Friday, August 21, 2009

The Squirrel (part) - Full Circle Designs


Design: The Squirrel (out of print)
Designer: Full Circle Designs
Threads: DMC as charted
Fabric: 28 count evenweave
Finish: Bourse

I stitched this for the Woodland Exchange over on Hooked on Exchanges. I took the centre portion of The Squirrel chart and used it for my project. I think I had hopes of stitching the squirrel as a matching scissor fob but making this took a lot of time!


I backed the piece with this fabric from my stash and folded the corners back. I secured them with stitching - the buttons are purely decorative!


I added ribbons in two colours, and the design hides itself away cleverly when they are gathered.


But it can be opened up and sits like a bowl when needed for storing bits and bobs.

This was my first bourse, and I enjoyed making it, although I don't think I got the proportions quite right.


CindyMae said...

You done an amazing job!! Fantastic work and it looks just simply gorgeous! Congrats!

valerie said...

Nic, your bourse is beautiful! You did such a great job and I'd never believe it was your first one!

Cole said...

Wow, that looks fabulous!

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