Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happiness is..

a new Biscornu & this one is in lemon
yellow & blue. The front says
'Happiness is'. I gave this Biscornu a
a couple of new twists!

As you can see it is white on yellow
aida. But I did not use white
floss - instead I used 2 strands of white
candlewicking yarn. I was wanting
to try something new - so this Biscornu
became fair game. This yarn filled in the
aida cloth very well. It did not give me
anymore trouble to use than regular floss.

The back says 'me, u, us, we. It
is suppose to represent the entire
family - hubby, wife, & children, But
it is can also say my dear hubby, my dear wife,
my loving hubby, my loving wife. In other words
just for you & your dear hubby!

I used little yellow Swarvoski crystals.
You might not can see them but
the crystals do glow & shine.

Try not to mind my messy desk.
It sort of stays that way!

Here is the Biscornu's other
twist. Yes you guessed it - I
placed a magnet on the inside
just to hold a pair of small
embroidery scissors.

See - I am holding up the
biscornu. The scissors stay
onto the pincushion very well.

I hope you can see the words
better on this photo. White floss
on anything of color is hard to see -
but the results can be stunning.
This biscornu can be stitched & put together
in one day - that is if you have the time.
Instead of crystals try using jewelry, buttons,
or tassels to hang from each of those
quirky sides.
I will post the pattern in a few
days. Thanks for stopping by!
by Hopblogger

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Love your work and what a great idea to put a magnet inside.

Hopblogger said...

Marlene,
Thank you very much for your nice comments. It just came to me - to try something different. So far I havent heard of anyone putting a magnet inside of their Biscornu's or pincushions. Perhaps the magnet industry might consider making their magnets a touch stronger for the consumer. I think there is untouched ideas that can benefit from the use of them.

Carolyn NC said...

Very pretty and springy!

Hopblogger said...

Thank you Carolyn for the nice comment. It is getting closer to spring!

Pepper said...

Oh WOW! Hey Mom, that biscornu is some kind of beautiful!

Hopblogger said...

Thank you Pep, Its prettier than the photo. Come on over & look at it!

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Faith said...

It looks great I love it!

And a magnet ~ what a WONDERFUL idea!! :)

Congrats on a finish

Hopblogger said...

Faith, thank you very much for the nice comment.