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Angel stitching arrived at it’s destination!

More photo’s below.
Hi everyone, a couple of weeks ago I offered to do some Angel stitching for the Stitch Red exchange at the Hooked On Exchanging blog here and Lisa over at Lisa’s Cross Stitch Paradise blog here was the recipient.
I used the alphabet from freebie pattern that I have in my stash, unfortunately I cannot remember where I got it from, I think it was a DMC freebie, however if you would like a copy just leave a comment with your email address and I will gladly send it to anyone who asks. Please make sure your comments allow replies as some don’t and I have no way of contacting the people who do not have a blog.
For the small pillow pattern I copied part of a large pattern from the swapppons blog, you can see the link in the previous post for this. I also made Lisa some labels for Lisa’s cross stitch projects, you can see the tutorial for these here on my tutorials blog.
I read Lisa’s blog and noticed she liked butterflies so I decided to make the little butterfly pins with a couple of mill hill beads to finish off. All you need for the decorative pins are a couple of ordinary pins, mill hill seed beads, glue (I used gem tack glue but you can use fabric glue as I know it works) and a charm with a hole through the middle. Just pop a tiny bit of glue at the top of the pin, slide a mill bead on to the pin, followed by a little more glue a charm and then another bead, press them together, leave to dry and your done! 
It was called Stitch Red for the Heart so I chose this fabric for the reverse of the pin keep.  
I stitched the little Hand Made with Love charm on the reverse- 
using tiny blanket stitches.
Here are the labels made in a selection of colours.
I trimmed the top of the pinkeep with a couple of swarovski crystals.
I am pleased to say that Lisa let me know that she loved what I made for her!
I do enjoy stitching these alpahabet letters, they are so quick to stitch and rather effective don’t you think?
Stitching news
I have also been stitching on my Little House Neighbourhood this week but not enough to show much progress.
Many years ago I used to make all of my own clothes and I am pleased to say I have now got the sewing bug again. After looking in the shops and not being able to find any summer dresses that I really liked (unless they were very expensive) I decided to buy some patterns and some fabric to make some myself, I am really pleased with the fabric, it is rather pretty and I can’t wait to get started – I may even start a sewing blog so watch this space!
If I do decide to start a sewing blog I will need a new name for it, I thought I may call it  
Lynn B’s Dressmaking Corner but I would love some suggestions on what I should call it, any ideas out there?    
Must go, husband is wanting me to make some scones today, my sister has also put an order in so I am going to make a double recipe and take them over as a surprise!!!!! Hope she does not see this post before I can get to her home, if you do Ann-Marie get the kettle on! 
Bye for now and happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 8, 2011 / 10:40 am

    Lynn, your work is beautiful. Thank you for the explanation on how you decorate the pins. So simple, but SO effective!

  2. May 8, 2011 / 10:40 am

    Lynn your work is always so gorgeous!! The fabric you've chosen for the pinkeep is amazing! Such pretty pins too.
    I'm sure Lisa will be thrilled!

  3. Anonymous
    May 8, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    Qué bello es su blog. Desde que lo descubrí, cada vez que puedo, lo visito y siempre me sorprende. Es elegante, delicado, laborioso, y muchas gracias por vuestros tutoriales, links, patrones, etc…. En esta ocasión, estas labores son realmente bonitas, tanto por el diseño escogido, color de hilo, tela ( increible, la parte de atrás del pinkeep ) alfiletes, etiquetas, uffffff TODO ES REALMENTE HEMOSOS. Un saludo y besos

  4. May 8, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    Lovely work. I love those pins, I think I mught have a go at those. I was just looking at your header montage. Second row down, forth picture in. The transfer belonged to my grandmother, and I have just stitched it (1st May post)
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  5. May 8, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    Beautiful! I bet the recipient loved it! That's exciting also about getting back into sewing again. Maybe I should too — it's so hard to find dresses that suit these days.

  6. May 8, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    OOOOhhhhh lovely 🙂 and could you send me the alphabet please 🙂
    love the pins, the labels , need some of your scones so drop some off on the way please heheheh … and mmmmm love the idea of a new blog and the name suits it … I would be one of the first followers as I can sew but need to improve hehehe
    love mouse xxxx

  7. May 8, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    How pretty – your work is amazing. The pin keep is beautiful. I love that your sister has the same name as I do!! I would love to have a copy of the alphabet but please send it at your convenience. Thanks!

  8. May 8, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    That is a beautiful gift.
    Oh do start a dressmaking blog, I'll definitely join as a follower!

  9. May 8, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    sempre molto raffinato e bello ciò che fai!!!
    allora aspettiamo anche il nuovo blog!!!

  10. May 8, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    So beautiful gift.

  11. May 9, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Love the alphabets

  12. May 9, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Very nice!
    A wonderful gift!

  13. May 9, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Lovely pinkeep and pins! Lisa is sure to enjoy them!

  14. May 9, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Ummm – did I hear fresh scones??? Can I place an order??? Would you like to deliver them.

    I once got the idea for sewing my own clothing but then I sat down, stitched and what do you know – the feeling went away!!!!!

    If you sewing is anything like your stitching you will be a remarkable seamstress.

    Lynn B. – seamstress extraordinaire!

  15. May 9, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    Forgot to include, it's a lovely idea to start a sewing blog. Can't wait to see your finishes 🙂

  16. May 9, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    I sooo love the box and the alphabet pinkeep. They'r both so gorgeous. As usual your choice of colours and matching fabrics is awesome.
    Really enjoy reading your blog 🙂 Great inspiration

  17. May 10, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    wow! such gorgeous gifts!!

  18. May 14, 2011 / 9:12 am

    What beautiful gifts you stitched, I love how it's called Angel Stitching.
    Thanks for the info on how to make the pins as well, they're gorgeous, I think I might have to look for some charms and try them sometime soon.

  19. May 14, 2011 / 9:12 am

    Oh wow, Lynn, your Angel stitching is beautiful! I bet Lisa was thrilled:)

  20. May 14, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    Beautiful work, such attention to detail.

  21. May 17, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    Love your turquoise set and Scones= Yumm!

  22. May 17, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    What a gorgeous guíft! Very nice handwork! Hughs Anja

  23. May 19, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    Gosh, what a lovely post Lynn.
    The things you made for Lisa are gorgeous!
    I love the fabric you used to back the pinkeep. It looks fabulous.
    Thanks for the how to on the pins – will add that to the looong list of things I want to try along with those labels.
    I hope you do start a dressmaking blog as I'll be reading you and am sure to be inspired by whatever you make.
    Please may I have a link to the alphabet charts?

  24. May 21, 2011 / 9:20 am

    Thanks for the explanation on how to make the pins. So simple but very effective!

  25. September 5, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Please send me a copy of the alphabet, it is so lovely.