since they are so perfect for Christmas.
BUT WAIT, there's more.......I started having visions of a matching scissors block.
What's that, you say? A matching scissors block? You've never heard of such?
Me neither!!! Neither have I seen one anywhere except in my head, so I've been scurrying around and fritzing around with this idea for weeks. While I'm really good at visualizing the final product, the "how to" steps are always a tad harder for me to figure out. But, after shopping for just the right fabric, a little trial and error, I've come up with this tartan (5 scissors) cube. Hope you like it.
Are you ready?
pockets on sides
And the backside is the perfect poke place for pins. As you can see, the base is a styrofoam cube, covered in felt, wrapped like a Christmas present to create the side pockets, fastened with gold buttons. I've really learned alot in making this little cube, like when you iron over styrofoam, you should stop before the crackling noise starts. And how to use a curved needle to sew buttons on to awkward places.
One of the really neat things about this project is, if you tire of the tartan, all you need to do is clip a couple of buttons off, unwrap your cube and rewrap it in your new favorite fabric!
How great is that!?!
The lucky winner will also receive 4 extra gold corsage pins (like on the front) in case the owner would like to push them into the bottom and make "feet" for the cube.
So, here's the deal. I will still have a November give-away as usual. In December, I'll still let random.org select a lucky December day but that day could be as early as the 1st so all commentors from November and December will go into a hat and one lucky winner will recieve the Mia Ginghers (new in box) and the matching scissors block. And who knows, maybe there will even be a matching scissors fob by then!
Happy weekend everyone!