Today I am sharing my first "real' floss tag I made for Sharlotte . What a crazy story, I made her one very similar to the one I am now posting, as the first one I sent to her was lost in the mail. So, I started round "2", I guess a little practice never hurt anyone, right? (I am just realizing I forgot to take a photo of the pretty paisley fabric I put on the back.)
Actually I took these photo's sitting in the truck trying to put together her package while my husband was in line at the post office saving me a place. It was the Saturday before Christmas so the post office was really busy. I guess in all the hurrying I was doing trying to get her card signed and the package already to go, I just forgot to snap a photo of the back. Darn it!! I was trying my hardest to get it to her before Christmas, but it didn't make it to her until yesterday the 28th.
On the original floss tag that was lost in the mail I put some velvet rick rack around the edges. This time I did the finishing a little different. I purchased some hand dyed wool and cut it into 1/4" strips and then I cut each strip into 1/4" pieces by snipping it from side to side creating almost little 1/4" square pieces of wool. Then I took some thread and wove them back and forth pulling it into a twisted edging. Then I hand stitched it to the edge. I hope that made sense. This way it kind of made a frame on the edges rather than just something to cover up the edges of the two pieces that were glued together.
All in all, I think it turned out ok. I really struggled on trying to put the hole for the eyelet in this piece. I guess I was just scared of actually cutting the fabric and ruining it. But everything turned out good. Whew!!!
Thanks again Sharlotte for the beautiful strawberry pincushion/scissor fob, I LOVE it!!! I hope you enjoy your floss tag. Until next post, thanks for visiting my blog and happy stitching!!!