2010 Fob - Shepherds Bush


What to do on a Rainy Sunday? Stumped for something to do? Well I thought I would do a little stitching and finishing and here are my results.

As you might see I made some changes, I didn't like the straw coloured fabric that came in the kit - now don't get me wrong I love straw fabric but this cutey seemed to me to cry out for a gentler, softer fabric and so I had a good ratch in my stash and came up with 'Mountain Rose' by silkweavers, this is 32ct linen.


The back of the design shows the fabric colours a little better I think, as you can see its a kind of bluey/grey/pink and I do like the stitched finish on this fabric better - I used all the recommended threads that came in the kit and I also used the wonderful over-dyed silk ribbon and the tiny little amethyst beads, it says in the kit that they are teal coloured  beads, but to my eyes they are definitley amethyst not a greeny colour at all (which is what I think teal is - my car is teal blue and its not purple LOL). As you can see I have also treated myself to the ginghers, though not engraved ones, they are such lovely colours on the handles - reminded me a little of Renoir colour choices in his paintings.


37 comments:

Christine said...

What a beautiful fob, and the scissors are pretty gorgeous too

Barbi said...

Such a lovely fob! And it goes perfectly with your gorgeous gingher!

Christina said...

This is beautiful Su - I adore the ribbon edging, so delicate.

Susan said...

Wow - those scissors are beautiful! I love your finish, Su, and I think you're right with the change of color of the linen - it suits this design perfectly.

staci said...

Gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Beautiful fob!!!
I love the ribbon edge!!
So pretty!!!

valerie said...

Great finish Su! This design didn't appeal to me at first but after the recent happenings, perhaps I should buy it as a reminder of better times. I def. like it better on this soft blue you used!

Patti said...

Absolutely gorgeous SB fob Su. The ribbon edging and is perfect and I'm sure you are right about the fabric because it looks perfect on this and I wasn't keen on it when it was done on the fabric SB choose for it.
Love
Patti xxx

corinna said...

i believe you were born with stitching zen! :-)

JOLENE said...

Such beautiful work as always, it looks like a fun one. Love those scissors, too. Smiles....

Karen said...

Such a sweet finish!

Melanie said...

Just gorgeous! :)

wiewiórka said...

Beautiful liitle thing - great job, Su!

cheers :)

Jane said...

Another beautiful fob to add to your collection, Su. Well done!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful finish, Su! I do like your fabric choice!

Sherry said...

Just lovely and such a sweet delicate design!

Giovanna said...

So pretty! Congrats on this lovely little finish!

Barb said...

Su oh I adore that , lovely finish as usual ,I think we would all faint if you did anything less than perfect .You may come and sit in my garden anytime!
Hugs

Deb said...

Very sweet Su. I just love that ribbon edging! It's perfect for the piece.

Mary said...

Gorgeous! Stitched and finished to perfection!

Rachel said...

Delightful, and beautifully finished - well done!

Gladys Creativa said...

Hello! the fob is wonderful, I like it so much!
Each day I like more this designs!

Dovilė said...

beauty:)

Vaida said...

Cute little finish! I always admire your finishes - and I know, that small things are often (or almost always) more difficult to finish than big ones

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful fob! And the finishing is great!

Sally said...

That is just gorgeous Su. I bought this one and really feel the need to start it now I've seen yours:)

Julie said...

Perfection! and so lovely with those ginghers

Siobhan said...

Sweet finish, Su! Love the pictures, too.

Kim B said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

unikat said...

Beautiful!

Katherine said...

Very lovely indeed. Thanks for sharing.

pat said...

all very beautiful and elegant
ciao Pat

Anonymous said...

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Teri said...

What a lovely and delicate looking finish!

Meadows08 said...

Your finishing and stitching and photography are beautiful! I've been wanting to try the ruched ribbon trim...this has inspired me to give it a go.

Karan said...

Love your changes - much nicer fabric choice. Another very pretty finish... & a very nice pair of scissors too. :0)

Manuela Albanese said...

Lovely !!!

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