Friday, December 16, 2011

Lovely Little Fobs

I recently posted that I did some finishing work for someone.  I was asked to finish 13 fobs for a Christmas swap.  Theresa did a fine job stitching these lovelies and I beaded them for her.  She stitched them in Christmas colors so I color coordinated the beads to match.  I just got word from Theresa that everyone loved their little gifties.  I am so happy!  The pictures below show the stages of the fob making process.  I always use glass beads and the fobs are whip stitched while attaching the beads. 
The beading begins with the bead board. This helps me stay organized and keep the beads handy.

Stuffing with polyfil before I close them up

Beads are strung and attached to each little fob pillow.  I use a lobster clasp on the end to attach to a favorite pair of scissors.


Packed and ready for shipping


I hope you enjoyed this journey with me.  I had a very good time making these.  I turned the radio onto my favorite Christmas Classics and beaded away!   I am looking forward to some stitching time this weekend, I have finished off my checklist in the nick of time.  Happy Stitching!


26 comments:

Chris said...

You did a beautiful job Nataly!

Tammy said...

Those turned out really cute!!

Kate said...

Super job on the finishing.

butterfly said...

Well done Nataly, lovely beaded finish.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous fobs.

cucki said...

well done nataly..they are so beautiful xx

Christine said...

Great job on the fobs!

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the finishing .love your organised bead board ... I spilt mine all over the floor the other day ... mmmmmmm ... love mouse xxxxx

Catherine said...

Very pretty! Nicely done.

Robin said...

What a really nice idea. Nice finish(es!!)

Colleen said...

Beautiful fobs and your finishing is lovely, Nataly. Thank you for the mini, photo tutorial. Enjoy your stitching time.

Carol said...

You so such lovely work, Nataly! They really look wonderful!

Christina said...

These are too cute Nataly! Do you happen to know what chart Theresa used for the initials? I'm thinking great presents for next year! Thanks, Christina

Rachael G said...

Great job there!!!

Theresa said...

These are so tiny - and so very cute!!!!!!

Teresa said...

Such a wonderful job. Love the way you had beads to the fobs instead of a plain cord.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Sally said...

You did a fantastic job. They are beautiful.

valerie said...

The fobs are stunning! I just love the beading on them. Great job on the finishing.

Melanie said...

Super cute!!!

Joysze said...

They're darling, Nataly. :D

Mindi said...

Beautiful job with the finishing

dixiesamplar said...

They are lovely, Nataly!

teresa said...

Nataly ~ what a fun post ~ to see the finishing on my fobs! My girls loved them and I am so glad I made one for myself too (-:

BarbH said...

I was the recipient of the "B" fob you show in your post. Beautiful work by Teresa and beautiful finishing by you. A very special gift!

Barb

Laura said...

Nataly, I received one of the L fobs you finished!!!!! I was so excited to receive this gift from Teresa!!!! I have never had a stitched fob and to receive such a beautiful one was overwhelming. Also, it was a thrill to receive it from Teresa as she is one of the best gals I know!!! Thank you for doing such a great finishing job. What a treasure I have!!!!!

CathyR said...

Hi Nataly, I was one of the lucky recipients of the fobs from Teresa! She did a beautiful job of stitching and planning ahead! She sure did surprise us all last weekend with our special gifts. Thank you for finishing them with the beaded trim. I will treasure my fob for years to come! An added bonus is that when Teresa sent us the link to this post, I realized we had met at Celebration in NH! Doubly fun!