Friday, February 6, 2009

Heart Scissor Case



Three separate designs and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. I thought about turning each into a separate ornament and then it came to me. . . TA DA . . . I LOVE beads. Since the theme is love, and I love beads, I decided to make something embellished with lots and lots of beads on it. So this is what evolved - a scissor/needle case - to hold a special pair of scissors and beading needles. Well, the scissors aren’t really special, but they’re small and used just for beadwork.

The larger design (back of the case) is a perfect introduction to specialty stitches. Each tiny heart is created using a different stitch – satin stitch, fern stitch, sprats head, queen stitch, smyrna, and more. The how-to diagrams on the chart are excellent! If you’ve never tried specialty stitches then the “Love” design on the back of the case is a perfect ‘try-me’ piece! I encourage you to try this tiny sampler – it is FUN to do! If you don’t want to make a project, just pull out a piece of scrap fabric and experiment with the stitches – you won’t be bored. Find a favorite and you can stitch up a little ornament, pincushion, or scissor fob . . . or . . . or . . .well, you get the idea. GO FOR IT!


The two rectangular designs, “All You Need is Love” (on the back) and “JeTaime” (the flap) are freebies from The Drawn Thread found here. The heart design is the February 2009 pinkeep design from Les Grilles de Maryse. Silk threads (leftover from a previous project), 28 ct pink Jubilee, and beads were used. Green cotton flannel lines the case and a plastic bead rope surrounds the back of the case. The heart design was stitched 1 over 1.

24 comments:

  1. What a lovely and creative way to combine the three designs! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing

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  2. All of your embroidery is beautiful! Congratulations. I am glad that I found out your blog!
    Monika from Hungary

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  3. Very nice combination of the three designs and your finishing again is great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Your stitching is beautiful and I love your finishes.

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  5. wow your work is just amazing, i luv your finishes! you are an inspiration! im also glad i have found your blog :o)
    luv from olga.

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  6. Welcome to blogland. Lovely stitching and finishing - the chocolate covered cherries look delicious and what a cute way to decorate the button!

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  7. What a wonderful idea!!!
    I love your finishes and for sure will be back often~~

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  8. welcome to blogland
    You're stitching is amazing, love how you combined 3 lovely designs together. Love the choc. covered cherries and that button is so cute, you're so clever!

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  9. Gorgeous stitching, beautifully finished. I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  10. That's beautiful. Love your finishing.

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  11. Found you through Cross Stitch Happy's site!
    She is right, you're pieces are beautiful!!
    Incredible finishes! Love your blog and I've added you to mine:)

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  12. Congrats on your new blog Candace! Your work and finishing is lovely! Will be visiting here often for inspiration. Warm regards from Ronel, South Africa.

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  13. Gorgeous job - love how you put all these together. And you chose two of my favorite designers!

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  14. Hi, Candace
    Found your blog through Fiona's. I absolutely love the way you've incorporated the Drawn Thread pattern into your scissors keep. I've completed my pattern into a hanging ornament which is up for grabs on my current giveaway at www.xangles.wordpress.com. Thanks for the inspiration.This is definitely one I'll try.
    Pokua

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  15. Wow - that's beautiful! Well done on your finish!

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  16. I've just found your blog while hopping around and I'm so pleased that I have. Your stitching is beautiful and I love the way that you have finished your pieces.

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  17. Oh wow this is my first visit to your blog but I will be back to see more of your stunning stitching and finishing.

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  18. Your stitching and finishing is amazing. I love your blog and shall make ia favorite of mine. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  19. Welcome to blogland and your work is stunning. I'm in awe of your beautiful stitching and finishing. Glad I found your blog & will plan to visit again.
    Have a great weekend,
    Barb in TX

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  20. What a great finish!!! The Love chart is coming up quickly on my "to do" list too. I love the way you incorporated all three charts :)

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