So to round out the needlepoint show-and-tell, I thought I'd post about the needlepoint keyfobs I did for my hubster and I. I didn't use a pre-printed or pre-packaged kit, so it's not quite as perfect as it probably could be, but designing your own allows you to customize size, color and topic to be completely unique!
Patriotic for him (already looking quite grubby lol!)
|American flag needlepoint key chain with leather|
Tropical for moi (just completed!)
|Flamingo needlepoint key chain|
I could definitely use more practice in stitching leather, but it wouldn't be handmade if it looked too professional, right? riiiiiight?
I'm just finishing off another collar for Sherman (to be premiered shortly) and my sister has already placed an order for a crab needlepoint key fob.
Here's two needlepoint pictures my grandma made probably 50 years ago.
|Lady wearing traditional German Tracht|
|Traditional man in German Tracht|