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Tea and strawberries

More photographs below- click the photo for a close up view.
Hi everyone, I have been busy stitching felt strawberries this week, mmmmm do you think they look good enough to eat! I found inspiration to make these from my blogging friend Paulette at Beedeebabee blog here ,  if you have never been to her blog I urge you to go over a check it out, Paulette makes the most exquisite felt creations! I have seen these strawberries in various forms on lots of blogs and it was always my intention to have a go at making them, but when I saw Paulettes I just could not resist making them right away, they only took a couple of evenings to make, the instructions can be found on Paulettes blog.
As you can see I absolutely love strawberry themes, hence the teaset and matching tray. I decided to make the little bag to match, it is made from polyester cotton fabric. The next time I make this bag I would make the cord out of green instead of white and then I would attach the strawberries to the bag cord but I did not think of that until I had finished it!   
I decided to pop over to the The Graphics Fairy blog here, to obtain the strawberry picture, Karen has some lovely old photos and pictures that you can download for free, it really is a blog to inspire.    
I used transfer paper to put the picture on the fabric.
The image is printed the reverse way around. You can write words on the photographs by editing the picture in Picasa 3, this can be downloaded free from the internet.  
If anyone has requested one of my patterns and you have not received a response it is because your emails were set up as ‘no reply’, please leave me your email addresses and I will send them to you.
I would like to welcome all of my new followers to my blog, I really appreciate all of your visits.
Happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. January 18, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    I love those strawberries and the little drawstring pouch. Very nice!

  2. January 18, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    How lovely! I love strawberries too, I may have to try and make something like that

  3. January 18, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    They look lovely – & so well displayed 🙂

  4. January 18, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    These are so cute!

  5. January 18, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    Wow! So beautiful! I love your felt strawberries and the transfers and the bag! You're so creative!

  6. January 19, 2011 / 11:44 am

    The strawberries are adorable, as is the pouch. They look good enough to eat!

  7. January 19, 2011 / 11:44 am

    Very pretty. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.

  8. January 19, 2011 / 11:44 am

    The felt strawberries are fantastic. Something else to add to my 'to-do' list!

  9. January 19, 2011 / 11:44 am

    Your strawberries turned out darling!

  10. January 20, 2011 / 10:24 am

    Oh, how pretty! I really should make some of my own since I'm allergic to the real thing 🙂

    And thank you, Lynn, for your very kind comments on my blog–I so appreciate them…

  11. January 20, 2011 / 10:24 am

    All your work is wonderful, and your blog!

  12. January 21, 2011 / 9:54 am

    que des merveilles sur ton blog
    bises d'Azalée

  13. January 21, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Wow, they look so real…makes my mouth water for strawberries now!! LOL!

    Happy Stitchin'

  14. January 21, 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Lovely, yummy strawberries! Such a cute object to think of, in the middle of winter 🙂

    Best wishes,

  15. January 21, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and for entering your name in my giveaway!
    Your blog is wonderful! I love the strawberries and stitching.
    Have a Blessed week~
    Kim :0)

  16. January 21, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    The strawberries are so delightful, love your blog. It is my favorite.

  17. January 26, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    Those strawberries are just awesome and everything is so matchy-matchy!

  18. October 13, 2011 / 2:51 pm

    Strawberries is one of my favourite themes to cross-stitch as well…I loved your felt strawberries and the bag – everything is soooo cute and yummy!!!!
    Excellent job!