First up the Japanese Etui - a biscornu, a scissor keeper and a pinkeep. All cute but on my "never-to-be-repeated" list as the instructions and chart are terrible. I do like the little pins for the pinkeep though. The little Japanese ladies dancing along the edge of the fan are really cute.
The bead slides up and the head rises to free the scissors from the body of the scissor keep. Not immensely practical but they are to live in my curio cupboard so practicality isn't essential.
And the back...
See what I mean about the chart - don't you think that if you had designed it you'd have made it fit the fan shape better??? I'm not happy but I'm not repeating either.
Next up is the Stitching Toblerone - I found this one on the internet a long time ago and it was to be my project for stitching at Embroiderers Guild meetings this year. But it is already finished and has been on a visit to the Guild "new work" table so now I need to choose another project. Tonight I will go through the box into which I put all my "want to do in 2012" pieces and choose the next project.
This toblerone was a fun stitch and easy to construct. Despite the instructions being in French, the photographs were excellent and I am really pleased with the finished result.
Inside I used fabric from my stash and was pleased it coordinated so well. I stitched with my favourite DMC 115 and even found some red handled scissors to match. The cord to hold the scissors is fastened with a small press stud and the button holding the flannel piece is a red bobbin shape. Wasn't that a grand coincidence!
The front had the word Amitie and I changed that for what you see here. I made a finger knotted cord for the ties and pilfered the gold end beads from a small bag in my drawer.