Finishing Ideas for Handcrafts

Bah, Humbug!

October 13, 2009

Not really.  I love humbugs, those sweet stuffed smalls.  They remind me of biscornus – you can use them as an ornament, a pin cushion, a scissors fob or what ever your little heart desires.  They can be tiny, or as big as you want to make one!

Construction is really simple.

A Little Humbug Tutorial

A Little Humbug Tutorial

And now that you’ve learned how to make a Humbug, how about some sample charts?

First, a little geometric, kind of Quaker-y influenced:

Humbug Geometric 1Can’t you see those red stitches replaced by red beads?

Or how about a traditional style pattern?

Humbug Birds and Hearts 1And because, after all, it is me – a Butterfly chart:

Humbug Butterflys 1These all will finish at approximately 3 X 3 inches on 14 count or 28 count, stitched over 2.  All pics are clickable to see a larger view.  Then use your browsers back button to return to this page.

As always, I’d love to hear from you.  And if you stitch one of my charts, won’t you please send me a picture?


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