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Birthday gift for Jill

Here is the birthday gift I sent Jill at the Purple Peacock blog,
I made the box and designed the pattern for the box lid myself, the free pattern for the top of the box
will be available in my next post. The pin pillow and bag is my own design.
The pinkeep was made using a Debbie Draper freebie (I can no longer find the site) and the alphabet used for the little bag was a freebie but I have lost the information where I got the pattern from, however, I think it was from the DMC website, but if anyone would like a copy I can email it to you. I am hoping to locate where I got it from, but if anyone can help please let me know!
I made a fimo clay teapot following instructions from You Tube and the teacup was made following instructions from a book I have.
The embroidered flowers inside the needlebook
I plaited DMC satin thread for the cord on the bag
Swarovski crystal trim on the ribbon
Thankyou for your visit – please leave a comment as I love reading them!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. November 6, 2009 / 2:11 pm

    I saw this posted on Jill's blog yesterday. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! Your work is stunning Lynn!

  2. November 6, 2009 / 5:35 pm

    Fantastic gift! And the colors are beautiful 🙂

    Best wishes from Russia

  3. November 6, 2009 / 5:37 pm

    Beautiful work! Wow — Jill is very lucky!

  4. November 6, 2009 / 5:38 pm

    Simply beautiful.

  5. November 6, 2009 / 5:42 pm

    A really beautiful gift, your stitching and finishing are lovely 🙂

  6. November 6, 2009 / 6:10 pm

    Oh Lynn, this is amazing! Your work is sooo beautiful. Lucky lucky Jill. I wish more people were as thoughtful as this. xx

  7. November 6, 2009 / 6:32 pm

    Wow what a fantastic gift you have made.
    I think Jill wil be glad, I woud by. Amazing!!!

  8. November 6, 2009 / 8:20 pm

    Absolutely beautiful work. What a fantastic gift. I'm sure that Jill loves it! It's wonderful.

  9. November 6, 2009 / 8:21 pm

    Well, Lynn,
    I think you have made one lucky girl extremely happy :>) This must be one of the most beautiful package of birthday gifts I have ever seen. The decorated box is lovelyl and truly full of treasures. The little needlebook with it's embroidered initial and lovely little spray of flowers inside is really unusual and so pretty. In fact everything, down to the sweet little covered thread holders and little teapot and cup, is exquisite.
    Warm wishes Angela

  10. November 6, 2009 / 9:04 pm

    Wow!!!!! You always go all on on your gifts!!!!! Amazing!!!!

  11. November 6, 2009 / 9:16 pm

    What a beautiful gift! i can't imagine the time spent on it and I'm sure that Jill will appreciate it so much. Really beautiful!

  12. November 6, 2009 / 10:38 pm

    Everytime I see your finishes I'm filled with awe! And more than a little jealous at your amazing skills.

  13. November 7, 2009 / 8:43 am

    Breathtaking! Wow…

  14. November 7, 2009 / 8:43 am

    Lynn, Stunning! Jill is soooo lucky to have you for a friend.

  15. November 7, 2009 / 8:43 am

    It is all so beautiful, Lynn. A lovely birthday gift.

  16. November 7, 2009 / 9:11 am

    absolutely gorgeous

  17. November 7, 2009 / 3:50 pm

    You are an amazing stitcher and so very talented! That box is beautiful and the gift is oh, so generous! I think I would keel over with a heart attack if someone gave me a beautiful gift of that magnitude. You may think I am just going on, but I can see that you put a lot of work into that! It is absolutely gorgeous!

  18. November 8, 2009 / 5:52 pm

    Everything is so lovely.
    I especially love that embroidered spray of flowers on the needlebook and that little felt pillow is really sweet.
    Do you use wool felt or an acrylic mix?
    Whatever, you have made a beautiful gift for someone very lucky.


  19. November 9, 2009 / 9:53 am

    I love the plummy colour on the drawstring bag!

  20. November 9, 2009 / 9:53 am

    Gorgeous gifts!!! Jill is really lucky.

  21. November 12, 2009 / 10:27 am

    Hi, Lynn! Good to "see" you on my blog! :] Nope, I haven't forgotten about our friendship exchange coming up, are you nuts!!?? LOL
    This current one of yours is just to die for as they all are. You take such pains to make them perfect, Lynn. What a kind and caring stitching friend you are.
    Hugs, Deb

  22. November 13, 2009 / 8:27 am

    I am in love with the spray of flowers on the needlebook. It is absolutely delightful. What lovely gifts you have made! I've enjoyed seeing your beautiful work.

  23. November 15, 2009 / 10:17 pm

    SO gorgeous – Jill is a lucky girl!!! I love looking at finishes people create – I so admire the skill and patience that goes into them

  24. November 16, 2009 / 11:47 pm

    Hi Lynn,

    They are so beautiful. I especially love the pouch, such an easy and elegant finish.

    I do a lot of cross stitching too, but I only end up framing them for lack of ideas on finishes. Your finishes are very beautiful, I am going to give it a try.

  25. November 24, 2009 / 3:52 pm

    Would you be able to send me the pattern for the alphabet? I'm in the process of searching for it but not coming up with much. Thanks