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Cross Stitched Covered Box

Cross stitched covered box with matching pin keep, pillow and polymer clay roses.

Cross stitch covered box gift set

Hi everyone, I have been doing quite a few exchanges lately, here is the cross stitched covered box and accessories I sent to Hazel from the
Quietly Stitching blog this week.
The exchange I received from Hazel is shown below.
I made the box and covered it with this beautiful fabric from Shabby Fabrics in America, I also made the pin keeps and little pillow using free patterns from:
Gazette 94 for the rose pattern, please see the previous post for the link to this pattern.
Amitie pattern is from DesFilles et une Aiguille blog.
I made the polymer clay roses and the buttons from polymer clay.
Cross stitched covered box with matching pin keep, pillow and polymer clay roses
The cross stitch covered box decorated with the letterย  H cross stitched onto linen using dmc threads.
You can see a tutorial showing how to make the box at my finishing tutorials blog here
Cross stitch covered box decorated with green fabric and pink roses in the design
Cross stitch covered box decorated with green fabric and pink roses in the design with matching pin keep and small pillow
Hazel sent me the most gorgeous stitching set below, I am thrilled with it.
Hazel made the gorgeous bag and filled it with the lovely matching needlebook and little scissor pillow.
Thankyou Hazel, I shall treasure them always.
Thankyou for all of the lovely comments,ย I really appreciate them.
Happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. June 6, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    Both exchanges are so lovely!! You and Hazel did a great job!

  2. Anonymous
    June 7, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    Both exchanges are wonderful. That box and the goodies are amazing. You both did a fantastic job.

  3. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Both exchanges are beautiful. You are both very lucky.

  4. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Oh My! Another stunning exchange! The colors are so bright and cheery, and your finishing is exquisite as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Wow Lynn I'm very impressioned, the design is fantastic, how ever you are an artist!

  6. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Both are just wonderful but I just LOVE your pins they are amazing! Love that fabric you got to cover the box too ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm excited about our exchange later in the year!

  7. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    I saw these on Hazel's blog, they are stunning!

  8. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Those are both beautiful. I love the pink/green combination and that box is to die for. Great job as always.

  9. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Thanks again Lynn for a most wonderful exchange. x

  10. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Your finishing is just amazing! Great exchange from Hazel, too!

  11. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Amazing exchanges!!! Both you and Hazel are so talented!!!

  12. June 7, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    Lovely designs! Those polymer pins and buttons are adorable ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I wish you would make a tutorial in English for the toblerone. It is gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

  13. June 7, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    Gorgeous, both are wonderful exchanges.

  14. June 8, 2010 / 4:27 pm

    Hi Lynn! That gorgeous banner just stops me in my tracks every time!…Boy can you girls stitch! The sets are soooo lovely! Each done so beautifully. I love your rose pins and buttons. You have many wonderful talents my friend! Have a great day! xo Paulette

  15. June 8, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Both are really wonderful ,I'm just speechless!

  16. June 8, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Dear Lynn,
    you have made and received wonderful exchanges. Of course I love the stitched works, but your polymere roses I adore! I also tried to make polimere pins, but for this work, my fingers are to clumsy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hugs from Austria

  17. June 9, 2010 / 5:57 pm

    Oh my goodness girl you just floor me. You stitch the most wonderful imaginative things and then make them into the most incredible gifts. I have never seen anything so beautiful. WOW!

  18. June 9, 2010 / 7:01 pm

    Dear Lynn,
    What darling things you turn out! And wasn't Hazel's exchange gift just gorgeous, too! Both of you went all out to please the other. I'm ready for ours starting in August, if you are!
    Hugs, as always,

  19. June 11, 2010 / 3:29 pm

    Oooh, Lynn what a lovely exchange.
    Your gorgeous goodies look so snug nestled into their beautiful box. The fabric really is fabulous. I love the way you have backed the little pinkeep in the gingham and the pillow in the pretty green rosy design. These little details really make the whole package special and that's before you include the unique little clay accessories.
    Your gift from Hazel is stunning. She is really talented and has put a lot of thought into her work.
    Angela xx

  20. June 11, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    Both exchanges are just gorgeous Lynn. You and Hazel did a fantastic job!

  21. June 13, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    Lynn, your both exchanges are really exquisite : the colors are so sweet and the small fimo flowers so lovely .
    Have a great week-end ,

  22. June 14, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    Oh wow! So lovely! Your exchanges, both the giving and receiving, are fabulous ! Love those polymer clay roses too. So very pretty. I just love how you take the simplest cross-stitchings and make them absolutely fantastic with all the details. I must start stitching again. Best wishes, Tammy

  23. June 14, 2010 / 6:17 pm

    Wow! What an amazing set you made up for Hazel!

  24. June 17, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    I wanted to thank you for posting the link for how to make the covered boxes. I was really interested in those and you have taken it much further with your own boxes. They are all very lovely. Those who receive your exchanges are lucky indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  25. June 19, 2010 / 9:29 am

    Magnificent of which beautiful exchange makes a success! You made some good work
    Best regards marylin and poussy

  26. July 2, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    What beautiful work by both you and Hazel!
    My goodness, I almost want to eat those polymer clay buttons!
    I love how you make each and every exchange so very special for the lucky recipient.