dual duty as pinkeeps too!
Wouldn't these make quick finishes to add to your holiday gifting? I hope you enjoy the freebies. Please remember, I love to see freebie finishes & love more to brag about them on my blog. So please share with me!
Many smiles & happy stitching to you....
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