Sunday, November 16, 2008

~*Symple Scissor FOB Freebie-S*~

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.


© primitivebettys
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.)


© primitivebettys
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....

Betty

26 comments:

  1. Betty,
    Your creativity just floors me everytime I see something new from you! I think I might just have to give your Symple Scissor Fob a try. It's been ages since I've done anything other than rug hooking or spinning. Thank you for your freebies (and creativity!)
    Naomi-CT
    Ravens Gate Primitives

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  2. This is wonderful! Thank you so much Betty! BTW, the give a way is in the mail! *grin*

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  3. Thank you...I have to try these, I think they would also look adorable on a prim tree:)
    Rondell

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  4. Betty,
    Thank you so much for sharing this darling design with us! You are so creative and generous! I want to stitch this soon!

    Sharyn :-)

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  5. Oh, Betty! I love it!! Guess what's next up on my list this weekend! :D

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  7. Betty, your designs & stitchery are truly wonderful, I love to look at what you've done.

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  8. Betty LOVE the freebie! Thank you so much. Wow, new release and this beautiful fob. : )

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  9. Thank you Betty~ What a wonderful idea thanks for sharing!
    :)Ginger

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  10. Just recently found your blog ...and I am so happy to have found it...Wonderful and primitve stitcheries... lots and lots of inspiration...:o) and now a freebie...thankyou so much...:o)

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  11. Thanks Betty. Think I will stitch this up tonight.

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  12. I love how both finishes turned out...so cute! Thank you!!!

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  13. Hey Betty! I love the scissor fob ~ it's perfect, and I especially love the punchneedle. I love Russian punchneedle and have many pieces that I need to finish-finish.

    The freebie you've given with respect to the punchneedle, could also be used or embroidery, correct?

    BTW - please check out my blog (http://julieskeepsakes.blogspot.com)
    You've been TAGGED!

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  14. Thank you Betty...I always enjoy looking at your blog, and all your creativity. You are something.
    I am working on Christmas planners this week on my blog...you know...trying to get organized for the Holidays. I would love to cross stitch a cover for my planner, I used old vintage postcards instead...but I love stitching! My hubby is always stepping on needles, oooh sorry!
    Love the new freebie and thank you!
    Debbie

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  15. Oh Thank you Betty! Just beautiful! I have just started doing the charted patterns, my mom done them years ago. I just love your patterns!!

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  16. Betty~ When you find a spare moment stop over at my blog I have an award for you!
    :)Ginger

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  17. How sweet and thank you for sharing that with us- you are so kind!

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  18. What a sweet pattern, I love it and can't wait to make one. Thanks for another great freebie!
    blessings, kathy

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