I have another finish to share! I made a cute little scissor fob out of Lilybet's Joy freebie design. This is stitched over one on 28 count tea-dyed Monaco. There is a trio of snowflakes on the reverse. Tiny, it's around 1 inch by 2 inches! I stuffed this with crushed walnut shells and a bit of Lavender. So sweet and precious!
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Crushed walnut shells isn't found in the needlework or crafts department. You get this in the pet section, sold as litter for cages. It is usually with the bird stuff but I have seen it sold as reptile litter as well. It smells lovely, isn't dusty and has a nice weight to it. One bag will last you just about forever. Here is a link to it on Amazon in case you don't have a pet shop near you.
When I go to stuff an item with walnut shells I use a funnel and a cup. I stitch my item up to leave a small hole and poke the end of the funnel through and pour it in. It likes to clog the funnel so go slow or you will have it everywhere! Fill your item as full as you want it; full and tight or loose and floppy ~ both work. This little fob was stuffed as "packed tight" as I could get it.
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What a cute little project.
I love it! I've stitched this freebie several times in the past and is one of my favourites but never thought to make it into a fob! What a great idea!
Love it! And I love using walnut shells to stuff my things, especially little ones. It gives them some "oomph". : )
One year the Joy design was my Christmas ornament for friends. I love it. Your's is so wee. Great stitch.
Love your finish! I've got to get me some of this walnut litter as well.
Cute fob! The pin cushions on my latest post given to me by my mother are stuffed with lizard litter. I love the feel. She bought a BIG bag on the Internet, she will be making LOTS of pin cushions. :-)
We both posted blogs today entitled "Joy" and they were both different designs. Nice scissor fob.
Mine is at cathycrossstitch.blogspot.com
what a happy little treasure! Thanks for making my day and keeping me inspired. Now how will I hid a bag of bird litter in my stitching corner?
Daffy its cute!
Great stuffing idea!! Love the finish.
I love using the crushed walnut shells. Had to use them for a BBD pinkeep & yes, a funnel is a must & they do end up all over the place if you aren't careful : ) Love the fob! Blessings, Shirlee
Thank you for the hint about using walnut litter. I purchased some to stuff pincushions and hope to get to finishing them soon, so your hint will come in handy.
Pretty scissor fob!
A gorgeous finish. Thanks for the tip about walnut shells.
Lovely finish - thanks for the information on the stuffing too.
Lovely little fob
Its really cute and looks great x
I use poly fil fiber fil for stuffing my projects..I would be afraid with the shells..might drop the item and step on it..ouch..done it before
pretty! never thought of walnut shells as filling... must give a nice feeling to your fob!
It's a lovely stitch!!
And the idea of using walnut shells... I have to try ;))
What a sweet finish! Great job.
aww it is so sweet..
have a lovely week dear xx
Your scissor fob is beautiful! I love that little tree.
That is so cute, Sharon. I'm going to look for the crushed walnut shells. It is such a great idea....especially with the lavender.
I love it! It's so cute and little!
I've stitched lots of those Joy designs as ornaments - never thought about making a scissor fob - great idea!
I just love this tiny fob, Sharon--thanks for the Amazon link, too!
What a great little project! Thanks for the tip about the walnut litter AND the funnel - I would have made a complete mess!!!
Adorable, thanks for the tip where to get the walnut shells, will be on the lookout for some next time i am out.
Oh, love your little project of the Scissor Fob! I didn't know there was Walnut Litter. :)
What a great idea to use the walnut shells. I will check my local pet shop if they have any.
Did you know that walnut is also a natural insect repellent? (I don't know if it applies to the shells as well)
What a cutie! Nice finish Sharon!
I don't think the design is available anymore. There's a posting on the website pages saying she isn't designing anymore.
Your scissor fob is adorable, though!
Great tip for filling the fobs. I'm going to have to get me some of those crushed walnut shells.
Soooo cute!! I went looking for the walnut filling last year and couldn't find it in the pet stores here in Canada. I bought some on a trip to shop in the US but I'm really glad to find out I can order it on Amazon. Thanks!
Thank you for posting where to get this. Blackbird Designs loves to use this in their pincushions and I've been all over trying to find it.
Thanks so much! :)
Very cute! Thanks for the tip on where to find the walnut shells!
Cute fob, love it!
That is so tiny and sweet. Great finish.
I'll have to check out more pet shops for the walnut shells. I went to Walmart and they didn't have any!?!? Gorgeous tiny scissor fob Sharon!! So cute and teeny :D
Beautiful scissor fob. I did not realize that was what was used for walnut shells, thanks for the info, I thought I needed to go out and crush some.
That is so cute Sharon!
That is absolutely adorable!!!!
I've always been on the lookout for these but haven't found them yet. I wonder if they're available in Canada?
What a sweet scissor fob! Love it!
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