Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oreo Cookie Attacks Tacky Bob During Stitching Finish!

Oh my goodness, I have so many updates from the past week, I hardly know where to start. Guess I'll start with the last one first (sort of).  Tonight I finished the Kustom Krafts October SAL. Woo Hoo!! It is an adorable poinsettia design, intended to go on a jar lid. I was tempted to finish it as a tree ornament, but found the perfect jar while shopping at Wally World last night.

I decided to add a few green beads to the center, and that's when my 'helping kitty,' Oreo Cookie, got into the act. I grabbed my beading supply container, found some green beads, poured a few out on my Tacky Bob and got to work. As you can see by this photo, my Tacky Bob is now broken and is not so tacky anymore!  The photo doesn't capture just how much Oreo Cookie fur is now covering Tacky Bob!  Maybe I'll rename it my Furry Bob?!  I don't think Oreo will ever be very good at bead work!  Guess I'll have to add a new Tacky Bob to my 'Wish List.'  Dang cat!

As a long-time paper crafter and scrapbooker, I have a 3-ring binder of various shape plastic templates.  One of the circle templates was the perfect size, so I drew a pencil circle on the back of the stitched design and cut it out, added a circle of high loft quilt batting, and glued that to a cardboard circle.  Then I glued all of that down to the jar lid, with the excess fabric glued down around the edge.  Last, I added sparkly ribbon around the side of the jar lid to hide the raw edge of the fabric.  These photos don't do justice to how pretty this looks in person (blame the photographer--me!) 

For right now I 'borrowed' my DH's bag of almond M&M's.  I think this would look great on a shelf or table with red/white peppermints or holiday color M&M's in it.  Thanks so much to Dyan from Kustom Krafts for this free project through her Yahoo group!  Here's another photo of the finished project.

Needless to say, Oreo Cookie is now banned from my stitching area when I'm beading!

Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO

12 comments:

Sadie said...

Very nice finish Vicki. I hope that Oreo stays away from your beads from now on :-)

Emily said...

Looks good regardless. Maybe you should call him Tacky Oreo instead. HaHa that was funny.

Gabi said...

That's a beautiful finish Vicki. And so neatly mounted. Lovely.
Hope Oreo leaves your beads alone from now on. Although...if he is a bit like my cats, he might give it another go next time. Just to demonstrate that he can if he wishes so...lol.

htimcj said...

Very pretty jar! Cats! So cute and yet such a menace!
Heidi-ILCS

Sandy In Montana said...

Your poinsettia is absolutely beautiful, Vicki. Hope your kitty learned his lesson, but I doubt it :)

Meari said...

I think it turned out awesome, Vicki! Nice job.

Now about that kitty-kat of yours... lol

Katrien said...

Great finish. Poor Tacky Bob :-)

5 Foot Runt said...

LOL, Oreo sounds like a nice cat. Too Bad Bob was ruined but I am thankful because I would never have met tacky Bob. So thank you Oreo. :0)

Gabbie's Nani said...

The jar is beautiful. It would look great on a mantle or even as a gift. I haven't made jar lids before but I think I may have to try one. Great Job!!!

Vicky L said...

Your jar lid looks so beautiful. I think you did a great job on it

Deb said...

Vicki - Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Now I've found yours and I'm glad I did. Your pointsetta is beautiful. It looks so realistic! And your finish as a jar lid is fantastic. And sorry about your Tacky Bob. Obviously Oreo Cookie (love that name)just wanted to get into the act!

Nancy M said...

Your jar top is beautiful. As far as the tacky Bob goes, I've heard you can wash them??? I'd give it a try, nothing to lose.