Tiny Little Halloween Needlework Project

Scissors Keeper

A scissors keeper is actually useful.  I can attest to this because I’m always losing my bird scissors when curled up on the couch doing needlework. They slip so easily between the cushions.  Then I have to get up to get them which defeats the purpose of being curled up on the couch.

This project by Drawn Threads, “Boo!” seemed to be my answer to this problem, and I finally finished it. The hold up was getting the right thread for the trim. Of course that required a trip across town.

And I wasn’t true to the pattern anyhow.  I exchanged the beads for plain thread because I knew the beads would eventually pull the 32-count linen apart by catching on things.  I’ve been down that road before. Looks beautiful on paper, but those little accoutrements fall off eventually, or worse, rip the fabric by catching on things.

Back of Scissors Keeper

I also liked the photo and that checked fabric, so I backed mine with a black and white check cotton; embroidered my initials, the date, and an orange heart; then sewed it to the backing before I sewed the two pieces together.  Making and attaching the twisted trim was a new experience for me, and I found it easier to do than to read about.

I’m pleased with the results.  Maybe someday I’ll do the scissors purse to go with it.  I have enough thread left for several more of these.

Drawn Thread's Boo! Scissors Keeper and Purse

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About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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7 Responses to Tiny Little Halloween Needlework Project

  1. cubbyholes says:

    I LOVE this idea! I, too, always run into this problem. What a great solution and an adorable one. Would make great little gifts for crafting friends, too. 😉

  2. I love this little project. I’ve never thought of needing a scissors keeper, but I can see how it would be useful. Usually the things I drop down the couch are my ruler and spare knitting needles!

  3. So pretty, Patsye! 🙂

    In lieu of a love letter, today I’m sending on some bloggy awards, and one of them for You my dear friend http://j.mp/nX3jTH

  4. northernnarratives says:

    What a great idea. Very nice 🙂 Judy

  5. lelia says:

    Looks wonderful!

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