November 5, 2005

Little Pink Houses for You and Me...


Today I stitched and finished the latest Essy's Friends Kit which is a Pink House fob. It is absolutely the cutest thing. It went together quite easily until I had to attach the ribbon. You insert the ribbon and whip stitch it but the instructions say for the bead to be on top of the ribbon. It took me a while to figure out how to get this to lay right and I ended up with two beads on top because I wanted to make sure the ribbon stays secured. Here is a close up so you can see the bead detail.

I went to Walmart this morning and of course they didn't have what I needed but I did buy a piece of foam core poster board and used that for finishing my ornament. It's probably going to be thicker than what was used in the directions but I just couldn't drive to Portland for just one thing. I have two more steps to finish it off which I hope to do this evening.

I also spent two hours raking and bagging leaves so my yard is once again clean but I have no expectation that it will stay that way for long. The trees in my yard are pretty much bare but my neighbor has an oak and they always hold onto their leaves the longest. Hopefully they will stay in her yard and not cross over the line!

10 comments:

cathymk said...

That's so cute... I'm still waiting for mine to arrive here in Australia! Congratulations!

Kiwi Jo said...

that's adorable Patti and your finishing looks great!

KarenV said...

Very cute Patti! I can't wait for mine to arrive either :)

Joanie said...

Hey Patti, that's TOO CUTE!!!
I am mad cause I didn't order this one and now it's RETIRED!!!! I love it though and you did such a beautiful job stitching and putting it together!
P.S. Now I am jealous (sorry...)

Isabelle said...

Aww, that's adorable! Great job!

Erin said...

Very sweet!

I hear you on the leaves...we have a HUGE maple tree in our yard that hangs on to its leaves until the snow falls, I swear. Of course, then we don't have to rake... hehehehe

Von said...

What a sweet little fob Patti!

I also fight the leaves this time of year. I don't mind the little maple leaves from my trees, but the neighbors have huge sycamore trees with equally huge leaves that are a tremendous pain to deal with. Maybe the wind will blow them off in the other direction! LOL!

Lelia said...

What a nice fob! Excellent ; )

Danielle said...

That is so lovely! I can't wait to stitch mine!! I had the same problem attaching the ribbon on a little fob that had beads on it. Mine turned out lopsided, but it is for me, so I guess I don't mind. I also finished stitching my SBEBB ornament--I just need to sew it now.

Racaire said...

Beautiful small pink house!