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Birthday gift to a friend

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you the gift I sent to my friend Angela (no blog) I decided to make a pretty little pillow trimmed in white ribbon and swarovski crystals. Angela has let me know she has recieved my gift and I am glad to say she likes it! 
The picture above shows the wrapping paper and gift tag I made using images from The Graphic Fairy blog here The wrapping paper can be found under Wallpaper on the link provided, I then edited the paper in Picasa 3 to write the greetings.
The gift tag was made using an image also from The Graphics Fairy, not sure which section I got this one from though. All I did was print the image onto transfer paper and cut out the shape, I then sandwiched a small piece of felt in between and trimmed with dmc handmade cord. 
Here is the pillow, the cross stitch pattern is a freebie from Martines Blog  here just keep scrolling down the page and you will see it there. If you would like to see it made in pink see my previous post here.
White hand made polymer clay roses sprinkled with glitter, bow trimmed with
swarovski crystals.
I show how to make this bow on my tutorials blog here

There is still time to enter my Valentine giveaway here it is open until the 27th February 2011.

      Happy stitching everyone and thankyou for your lovely comments, they are all very much appreciated, I would also like to extend a warm welcome to new visitors and followers and of course my regular visitors too!
Have a happy stitchy week!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    That is so pretty, and so beautifully wrapped I'm surprised she could bear to open it

  2. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    These are so lovely–and your gift wrapping an entire gift and treat in itself. I mean to take just a minute break and end up hanging around your site far longer…thank you for the refreshment.

  3. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Wow! I would say that Angela is a very lucky girl to have you as a friend! I read your post and realize how much more there is out there is cyberspace that I have never even thought of seeing, touching, doing. Maybe someday!

  4. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    bonjour Lynn
    celui ci aussi est merveilleux, et si joliment finalisé
    bravo et merci , je viens de prendre la photo

  5. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Another beautiful masterpiece – you are amazing Lynn.

  6. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    What a beautiful birthday gift! I bet your friend was thrilled!

  7. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Wow, ir's adorable! And I love how you personalized the paper!

  8. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    What gorgeous, and unusual, gifts you have made. 🙂 I am sure they will be cherished.

  9. February 18, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Oh my Lynn, what a lovely gift you have made, I am not surprised your friend loves it.
    I just want to say you have given me plenty of inspiration to sew more since I started following you blog. I made a few of my own cross stitch designs, and I have also been using embroidery which I find very addictive. For now my knitting has taken a back seat.
    Thank you for the inspiration. best wishes Julie.C

  10. February 19, 2011 / 11:11 am

    what a cool idea! thanks for sharing the link i really enjoyed looking at all the cute little pictures

  11. February 19, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    Dearest Lynn, what amazing work you do! I have been looking through your tutorials and I am just thrilled to have found you! Oh my but your stitches are so perfect-so beautiful!!!! Wow! You have inspired me to try to crossstitch!! I will be visiting your fabulous blog often. Sharon

  12. February 19, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    Beautiful beautifuuullll pillow! Those roses are gorgeous =)

  13. February 20, 2011 / 9:07 am

    beautiful works !

  14. February 20, 2011 / 9:07 am

    Lynn you are so thoughtful with your gifts, right down to the wrapping paper. Everything is so pretty!! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with this gift.

  15. February 20, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    I know Angela was ecstatic with her little gift from you. I love your little clay designs, you are just so creative. Thankyou for sharing.

  16. February 20, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    I am loving looking around your blog – gorgeous things Cheers Britt in Australia

  17. February 20, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    I do not know write in English, but I want to say I loved your blog, congratulations

  18. February 20, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    What a beautiful gift!

  19. February 20, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    What a beautiful gift for your friend. I bet she loved it.

  20. February 21, 2011 / 7:34 pm

    A lovely gift for your friend.

  21. February 24, 2011 / 9:17 am

    Krásný blog…

  22. April 3, 2011 / 7:13 am

    WOW! Really beautiful gift!!!