01 May, 2009

My First Time

Don't read into the title of this post; it's not what you're thinking. I just finished my first key fob this week and gave it to my girlfriend, Michel, today for her birthday and she just loved it. While I've done plenty of belts and pillows, never a fob.

Her father is a Dutch immigrant so she is all about everything Dutch and wooden shoes, tulips, windmills, the whole nine yards. They also love visiting all their family in Holland so I knew I had to do the Dutch flag on her key fob for her. Here she is as my lovely model.

If, like myself, you are a regular needlepointer and are wanting to make a key fob or two, I highly recommend you hop on over to Lisagh's Grosgrain Garage and follow her fantastic step-by-step instructions. You won't find a better explanation anywhere. The only slight variation I made to my fob is that I sewed the leather backing to the needlepointed fob in lieu of gluing it.
All in all, it turned out adorable & I see many more key fobs in my future. Thanks for the tips, Lisagh!

8 Comments:

Mona said...

Well done!

Belle- Pink Cupcake said...

I made one once and It turned out horribly! I am not so crafty when it comes to things like needlepoint and knitting. hah! Yours look awesome!

Kappa Prep said...

I needlepointed my first keychain this year too. I, however, had my finished at our shop because I wanted pink leather for the backing.

lisagh said...

It's AWESOME!!! Bueno bueno!

Gleatie said...

That key fob is SO cute!! I love it and I am sure your friend did too! I love everything monogrammed. Stop by my webpage if you get a chance because I am hosting a super cute monogrammed giveaway!!

Gleatie said...

That key fob is SO cute!! I love it and I am sure your friend did too! I love everything monogrammed. Stop by my webpage if you get a chance because I am hosting a super cute monogrammed giveaway!!

TCP said...

nice work! i shuld have started with a key fob instead of my (neverending) pillow project. Small would be better!!

Grove Gals said...

i am impressed! i always cheat and take myine to the shop for finishing as i don't trust my nonexistant sewing skills