Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hummingbird Triangle Scissors Case

This is another version of the Hummingbird Scissors Case. This one is designed for the folded, lined square assembly method that results in a triangular case. Linda of Litla Skvís has a great tutorial for this finishing technique on her blog. The dotted lines are not stitched - they just indicate where the flap will lay when closed although it won't be exact. The dashed lines are also not stitched - they are to show the approximate fold lines. The design features a second hummingbird stitched 1 over 1. Don't want to stitch over one? Replace with a charm or button (hummingbird, butterfly, dragonfly, etc.) or leave it off entirely. Have fun with the design - use beads for the flowers and eyes, change the colors, etc., etc. I used the same alphabet to personalize this version as I did for the first.

Here is a close-up detail of the 1 over 1 part of the chart:

Alphabet Chart

Here are the alphabets I've been using to personalize my charts.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hummingbird Scissors Pocket and Fob

Here is the first of the designs I've been working on. After many revisions, I think it is finally ready. I liked the first color scheme that I chose, but the colors didn't show up well on the fabric I wanted to use so I had to restitch several areas until I got the colors right. Feel free to change the colors to suit yourself and the fabric that you want to use! I used 28ct Natural Opalescent Cashel linen. I've included the alphabet and numbers for personalization and a couple of choices for matching scissor fobs. Knowing how slow I am about doing the actual finishing on a project, I decided to go ahead and post the chart now rather than wait until the scissors pocket is actually assembled.
Here is a preview of what the scissor case will look like when the flap is closed.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at what I've been working on. Charts and more pictures tomorrow.