Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mini Biscornu Beaded Scissor Fob and some general info

I have quite a few mini biscornu charts and I would love to make some beaded scissors fobs attaching to them. Here is my first try. I had a hard time take pictures, I don't have a macro function with my digital camera to take some detailed pictures. I do carry all the supplies to make one in my web site, you just need to come up with your beads or you purchase the beads that I carry. I will have more examples in August and September. When I get a chance, I may do a simple tutorial with pictures. Of course, there are many different ways to make a beaded scissors fobs, and this is my version.

You don't need any special tool in my version.It will only take less than 15 minutes to make one. The most time consuming part is to decide what beads to use and the order of the beads.


1. Bead Tips... use to start and end the threads. I tied a few knots and then thread a seed bead to secure the threads, tied a few more knots before closing the "tip". (This eliminates the use of crimp beads or crimp tool and your ending threads are neatly hidden and secured inside the bead tips.

2. Beading thread, Lobster Clasp, beading needle

3. Beads, spacing beads, charms, and bead flower caps (optional)

It is a lot of fun and it does not cost a lot of money to make one.

Friday, July 30, 2010

More Uptown Girl Scissors, Little House Needlework Sept and Oct Sampler Kit, and Beading Accessories

I have just added more selection of the Uptown Girl Scissors, these will be sold as a set of 3 scissors. Little House Needlework September and October Sampler kit will be mailed out around August 14. I have added Matt Resin Heart and it can be used as charm. Beading accessories bead tips, 3mm corrugated bead spacer and bead flower caps are added. I will show a finish of a beaded scissor fob using those supplies in my next post.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Anita's Stitching with ThreadworX 1156 Botanic Garden and Caron Wildflowers Cerise

I love hardanger designs but I don't care for the cut work. So here it is a hardanger Bicornu without cutting. I stitched it with ThreadworX 1156 Botanic Garden with Quaker light sand linen and Mill Hill beads and it turned out very pretty. The round pincushion is my first try of this type of finishing, it is so easy and I am working on my second one. The pincushion is stitched with Caron wildflowers Cerise.

Presencia Perle Cotton size 5 and 8 in 50 grams

100% mercerized Egyptian long staple cotton. Compare to both DMC and Anchor brand perle cotton. Finca Perle cotton is a more substantial thread, is mercerized for an exceptionally high luster and is carefully plied to resist splitting. Colorfast, Bleachfast and Shrinkfast. Suggested Uses of Perle Cotton: Knitting; Crochet; Needlepoint; Punchneedle Embroidery; Hardanger; Edge Stitching; Tassel making.

These are "Bulk" quantity:

Presencia Perle Cotton Size 5 50 grams equals to 242 yards (221 meters).

Presencia Perle Cotton Size 8 50 grams equals to 385 yards (352 meters).

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Caron Wildflowers and Waterlilies, New Prairie Schoolers charts are here

I have added Caron Wilderflowers and Waterlilies to the web site, I love those threads and I use them often. The New Prairie Schoolers designs are here and they are ready to mail:

The Prairie Schooler charts are:

Prairie Schooler 2010 Santa
Prairie Schooler Snowy Nights
Prairie Schooler To All a Good Night

Friday, July 16, 2010

Two new Blackbird charts, Little House Peppermint Twist Ornament, 2 new scissors and 3 new charm packs

New charts are Blackbird Anniversaries of the Heart#6 "Happy Birthday", Rose Garden, Little House Needlework September Ornament "Peppermint Twist":

New Scissors are: 5" Solingen Germany Scissors and Santa Scissors:

New Charms added: These are great charms to attach to gifts that you made to your friends... Made with Love charms in silver and gold, Made for You charms in Silver:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Victoria Sampler Biscornu Set, Counting your blessing Etui, New Lizzie Kate Christmas Rules Double Flip and a new Uptown Girl Scissors

I will be carrying Victoria Sampler designs. If there is any chart that you like to purchase, please email me for the details.

These 2 designs will be availabe in August. The Biscornu set will cover 3 different types of Biscornu finishing, 15 sides, 8 sides and 6 sides. The Count your blessing Etui reads "“Count your life by smiles not tears. Count your age by friends not years...”

Lizzie Kate New Christmas Rules Double Flip, part 1 and part 2 will be here soon.

A new scissors is called Uptown Girl Scissors will be here next week as well.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

3 Scissors Fobs idea for the new Cat Scissors

I looked through my stash and came up with 3 cat theme designs. I made them into scissors fobs. It took me a few evenings to finish the stitching and the finish work. I think they are perfect for the new Cat Scissors:

The second scissors fob is stitching one over one thread.