Lizzie Stitching Wallet SAL

I’m half way through stitching this section but it is so cute I had to share it with you!

Biscornu Scissor Fob

This is the final cross-stitching section as the next two sets of instructions are for making up the wallet. We’re making a biscornu scissor fob, I’ve made a biscornu once before (another scissor fob, photo on right) they are made from two squares but they are stitched together with corners in the centre of the sides, so you get a sort of zig-zag cube effect around the fob, fiddly but do-able!

I’ve just finished the first square, it’s got a little square of the hydrangea flowers in the centre with a variegated thread and bead design around the edge. It is so pretty! It always amazes me when I do something small like this as the centre is just 20 stitches each way, which is pretty small…but that still means there’s 400 stitches in this small area!!! It’s probably a good job I don’t work out stitch-counts for bigger projects!

The other side of the biscornu has a single lisianthus flower, with the variegated threads and beads in the corners. I’m presuming once it is made up we’ll have a lovely pattern of variegated threads around the edge.

I made a small change to my stitching wallet too. The only part of this design that was niggling me was my sequins down the spine. The instructions call for pearlised sequins, so I ordered some on the internet. Everyone else on facebook seems to have got sequins that co-ordinate beautifully with the pink and green colour scheme. Mine were distinctly blue! I kept them in hoping that as they were surrounded by more pink and green stitching, they would reflect more of those colours, unfortunately this didn’t seem to happen and they jumped out at me every time I looked at the wallet.

Last night I had an idea and after a bit of testing and playing, I decided it would work. I’ve got quite a few little pearl vintage buttons, some of them are particularly tiny. I found the smallest ones I could and stitched those on in place of the sequins. I had four very tiny ones and two slightly bigger, so I just arranged them in a pattern. I experimented with adding a darker pink star underneath (like the start on top of the sequins, but it was nearly all covered by the button, I also tried stitching the buttons on with the darker pink but in the end I just stitched them on with DMC 948 which is the ivory/pink shade used to stitch the edges and the hydrangeas.

If I happen to see two more tiny buttons before I stitch this up I might swop the bigger ones, but either way, I’m happy with the effect, I think they blend nicely with the pearl buttons, give it a bit of a vintage feel and follow along with the theme of a stitching wallet.

Hopefully I’ll stitch the final square this week so I can start stitching it together next week.

I’m linking up tomorrow with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been creating.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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25 Responses to Lizzie Stitching Wallet SAL

  1. claire93 says:

    I agree, those mother-of-pearl buttons blend in really well with the beads and the style of this design.

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  2. katechiconi says:

    The tiny buttons are very cute, and I agree, the sequins were too blue. I found them a bit incongruous but thought they were a design choice, so I’m relieved you’ve taken them off 🙂

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  3. KerryCan says:

    Such lovely delicate stitching and embellishment!

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  4. Kate says:

    This is so pretty! I love the buttons in place of the sequins, they look so much nicer.


  5. This piece is really coming to life now! I was a big fan of those sequins at the start but they looked more “pinky” than “bluey” to me then – Maybe it was the camera angles 🙂 The buttons blend in much better – a gamble that paid off 😀

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  6. Catherine says:

    Those tiny buttons are so cute! And they look and blend so well with your piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Debbie says:

    The pearl buttons look really good 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Crazyqstitcher says:

    The button choice is good and the work looks daintier. A joy to see.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. kathyreeves says:

    What a clever fix to use the buttons! This is such a lovely project all the way around!

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  10. Gail says:

    The little buttons are perfect! Just a beautiful project.


  11. Stunningly beautiful, I just cannot do cross stitch anymore, the charts and Aida is just too small to see. But your work makes me want to try again. Gorgeous!!


  12. Faby Reilly says:

    Brilliant idea, Margaret! And I just LOVE how they’re all different sizes!!


  13. CathieJ says:

    This is so very pretty. The beads look beautiful.


  14. Sarah says:

    The buttons look good. It’s a beautiful piece of embroidery.


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