about a week ago I was working on a project (actually, I was not using a seam ripper and using my little scissors to take out a seam) and one of my noisemakers asked me a question in the middle of it. As I looked up somehow the thread holding my pincushion strawberry onto my little scissors got in between the blades and “snip” I looked down right as the strawberry fell and bounced away from me pathetically a few feet away.
“NO! oh man REALLY? Poop. poop.poop...” to which my kid said "mom, stop it with the poop."
yeah yeah, i know.
anyways, for a few days I didn’t have anything on my little scissors, and I kept losing them. and losing them. it got a little annoying. I didn’t realize how important that little strawberry was.
So I sought out to make another one. BUT I was feeling a little on the festive side so I thought why the heck not make a tiny little pumpkin.
okay so here's what we need to make this little scissor charm:
-1 square at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (note if you want a bigger pumpkin to be more of a pincushion that hangs off the scissors then i would suggest going up to 3 1/2" by 3 1/2")
-thread. i used simply color orange from aurifil.
-small scrap of green for the leaves.
-DMC floss (green)
-Fray Check for the leaves
- hot glue gun
-small amount of stuffing needed.
first we are going to make that square into a circle
1. once i made my way around i gently pulled on the thread to create a sort of cup
2. next i got some stuffing and placed it inside the cup.
3. then i gently pulled on the thread all the way and then made sure it wouldn't open up but making a few stitches across the top of the opening.
-then i repeated
-tie off the thread with a know on top.
-going from the bottom up, thread the DMC floss through the middle of the pumpkin.
-return going back down through the pumpkin leaving a big loop on the top part of the pumpkin.
-unthread the needle
-on the bottom make a know so the floss stays in place.
-do the same to the top part of the pumpkin
you are done and now you can hang you're adorable little adorning pumpkin off your scissors.
yup, cute and festive.
now to think of something for the winter season...any suggestions???