Monday, July 2, 2012

A Whole Bunch of Scissors Fobs

Since January I have been diligently working on a challenge proposed by my friend Susan to sew a heart every day for a year.  I am happy to say that I am currently 10 ahead in my heart count, yippee!  For the past 34 days I have been making heart-shaped wool-felt scissors fobs for this challenge.  You can see them individually on my other blog, 365 Sewn Hearts, but this is the only place you will see them all together in a single photo!

The fobs are all made of wool felt, embroidery floss, sewing thread, baker's twine, and polyfill.  They are all sewn entirely by hand.

Here they are in the pint-size canning jar I challenged myself to fill with fobs.  It took 34 of these little hearts to fill this jar:



And here they are, all laid out :



The bright flower fob, below, is my favorite.  Which one is yours?  If you leave a comment and mention which ones you like best, you might just win one of them!  On July 11th I will randomly choose three lucky winners to receive one fob each.  Please be sure I have a way to contact you if you win.



56 comments:

Marit said...

These are all so cute! Makes it hard to pick favorites... But the ones I love the most (in no particular order) are the ones with the sewing machines - the detail of the spools on top really is the icing on the cake, the one with the three button flowers and the one that is also your favorite.

Kay said...

They look amazing altogether. I think that my absolute favourite is the little button flowers. After that there are so many to pick from but the watermelon, boat, toadstools, sun and moon also stand out for me.

B Greene said...

They are adorable! I have three faves - the gray with the pink sewing machine; the one with the red bird; and the white one with the white cloud. You have been very industrious!

imebears said...

I really like the 4-leaf clover. My daughter are in 4-H and it would be fun to give it to her.

wendiek said...

Oh, I looked at ALL of those great scissor fobs and EEEP!!! I didn't post there for a very long time, yikes! So sorry Leslie!

My favourite... well they are ALL so beautiful, let's start with saying that. But my favourite? The lemon slice! Just because I love the colour and shape of a lemon oh and the smell too ;-)

You are so talented, Leslie! And I promise to go to your heart challenge blog more often and actually post there!

bethwalker07 said...

Pick ONE favorite? Well, if I can only pick one, my eyes are drawn to the watermelon :)

Poppy aka xperimentl said...

It seems you've made one for every taste. I like the one that looks like a leaf with the ladybug on it, the bumblebee, and the mushrooms. The variety you've come up with is fantastic and all so well done!

linny said...

They all look so beautiful together. Lovely bright colours. I love the bee & the ladybug. It's very hard to choose just one.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Homemaker Honey said...

The white heart with the pink sewing machine is my absolute fave!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

jeyanthi said...

All look lovely. But my fav is the one with a ladybug on a green leaf :-)

gccmom said...

They are all lovely. My two favorites are the one with the button flowers and the one with the mushrooms on it.

JILL S. said...

My favorite is the....green one with the ladybug.I believe she's walking on grass or anyway there are green stitches under her! My e-mail is
jillshope@yahoo.com
Thanks for all of the beautiful FOBS and all your wonderful projects. JILL

rrjane011749 said...

I love ALL of them, would be happy to win any one of them!

Bettina Groh said...

They are wonderful... all of them... BUT the dark green one with the ladybug really caught MY eye! Truthfully I would love to win any of them!

marilync said...

Wow! Truly they are all great works of art. I loved the yellow tabby with the dash of orange and I really loved the lime slice and I really loved...oh heck, I loved them all. Great job

Luann said...

I love the blue with the sunburst design, the one with the redbird and the lighter green with the ladybug. Very creative and fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Luann

OhioLori said...

Oh these are sooooo cute! Hard to pick even a few...Love the kiiy on aqua, the sewin machine, the single thread spool, and 'specially the lil' button flowered one.... oh mt, could go on & on!! LOL

Thanks for chance to win one! Thaney are ALL amazing! :)

Heather M. said...

My favourites are the mushroom one and any of the fruit, although I like the kiwi best of those. And I like the bird one, too!

Carla said...

They are all pretty but I like the bird and the button flowers the best. Would be so nice to win!

Clairecomp said...

I love the "Toadstools/Mushrooms", they all great my second one would be the "fried egg!!"

Karen Farley said...

What a great idea!!!! I collect hearts and would LOVE to win one of your beautiful designs. Thanks.

vera adams said...

What a great idea, Love them all, but the sewing machine, I think is my favorite, but all very nice.Vera Adams

Helen said...

I love all of the hearts you've been making, and I am awed by the fact you are keeping this up (I struggled with the 30 crafting days of June challenge!).
I simply cannot choose one favourite - I love the bee (something to do with my name!), the bigger of the ladybugs on the dark green leaf is lovely, the black cat reminds me of so many cats (5 out of the 8 I've had/have have been/are black!). I love the flower ones, and the boat . . . so many simply wonderful designs!

Thank you for sharing your creations with us. I know I don't often leave a comment, but love receiving the updates, and they are often a bright spot in my gloomy days.

Anne said...

They are all very sweet! My favorites: the red bird, the goldfish, the bright flower, and the three flowers. But they are all lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bay Blogger said...

I love these mini hearts, they're very cute and beautifully sew. I love the sewing machine and the one with mushrooms. I think I'll have a go and do one myself, I made a larger version for last Christmas to hang on our tree.

Anonymous said...

Hi, those are very cute! I would have to say my fav is the grey one with the hot pink sewing machine, too cute! The white one is a close second but I stay away from white, always get too dirty too fast. Susan
saam109@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Lesley: They are all so adorable it's hard to pick just one. I think my favorites are the white with pink sewing machine and the green one with the spool of thread. You are a very talented lady. Thank you for doing this.
Rusty

HoneybeeKaren said...

All heart fobs are wonderful! My favorite is the honey bee because my last name is Honeycutt!

Anonymous said...

I found you from Craftgossip... love this post! All of these are so adorable... I love the strawberry... the 4-leaf clover... the sewing machine... and take your pick, I just love cats. Your dedication is impressive! Thanks for the giveaway, and have fun reading all these comments!

Monica Fullerton

Bud and Marsha said...

I love the ones with sewing machines, either one. I also like the bird. They are all adorable. I'd love to win; you are SEW creative!
marsha(dot)hodgkins(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

These are all awesome!!!

I love the strawberry, the button flowers and the lemon, lime and orange slice!!!

stitcher(at)new(dot)rr(dot)com

Tina said...

The bird! The bird has been a theme of mine this year and it just sings to me! Beautiful - one and all. You do such beautiful work!

c said...

all of them are a beautiful work of art, my favorite though is the white heart with the pink machine-my favroite colros for sure. thanks for this opportunity

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

DJzMom said...

I like the bright flower fob but I also like the pink sewing machines and spools of thread! All are so clever, so creative and so cute.

Anonymous said...

OMGosh all are so pretty...how to choose? I guess I would choose the honeybee, goldfish and pink sewing machine. Your work is just lovely. Thank you for offering a chance to receive one.
Debbie

Singtatter said...

I love the strawberry heart. the 3 button flowers one is pretty too.

bea said...

It's so adorable and I'd love to have one! Hope to win!

Patti L. said...

Oh I just love all of them but my favorite is your bright flower and the purple heart with the needle and spool of thread. They are just adorable! Thanks for a chance to win one!

Connie said...

My favorites are the fruit fobs and the button flower fobs. Just saw the flag fob on your blog and it is my MOST favorite! These are just adorable. Saw on your blog where you were looking for ideas -- not much help, but you need a mountain scene. (-; cwkalina@aol.com

cyndy said...

I love all. My favorite is the sewing machines. You are very talented and very industrious.

fiddlegirl8 said...

I love them all, Leslie - my favorite is the kiwi fruit! But it is rather difficult to pick a favorite, because they are all so yummy! Nice work!

fiddlegirl8 - Diane

Lee said...

How fablulous! they are all so great I dont think anyone would care which one they would win :) I love the bee and the sailboat and the sweet apple tree! thanks!

Impitsy said...

They are all so cute. If I have to pick favorites, they would be the one with the button flowers and the mushrooms.

Rhonda D. said...

They are all so cute! I also like the floral one. I also like the spool of thread, sewing machine,
bumble bee, lemon & orange. Thanks
for the chance to win! Keeping my
fingers crossed!

akaber9598 said...

My favorite is the one that looks like a Kiwi. The are ALL so adorable! I love your challenge!

mama24boyz said...

Its so hard to pick a fave!! I think the moon the white one with a cloud and the strawberry are my faves.

Anonymous said...

Found you in Craftster-sweet project. How about a padlocked heart w/a key, a flaming Elvis heart for Hunka-Hunka burnin' love, a Sacred Heart pierced w/a sword (Catholic), a Shaker hand & heart symbol, a heart belonging to Daddy, a tattoo heart for Mother and an EKG blips heart. Looking forward to new heartwinks when you post!

cat said...

they are all beautiful. I love CATS ant the blue eyed one really calls out to me.
but the fish is Fantastic, so darn realistic, as is the bee.
oh wow you have made it hard to choose.
one granddaughter would yell "Cat"
the other "Fish"
flipped a coin and Blue eyed cat won. ha/ha thanks catbaskets@mchsi.com

cathlynbacks said...

This is the most cheerful giveaway ever! Such bright & colorful happiness. Your handwork is precise! My favorites are the watermelon, strawberry & redbird.
Thank you, Cathlyn
cathlynbacks@aol.com

Pat said...

All are so colorful and beautifully done but my favorite is the heart with the button flowers!

Lelia said...

Oh my! What beautiful heart fobs ; )

very creative and colorful!!!

Anonymous said...

Great scissor fobs. My favorite is the ladybug on the bright green leaf.
Keep creating.

buggalcrafts said...

the one i like best is the one with the chicken on it - say what? there isn't one with a chicken on it? impossible! ok then, the ladybug.

Anonymous said...

They are all very beautiful.
I like the crescent moon, the best!
Mingo

skellymingoATcharterDOTnet

craftmates said...

I love these fobs!!! They are all so pretty. My absolute favourite is the sewing machine because I love to sew.

I'm dropping in from the Fabulous Friday linky party.

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Isdihara said...

OMG, such ADORABLE fobs all! Golly, if I have to limit my choices to a top 3, I would choose the strawberry, the watermelon and the purple/blue/green heart. But seriously, how can anyone choose just three?!?

Dreaming of a hummingbird fob...

Thank you for posting this amazing and generous giveaway!