Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Scissor Fob and Upcycling



I'm slowly sorting to downsize and came across 
a handwoven wool and silk dresser scarf
that an overnight guest had set coffee on and ruined.
(To be fair, my putting it in the washer finished it off).
Anyway, I stuck it in the Salvation Army bag 
but removed it after I started thinking about making
 a scissor fob with it.
A fob is a small ornament attached to a chain and the
idea of a scissor fob is for bling, but also for easy location and 
identification: these are mine! 
This is what I started with:

 
Isn't the material lovely?
Then, I cut out two hearts.
Lastly, I blanket stitched the two together in a DMC colour similar to the cloth.
If you look closely the stitch almost gives it a delicate lacy edge.
The chain is six strands of DMC.
Beautiful and simple.
 I didn't think I was a fob girl until now!
I could make a dozen more with the material remaining but I
think I will let my creative juices stew on other possibilities.

We have more snow falling today, but not the frigid temps slowing up the US.
Bundle up if you must go out and cover that face too...





3 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

sweet little heart fob!
L

acorn hollow said...

Sweet scissors fob!
Cathy

Prims By The Water said...

How fun to re-purpose this vintage fabric! You did a great job creating this scissor fob. Janice