Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Scissor Fob

The Piney Woods are absolutely drenched today!  The big rain front rolled in from Texas and is taking its own sweet time moving out.  My yard is like a sponge- it "squidges" with every step.  The poor flowers have been pummeled and are pitiful.

Still, I am not one to let a dreary day smother my creative tendencies.  After the morning toad strangler moved through, a gentle rain settled in and the woods were carpeted with a glistening grey mist.  I pulled out a ball of size 8 DMC perle cotton in color #318, a small 2-hole abalone shell button and a 6mm silver-grey Swarovski bicone from the Atelier stashes and tatted this:

A fob for my Gingher scissors.

Something I may try is to stiffen this fob.  A multi-media art journaling friend recommended this stuff called "Amazing Fa-Brick".  I ordered a small bottle which arrived this morning.  Perhaps I'll have a chance to play with it when it's not so humid.  Have any of you, dear readers, used this stuff?  Amie (my friend) loves it and thinks it's fantastic. 

The rain has finally eased-up again, so I will try to get the dogs to go out & take care of "business" before the next rain wave hits.  Have a wonderful day and be sure to check the blog tomorrow as there may be something special for my readers posted!
Until then~
Happy Tatting!


  1. I`ll be very interested in the new stiffen stuff you ordered. Be sure to let us know if it works well! I am tatting jewellery right now and a good stiffener is hard to find!!

  2. I had not thought about little fob's for scissors and such, what wonderful ideas for next years gifts! you are so clever, I just love reading your blog! scissors, cell phones, jacket pulls, purse pulls, now I am just flooded with ideas, thank you :)

    I am always inspired by your blog, and truly love seeing what you come up with, you are a really talented person, and always make such beautiful things :X TY for being who you are :)

  3. That is a fabulous fob!!! Love the design!! :)

  4. So rich or thread I! Both...

  5. Lovely fob! Oh, this sure brightens the rainy weather!

  6. Beautiful fob, at least the rain should water the garden for you and make the weeds grow.

  7. Beautiful Rachel! I use the Fa-Brick and simply LOVE it! I use a stiff paint brush to "pounce" it into my piece instead of dunking it in the product. That way I can avoid getting things like the button or larger beads.