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My tea exchange has arrived at it’s new home!

Tea anyone?

My tea exchange to Jennifer has arrived, she has emailed me to say she loves it!
I was so pleased it arrived safely, I wonder how many cross stitchers hold their breath until the items finally arrive, I was thinking I might need oxygen I held my breath for that long!
I included a mahogany box with a fimo clay teapot and roses, a teabag holder, tea printed fabric and DMC threads that were perfumed with roses, apple and strawberries and a hanging heart ornament.
All cross stitch pattern information is available below but I cannot remember where I got the letter J for the mahogany box – I will try to find it and post it later.
I made the little teapot, cup and saucer and roses from fimo clay, I did not have the correct cutters to make a decent saucer but it was my first attempt, ( all you miniature artists look away now) LOL! I was pretty pleased with the little teapot, I had to make three to get it right but I absolutely loved making it, in fact I feel another addiction coming on!
I followed the Christel Jenson videos on You Tube for instructions on how to make the teapot, the roses were also a You Tube video, just type in fimo clay roses. I love anything pink and twinkly so Swarovski Crystals are a must, I also knew that Jennifer likes pink and green! The pattern for the heart is a freebie from Zoes blog here.
The teacup and saucer pattern is from 50 Tiny Tea Motifs pattern book by Jorja Hernandez, published by The American School of Needlework.

The letter J is a free pattern from Tempus Fugit blog here
Jennifer sent me one of my first ever exchanges last year, she made me a gorgeous mattress pincushion that I loved, you can see pictures here.
It was such fun stitching this for you Jennifer and I am very pleased you liked it.
I do hope you enjoy looking at my latest creations as much as I have enjoyed making them.
Stitching news
I am now concentrating on my first blog anniversary for 31 July 2009 so please don’t forget to return and join in the fun. I will post it on that date but I will not be drawing it until I return from my holidays in September, that wil give everyone a chance to leave a comment and not miss out!
Happy stitching and thankyou for visiting!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. July 11, 2009 / 5:03 pm

    OMG! I am absolutely blown over with your latest exchange, and I am not the receiver! Jennifer must be just tickled to have received such an absolutely gorgeous exchange. Your fimo creations are so perfect and the swavorski crystals on the top of the heart–fabulous! Your attention to detail really makes your creations special. Super job! Have a great weekend.

  2. July 11, 2009 / 7:24 pm

    Wow what a stunning exchange, its just well gorgeous

    Hugs xxxxxx

  3. July 11, 2009 / 9:52 pm

    Wow, I'm so jealous about you, you make such lovely things, beautiful.
    Absolutly fabulous

  4. July 12, 2009 / 6:44 am

    Oh, Lynn!!! Oh, my but everything is so gorgeous, Honey! What works of art! Just beautiful beyond words! Your talent never ceases to amaze me, Hun! Jennifer must be over the moon with joy upon receiving such treasures!!!

    I can't wait to see what treasures you have in store for us next! :)

    Lots of love, hugs and blessings in stitches, always!

  5. July 12, 2009 / 6:45 am

    How cute is all that!?! I love it. Those close up shots are fabulous, too! Such attention to detail and so very pretty! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. July 12, 2009 / 6:46 am

    I'm so glad I found your blog, what stunning work!!

  7. July 12, 2009 / 6:46 am

    Those are amazing!!!!!! Your finishes are just so beautiful!!!!

  8. July 12, 2009 / 6:55 am

    OMG…awesome finishes….I love the tea cup and teapot..it is so cute

  9. July 12, 2009 / 3:56 pm

    Wow, what an awesome exchange. I just loooove the box! IT is gorgeous!

  10. Anonymous
    July 13, 2009 / 1:33 pm

    Thanks again so much, Lynn! Doing this exchange with you has been such a wonderful experience. I feel very fortunate to have met such a kind and generous stitching friend! I will always proudly treasure these gifts.


  11. July 13, 2009 / 6:19 pm

    Great exchange!!! I wish I would have known about this exchange sooner. Is there a chance to still get involved??? I love tea so much. I started a tea exchange on the forum I visit regularly. Everybody involved has to stitch something tea realated and include samples of her favorite tea.

  12. July 14, 2009 / 4:04 pm

    Oh girl!! This is an amazing exchange! Your clay work is just too cute for words!! I don't know how you can make something so small look so perfectly adorable! Beautifully finished box and ornie….such treasures!!

  13. July 15, 2009 / 5:23 pm

    Wow what a beautiful exchange!!

  14. July 15, 2009 / 5:25 pm

    What a wonderful exchange!!! Wonderful job!

  15. July 15, 2009 / 5:36 pm

    Your tea exchange is really gorgeous. I love it how you did it with the fimo clay. I still have some fimo clay in my stash too. I should use it some day ;)

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  16. July 16, 2009 / 9:33 am

    What a beautiful exchange! Your little teapot it fabulous!

  17. July 16, 2009 / 6:12 pm

    Awesome exchange. Great job!

  18. July 26, 2009 / 9:12 am

    That looks fabulous!

  19. August 24, 2009 / 11:57 am

    What a lovely exchange. Your stitching is really pretty, so romantic and nostalgic and your little tea set is incredible. I just love the little tea pot. It doesn't look like your first attempt :>)
    Warm wishes Angela