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Bakaness
« on: December 28, 2010 06:24:29 PM »

I stumbled upon basket of biscornu http://basketofbiscornu.blogspot.com/ a few weeks ago, and got hooked. I'm planning on doing the challenge next year (1 biscornu a month) - anyone want to do it with me?

Here's what I've made so far:

2 little cross-stitch pieces in November (each only took a few hours - they're really small!)

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And for December (the white lines aren't quite that visible IRL, I promise!)

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The soluble marker I used for the black doesn't dissolve as easily as the blue one I used for the white ones - I scrubbed at it with hand soap, as well as soaking it in water, but it still hasn't completely come off. Any hints on how to get it off more easily?
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010 07:19:58 PM »

Wow - I've never heard of Biscornu before.  Are they just decorative?  Can they be used as ornaments?

Regardless, yours are lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010 12:18:20 AM »

How adorable!  I like the idea of using them as Christmas tree ornaments.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010 01:38:26 PM »

Ooo I've never heard of a Biscornu either but I love them!
I really like the variety of designs you did on yours, so pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010 03:25:31 PM »

Thanks! I'm probably going to put them on the Christmas tree next year - so I added the cords - I think a lot of people use them for pincushions, or just as decoration.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010 11:21:35 AM »

These are so cute! I love the purple-on-black, but the other two are still really awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010 01:53:11 PM »

How did you add the cords?
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010 05:13:21 PM »

Those are beautiful. I'm dying to make some. Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011 03:33:14 AM »

I added the cords as I was sewing the two squares together. You join the squares by essentially lacing them together - looping a strand of thread back and fourth under the backstitch border. As I lace together a corner, I just insert the cord and lace it in - I can take photos, if that doesn't make sense.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011 12:34:28 PM »

Thanks for your response.  It would be so helpful if you could post pics of how the cord is attached.  Thank you! 
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