Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Eureka!

Today...I took this little bunny, gave him a wash, ironed on some interfacing, sewed on a button, seam-sewed the edges together, stuffed it with Lavender and walnut shells and edged it with silk ribbon and petite seed beads...

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...to create this fob! It turned out exactly as I wanted it to look. And I finally have a finish to share.


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Design ~ The Littles "Bunny"

Designer ~ Bent Creek

Fabric ~ 32 count Daffycat-Dyed Lugana

Fiber ~ DMC, Dinky Dyes Silk Ribbon, Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads

Finish ~ Walnut Shell & Lavender Stuffed Scissor Fob


The edging was inspired by Valerie, of Fog City Dweller. Remember Valerie sending me the sweetest little fob for her blogoversary giveaway? I really loved the edging and wanted to try something similar. Thank you, Valerie!


I searched every store in town looking for ribbon that would work and could find nothing suitable. A plea on my blog sent Glenna, of Eye of the Needle into action and she found the perfect silk ribbon for me. Thank you, Glenna...it worked perfectly!


Isn't that edge treatment fun? The random swirls, spaces and beads really appeal to me. So ~ all in all, this little bunny fob was a joint effort and I'm so pleased with the results! *happy dance*




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89 comments:

Chris said...

Beautiful finish! The ribbon is perfect!!!!

Christine said...

Thats adorable! The ruffled ribbon edge is just beautiful

Theresa said...

Such a cute little finish!!!!!
The ribbon edging is just perfect~~~

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. The edging is stunning - lovely colour.

Lynn said...

Very cute finish! Gotta love the spring/summer projects! Thanks for sharing it with us!

CalamityJr said...

I love it all - from your own dyed fabric to the ribbon and beads for finishing - it's gorgeous!

Jan said...

OMG, that is so cute! I like the way that ribbon looks. I just saw Glenna earlier this week. Isn't she the cat's meow!?

Kathy A. said...

Priceless my dear absolutely priceless. You have done a wonderful job. Enjoy that Happy Dance.

Justflo said...

Lovely finish, like your trim very effective. Good reason for a 'Happy Dance'

Flossy said...

That's a very cute fob! I love how you've finished it :)

Flossy x

Cath said...

It's gorgeous . Well done .
Isn't it great when everything comes together . X

Yvon (jioya) said...

This is a great bunny-fob, i love the edge treatment and maybe i will try it myself.

Hugs Yvon.

Tatkis said...

Such a cute bunny fob! I love your idea with ribbon and beads finishing!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Annette said...

I love it.... I LOVE IT... so beautifull made!!

Joanna said...

It's beautiful. I love the edging and the stitching, as well as the color of the fabric.

Von said...

Excellent finish!! I love all things silk and this silk ribbon puts an extra special touch to your fob. :)

Robin said...

I have one word for your finish...gorgeous!

Shelley said...

That is so cute! Usually when something is solid stitched, I don't bother about the fabric color. For some reason I never realized how you could leave a border of it showing. I love how this turned out on the green! And your ribbon looks great. Have to try that method some time.

Lisa said...

Cute bunny... love it.

Mouse said...

ooooo well done on the fob finish :)the ribbon matches beautifully .. did you have any problems with it at all ????love mouse xxxx

Nancy said...

Very cute finish! You are right that ribbon is just the perfect touch!

Barbi said...

It's adorable!!!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Well done you, lovely finish.

Erica said...

What a stunning fob - and I love the edging! Beautiful work!

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! Would love to see a tutorial on the bead/ribbon edging. The bunny is so cute!

Margaret said...

I love it! Love the design, and I love how you finished it! Beautiful!!! Valerie and Glenna are the best!

Susan said...

Cute design and love the ribbon edging. I'll have to borrow that idea for some of my finishes.

BubzRugz said...

Lovely fob... the silk ribbon edging is georgeous.... just gives it that extra little something...
Hugz

Anne said...

Your edging looks amazing! Love the added touch of the beads and the bunny is adorable. Beautiful finish Sharon!!!

Glenna said...

I'm so glad it worked out! He's cute as a button!

Jenny said...

That is simply 100% adorable! Congrats on a super-sweet finish!

Kate said...

Very cute - congratulations on the finish.

Karen said...

As always...that is a cute finish! Love the finishing on it too. You're always so creative.

Lizy said...

Hi,
you are such a creative person!!!! Sucha pretty finish!!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sharon that fob is just awesome!!!

Lynn said...

Your bunny fob is so adorable! I love your use of the silk ribbon for trim. Very nicely done!

Silverlotus said...

Wow, that is really, really pretty. I love the ribbon finish.

Evelyne said...

It's very cute !! I love the ribbon.
Happy stitching

gracie said...

Wonderful finish...

staci said...

That little bunny is so, sooo cute! I love the way you finished it and love that edging...awesome!

Loralynn said...

What a charming finish!

mainely stitching said...

Very, very cute!!

Myra said...

Now that is one cute fob! Congrats on a fabulous finish.

Carolyn said...

Absolutely ADORABLE, Sharon! I love your ribbon edging ( I haven't tried the ruching yet) and the beads....all of it is just beautiful, along with your beautiful stitching. Love it!! HUGS

valerie said...

Cute finish! It looked familiar. lol I really love the mauve ribbon edging and it is fun to do. I need to do more finishes like that.

~*Shar*~ said...

This is so pretty hun; I love it. The ribbon is perfect. I love the beading and ribbon.

Hugs, Shar

Ziggyeor said...

Ohh what a cute little finish! And I love how you did the ribbon!

Dee said...

It is just simply beautiful! Congrats on the finish!

Friendship Crossing said...

That bunny looks adorable Sharon! How cute and what a darling finish. I still need to try that one.

Tanya

Claudette497 said...

It looks fantastic - I may try this myself!

Annemarie said...

Weeeee, congrats on a super finish!

Elisa said...

Now that is a cute finish! I love ruched ribbon trims too xx

Nancy said...

This is so pretty and very sweet!

Carol said...

Oh, he is just darling, Sharon. I'm stitching this piece right now too--wasn't it fun! Your ribbon trim is perfect for him--beautiful job :)

Bekca said...

This really is a lovely finish, and how kind of your friends to lend a hand to its completion :) Happy stitching to you!

stitch_days said...

I agree - that silk ribbon edge finish is just lovely. Thank you for sharing your inspiration from Valerie (with a little help from Glenna)
Rita E in AZ

ArchangelDecker said...

Awesome finish! I've never been able to finish projects like that. I'm so jealous! :)

Julie said...

So adorable, love the ruffled edge, must have been fob making week last week LOL

Pumpkin said...

Okay, he is just TOOOOOO adorable for words! You're luck you have a good hold of him Sharon or else my grubby little hands would be snatching him ;o)

lynda said...

I love that ribbon-ed edge! What an adorable fob!

Michelle said...

So cute - lovely finish!

Melanie said...

Love it!!!!!

geeky Heather said...

Darling!! Did it take forever to do that edging??

Joysze said...

This is sooooooooo darling, Daffycat! Love, love, love it... and that edging is absolutely fab! :D

Sheila said...

Fab...the colours are gorgeous and I love th funish.

Sheila

Blu said...

What a cute deign! Love what you've done with the ribbon! Swirls and beads and such a yummy purple! It adds such a fancy touch!

Suzanne said...

How very cute and what a great finish!

Sally said...

That is so incredibly cute! Love how you've finished it.

Lisa said...

What a cute finish, lovely bunny fob. The finishing looks fantastic, but very complicated, I've only just done my first beaded edge, never tried the fancy ribbon before. One day...

Rhona said...

What a great finish. Love the ribbon and bead edging....will have to try that sometime, if I'm brave enough!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I love this! It is so cute and the colors perfect.
Hugs

Sarah Beth said...

Absolutely love your blog and the whimsical animals you stitch

BrendaS said...

Cute cute finish. Love the ribbon edging

Karen said...

I LOVE it! that is perfect!

Doris said...

really beautiful finish!! i like the curly ribbon edge, look great!

Lisa said...

So cute. Great job!

zoomcity said...

I adore this. Great job, team!! :)

Carolyn NC said...

You should be pleased - it's adorable!

bunnystuff said...

Love it! The ribbon edging is perfect!
Have a great weekend!
Jaimie

Meari said...

Very cute finish, indeed!

How did you sew the ribbon on?

Colorado Stitcher said...

Your fob came our wonderfully. I love the edging too.

moreofhim said...

That is just beautiful!! Now I want to make one! lol

Blessings - Julie

Siobhan said...

That is so cute! Great job. I love the edging!

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love the random pink edging - and thet ribbon is such a wonderful colour... Hmmm, dinky dyes ribbons...

Angela P said...

How on earth did I miss this one? LOL! This is such a super cute finish Sharon, I simply love that edging :)

awikkidwomanswords said...

Such a cute finish, wish my finishes looked as nice

Robin said...

Wow! You really inspire me! I love your little bunny and the finish is too too cute.

Nick said...

What a wonderful finish! I love the ribbon around the edge!

SilverCuteDwarf said...

I like it so much! Wonderful fob!