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Exchange gift has arrived at the destination

Lynn B Happiness is Cross Stitching
Hi everyone, here is the gift I made for my partner Heike in a recent exchange on Ravelry.

I made this little selection of gifts for Heike, I was supposed to make something knitted but Heike saw my cross stitch blog and asked if she could have something made from cross stitch, so here it is.
I crocheted the little pin cushion and made these little polymer clay pins to go inside, I then made a matching necklace, a small felt needlebook, a pinkeep using a free pattern for the cross stitch design and stitched Heike’s initial in the bottom of the tray. I made it all in red as I knew it was one of her favourite colours. 
You can see the gift that Heike sent to me at the bottom of this post.
 You can find the necklace tutorial from my other blog here . 
The cross stitch pattern for the pinkeep can be found here
The alphabet was also a free pattern, I will check and put the link on later when I remember where I got it from. 
Cross stitch exchange by Lynn B

I painted this little tray and covered a piece of card with wadding and the cross stitch design, this was laced at the back and then glued into place. 
Cross stitch by Lynn B

Cross stitch pin keep by Lynn B
Polymer clay by Lynn B
A little needlebook designed by me.

Polymer clay pins designed by Lynn B

This is my little toaster oven where I cook my polymer clay .

I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    So lovely gift you have dun, I like the yarn its so nice color and the other tings are so nice.
    You do so lovely thins .
    Have a nice day

  2. May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    Lovely exchange hugs.

  3. Anonymous
    May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    So much gorgeousness all in one post! I love the wunderful pinkeep with the sewing machine!
    Have a nice day,Evy

  4. May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    Lovely 🙂

  5. May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    I love your sweet little stitched items Lynn. Red and white are always a favorite! Thank you for sharing!

  6. May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    What a beautiful exchange! Thanks for sharing all the individual photos.

  7. May 12, 2014 / 8:15 am

    Wonderful gits… I was most impressed with your little pins.. they are lovely. And ooh never thought of making my own with Fimo… I may just have to have a go.
    Your stitching is lovely and I like the way you have matched it all. Its lovely and I am sure will all be treasured.
    Smiles to you 🙂

  8. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    Everything turned out perfectly, Lynn! I especially love that little needlebook with the butterfly closure 🙂 That is so nice that Heike wanted some of your beautiful cross stitching, too!

  9. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    A beautiful gift. The pins are really lovely.Shirley

  10. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    Such a lovely assortment of gifts. I'm sure she loved it all.

  11. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    What a spectacular exchange you put together any woman would be over the moon to receive that!

  12. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    Hi Lynn: Lovely gift exchange, the goodies look yummy, I love the color of your yarn so stunning, your box of accessories
    are adorable.

    Thank-you for sharing.


  13. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    Wow, Lynn – you outdid yourself again!! Beautiful gifts!

  14. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    A beautiful exchange, Lynn. I love the pins and the pinkeep.
    Have a great week,

  15. May 13, 2014 / 11:20 am

    wow ! incredibly beautiful pieces you've done for this exchange !!
    everything is so beautiful and lovely
    your pins are fantastic and the tray is nothing else but perfect 😀
    I know how your necklaces and crocheted pincushions are superb 😀
    you felt needlebook is the sweetest
    Heike has been blessed and surely was over the moon 😀
    have a great week

  16. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    Beautiful gifts. The pins are just gorgeous.