Pretty in Pink

I was never over the moon about Indigo Rose’s Pretty Pink breast cancer awareness biscornu…until I saw a shop model.  OMG, I thought it was to die for! So much smaller, so much cuter, so irresistible IRL!  I started stitching it as a karate project straight away.  And then…buttonhole bars.  A stitch I’d never even heard of before.  I tried to stitch it without a strong light or magnifying lens.  Well, I have clippy magnifying lenses for away-from-home stitching, but no strong light.  That didn’t go well.  I had no idea what I was doing, if I was doing it right.  It took awhile before I was brave enough to try again, this time at home under the daylight lamp.  I guess I was avoiding something else…cutting threads on Desiderata, maybe, you ask?  Yeah.  Probably so. ;o) 

I had a few false starts–three or four, I’m not sure–before I felt like I “got” what was going on.  I did a decent enough job for a fake-it-til-you-make-it attempt.  Actually, my initials and the date are, I think, the wonkiest part of this biscornu.  I did them on the diagonal so they’d be face up when you looked at them.  I’m glad you can’t see them under the tassels, because they’re uneven and unbalanced.  I arranged the biscornu on my table with the initials facing backward to prevent drawing attention to them.  I call the initials and year “vanity plates” b/c I think I’m funny. 

Pretty in Pink biscornu top 05.08

Pretty in Pink stitched.

Pretty in Pink Biscornu 05-08

I painted the pedestal white.  It’s an uneven paint job; I did that on purpose.  I used DMC 818 no.12 perle cotton for the tassels instead of the white perle cotton included in the kit.

Pretty in Pink

Vanity Plates!

Pretty in Pink breast cancer awareness biscornu kit
Designer: Catherine Strickler of Indigo Rose
Substitutions from kit supplies: used DMC 818 no.12 perle cotton for tassels instead of included white, painted pedestal white


7 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink

  1. I love this, and am impressed with your tassels. I also saw them on a flatfold you did. I never wanted to waste DMC on tassels, (gee – it’s all of .30 a skein!) and you said you’re using the perle. It’s thicker, right? I think I’ll give tassels a try now, since I have a good bellpull that needs one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. What a beautiful biscornu!! I’ve never seen tassles used before, although I am new to the wonder world of biscornu. 🙂

    I really love the vanity plates!!! I had to laugh when I saw them and I think they are a brilliant idea. Now I have to find some, well maybe I should make some biscornu first 🙂

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