Friday, April 06, 2007

Biscornu and a Pouch

I've been meaning to stitch something for Emily for the longest time. She has a great personality, generous and always cheery! In every way a kind soul.

During our meet in February we chated a little and June and I declared we've never made a biscornu before and I told June I admired Emily trying it out so soon after embarking on cross-stitch (BTW Emily is a fantabulous crocheter!). Emily mentioned that she has since given away the biscornu, so I figured then and there, that's what I'll stitch for Emily.

So here's my first attempt at a biscornu (definitely won't be my last). Let me tell you it is E.A.S.Y, it just looks difficult. Focus on Finishing is a good place to start for links to biscornu tutorials.

Biscornu
Design from Papillon Creations's Tiny Little Quaker (freebie)
Stitched with Anchor Multicolours on 28ct Lugana, 2/2

How can I forget Diyana. Tatter extraordinaire! And at such a young age. Tatting such lovely pieces that put me to shame :p She is of course Emily's wonderful daughter. In order to nurture her talent I thought a tatting pouch would be useful. So I stitched a lined bag for Diyana to carry her current WIP! I added jade polymer clay beads to the ribbon made by yours truly :)

Lined Bag
Design by Katrin Cargill
Stitched with Carrie's Thread on 28ct Lugana, 2/2

19 comments:

  1. BJ, They are absolutely the most wonderful stitched gifts I have received todate! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  2. Jess.4:01 pm

    Extremely pretty, no wonder our Emily is pleased.

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  3. Ok, ok, the pouch is Diyana's and so is the packet of cookies... sigh.

    I am sure Diyana's gonna jump with joy when she sees what you had stitched for her. She just mentioned the other day at MW' LD, that she had received so many gifts from various craft meetups! that she dont mind following me around afterall! LOL, She's been spoilt rotten by all of you!

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  4. Your first biscornu BJ ?? and yet the finishing so perfect !! Congrads!! you've done it again. and who is that lucky gal??? OOps..2 lucky gals !!! Next time I want to follow Emily toooo...LOL
    ;D

    (Can't remember what happened to my first biscornu!!)LOL

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  5. Nice finish and its all nicely puffed out too. Great work as usual. Haiyah, pressure is on me to do one liao.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful!!!

    Wishing you a very happy upcoming Easter, too!

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  7. Anonymous5:48 pm

    Always so beautiful and neat finishing. Nice colour, too.

    Faizon

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  8. Both gifts are beautiful! I love the beads you added to the biscornu :)

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  9. Both are lovely stitching biscornu can be addictive! congrats on two great finishes.

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  10. Wonderful gifts! So pretty AND thoughtful :)

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  11. So generous you are Barbara! Both are lovely pieces anyone would be proud to own :)
    Great job!!!

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  12. What a lovely biscornu and bag! Very cute!

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  13. Wow, that's some nice finishes. You did a great job on your first biscournu.

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  14. Oh what a beautiful Biscornu, Barbara... :-) I really want to try my hand at one of them soon... I love them!

    And such a lovely stitched bag for Diyana! Gorgeous stitching and such lovely and thoughtful gifts! :-)

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  15. Lovely biscornu. You have some lovely stitched pieces on here. Just thought I'd say hi!

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  16. This is the first time I love something-stitch, Diyana is so lucky to receive the line bag, it's so unique! BJ , you are very talented!

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  17. You do beautiful work :)

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  18. You do such pretty work, very nice. I love biscornus. Ann

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  19. Pretty finishes and I love your biscornu.

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