Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hehe my 1st biscornu

Good Evening!!
I finally attempted a biscornu today. Was that a chore stitching around the corners. I thought I must be doing it wrong, but kept doing what it said to do and I think it looks kinda like one, lol. I dont have one to compare with, I am probably the only one in stitchy blogland that dont own one,lol. I followed the directions and the pattern for the mini off The Floss Box .
Thanks to everyone who responded with the comments and emails where to find the patterns.
Without further ado here it is. It's o.k. to have a chuckle, I laughed at it too.
Believe me, this is the good side, lol.
For you pros, do think a higher softer count fabby and a bigger design would be easier? I stitched it on 25ct potato lugana which is kinda of stiff.
I also stitched the December ornie on that too.
I think the teeny tiny mini biscornu pattern and the stiffer fabby made it hard to maneuver around the corners. I didnt put alot of stuffing in it.
I will try again "practice makes perfect".
I will follow any advice that one gives to make a better one, so dont be afraid to criticize, it's o.k.
I will leave you with another pic of the whole family taken Christmas Eve at the in-laws.
Dusty(ds), Sean (Brianna's daddy) Dan (dh)
Heather(dd), Brianna, Kellie(dd) and me
Happy Stitching!!


Dawn said...

Love the picture of the family!

Your biscornu looks great! I had troubles with corners when I first started. I found out that if I put 3 whipsitches in the corner stitch it seems to help them turn easier.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year's:)

Anonymous said...

I have never attempted a biscornu myself, I bought a very lovely one on ebay however for a steal. That will be the extent of my biscornu experience. Good for you that you were willing to try something new, it looks terrific.

Suzanne said...

I think you have done a fabulous job, especially since this is the first one. I haven't tried one yet, but I think I had better get a move on as the next exchange looks like it's going to be a biscornu. Need to get some practice in before I think of giving one to someone else.

Kathy said...

Nice family picture.

I am another one that hs not done a bicornu. Not sure it is going to happen soon either. I had never even heard of them before I started blogging.

Happy New year.

Julie said...

Your family look a wonderful group

Congrats on the biscornu ... it's wonderful, i found it easier to make a larger one the corners seem to 'pop out' of them easier, the little ones are way too fiddly

Happy New Year to you and your family

Judith said...

I ave done a few, but it isn't my favorite finish. I hate the whipstitching on it very much. I have done it with different fabrics and didn't really feel a difference.

Cindy said...

Your biscornu looks great :)

I haven't tried a small one yet, so maybe a bigger one might be easier to maneuver. One thing that I did was trim the corners as I got to them.

Have a Happy New Year!!

Kathy A. said...

You have done a great job with your first biscornu. Just hang in there. Each one gets easier. Making them a little larger helps. 3 stitches in the corners help and don't be afraid to stuff them lots. It helps them to hold their shape.
The family picture is just lovely. It is nice to put a face to names - more personal
Wishing you and your family all the best in 2008.
It has been a real pleasure getting to know you via blogland. Look forward to more stitching updates etc. next year.

stitcherw said...

What a cute biscornu, I think it looks great. Unfortunately I can't give you any tips or suggestions for the next one as I haven't made one yet (so you aren't the last one in Blogland to make one). Lovely family picture too. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year,

Sally said...

Your biscornu looks brilliant Ranae! I bet you'll be hooked now!

Love the family photo!

Have a wonderful New Year!

wanda said...

Your biscornu looks lovely I think the smaller they are the harder for sure! I hope to do a small one. What a great looking family have a Happy New Year!

Pumpkin said...

That's fantastic Ranae! You have to start somewhere :o) I'd suggest a softer material. I used 25 count Lugana on one of mine and it was nice to work with. I thought my first one looked odd too but you did a fine job!

You have a beautiful family :o)

Kim said...

I've also never made a biscornu before but I'd like to, so thank you for eliciting so many helpful suggestions. I think the one you did is small and adorable just as it is, can't wait to see what you do for an encore.

Sharon said...

Beautiful family photo Ranae! I think your biscornu if great-love the color choice. It looks like my first one. I used a slightly bigger design on the next one and sometimes instead of counting out 4 threads for my back stitched seam-I will count out 6.

I also like to stay in the stitch couunt of like 52 x 52-that size works best for me.

Dawn B. said...

Looks great..Congrats

nutmeg5 said...

Your biscornu looks great to me, although I have never done one. Congrats on learning a new finishing technique.

Beatrice said...

Great photo's and I love the Biscornu..Good job.
Aren't they fun???

tkdchick said...

You did a great job! I think it was fiddly becuase it was so small. I also like to stuff mine quite a bit.

Don't worry your next one will look even better!