Wanderer's to the Cabin

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A Stitchy Experiment

Now ever since I made my first needle roll a few weeks back I wondered if it would be possible to make a mini needle roll fob. I checked on the net and only found one design with a not so great picture, so knew they were out there.
I didn't give it much more thought until I saw Meari's latest blog post at Meari's Musings and saw her two little fobs hanging from her scissor/spoon display rack. Needless to say I got on my pattern maker program and started playing around with it until I came up with the design you see stitched up below.
I still need to work on some of the finishing if I plan to do more, but I don't think it's to bad of an out come for my first attempt. Maybe it should be smaller?


I stitched it on 28ct. white Monaco by Charles Craft with DMC threads and Mill Hill beads. I used Rhodes Heart's, Tent stitch, cross stitch and back stitch. I made the cord and tassel from DMC thread and tied it off with 1/16" purple ribbon. The design was only 2" square.

So, what do you think? Please be truthful, I can take it. I really appreciate all of the comments you leave behind after your visits. Thanks a bunch and Happy Stitching.

23 comments:

  1. It looks great. Love your design and colors you used. I still have not made a needle roll. It is on my learn to do list. I have done a little designing but in no way can I design as great as you did. Would love the pattern and make it my first needle roll...lol
    ~Mary in TX-ILCS

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  2. That is really cute. Great finish and a lovely idea too. Love the colours as well.

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  3. That is adorable....LOVE IT!!! I had never thought of doing a mini needleroll but now I have to give it a try too. I've done some mini biscornu's and you have really inspired me to try the needleroll idea.

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  4. Well how very clever, really like the green and purple together.

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  5. I think it is adorable. What will you use it for? I even like the colors you chose. Great job!

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  6. Yours turned out nice, Sandy. Mine were actually scissor fob kits that were made out of linen band.

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  7. What a great idea!!! I love it! The stitching is beautiful!

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  8. I think it is wonderful! I love the colours. I'm going to have to try and tackle a needle roll one day :D

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  9. Sandy, I love the pattern and the concept. You should sell your designs! Wanda in Edmonton

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  10. You have inspired me! I love your mini needleroll and I want to make one too! Mine will be a scissor fob and it will be only 1.5" in length.

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  11. You have inspired me! I love your mini needleroll and I want to make one too! Mine will be a scissor fob and it will be only 1.5" in length.

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  12. Looks like you have been an inspiration for others to give it a try! Great job.

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  13. Cute design. Congrats on creating and finishing your own design

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  14. Oh my Sandy it is adorable! It looks just fabulous!
    As for patterns. I am sure that any 2X2 or so pattern can be done this way. Try some of the free ones that are found on some of the french sites like: http://aurelle.over-blog.com/

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  15. Absolutely wonderful little fob. I love it!!

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  16. Love it!! Love it!!! I don't think it is too big. A very good idea. Purple is a good color.

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