I have to admit that when I have to trim my stitching to fit a coaster, or a card or even a cushion insert, I get a little bit nervous and worry that I might have miscalculated the measurements etc. The old rule of measure twice, cut once certainly comes into play. Actually, for me it's usually measure twice, check again, walk away, come back, find another ruler or tape measure and check again! Yup, I'm a bit neurotic about making sure everything is correct. Well, can you imagine the anguish I was feeling when I had to cut into my stitching? This is the little cutie I had stitched up.....
....and I wanted to make him into a card. My idea was that since his list to Santa is so long that it would look super cute if it was bursting out through the aperture of the card. I could have cut the aperture to fit the shape, but I didn't think I would be able to cut the precise shape that I needed......hence having to cut my stitching!!
So, gathering my courage in both hands (well only one hand as I had the scissors in the other!) I snipped....and snipped..... and snipped some more!
And this is the result....
Cute or what?!!! And much less scary than I had originally thought.
Here's some close ups of how I made the card.
I used some iron-on interfacing to stop the aida from fraying when it was cut.
Pop the scroll part through the aperture to the front of the card.
Glue in place!
And if you think this little penguins list is long, you should see my stitchy wish list!
Anyhoo, this cute little fella is one of a set of six penguins that you can find on my website wwwTangledThreadsOnline.com. I've been busy adding some new Christmas designs to the website, so please do check out what's new.
Until next time...happy stitching!