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Winner of MIni Cat giveaway announced and May mini cat stitched.

Hello everyone, I have been stitching my mini cats again and today I announce the winner of the mini cat giveaway.

The winner is…………… 
Christine from The Alchymyst’s Study
Congratulations Christine, please email me so that I can arrange to send your mini cat pillow and tags. 
Thankyou for all of the comments, they were all appreciated, there will be more giveaways soon! 
This my latest box finish using my Love to Sew pattern which is available from my Craftsy Store here, I think I used Tilda fabric to cover the box, I love the roses on this, they are so pretty.
A box tutorial can be found on my cross stitch tutorials finishing blog here

Trimmed with a butterfly and hand made cord using DMC stranded cotton.
Inside trimmed with hand made cord, a tutorial for hand made cord can be found on my tutorials blog here

I finished stitching my free May mini cat pattern that can be found here
You can also see it finished into a mini pillow here

On Wednesday I will be showing you my Tea for Two finish for the blog hop I have joined.
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. March 29, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Congratulations to Christine.
    Lucky Girl.


  2. March 29, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    That box is just beautiful and Christine is so lucky!

  3. March 29, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Me! Wow, how wxciting. Thank you so much

  4. March 29, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Oh I love that box! Wonderful finish! blessings, marlene

  5. March 29, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Congrats to the winner!! This box is simply beautiful.

  6. March 29, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    I love your box and the fabric is a perfect match! I so need to take the plunge and make one of your boxes. Congrats to the winner. I bet she is thrilled to have one of your pieces.

  7. March 29, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Congrats Christine!! Your box is amazing. Love the sewing kitty. The May kitty is pretty cute too.

  8. March 30, 2015 / 8:54 am

    Your box is so lovely 🙂 Thanks for the tutorials!!

  9. Anonymous
    March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    gorgeous box, congrats to the winner

  10. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Your box is lovely, as always.
    Please tell me about the butterfly and other charms you use….do the have holes in them? Are they pinned or glued on?
    Where do you get them? etc

    Thanks, Lynn!

  11. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Your box are so lovely and tanks for tutorials.
    Happy Ester

  12. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Congrats to the lucky winner. Gorgeous box.

  13. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Your boxes are always so perfectly finished, Lynn–it's just lovely! Congratulations to Christine and thanks for another cute kitty freebie 🙂

  14. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    Beautiful as always! Tell us about the butterfly….are those charms? So are the holes through the top and you apply with a straight pin?
    Thanks in advance.

  15. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Congratulations Christine!

  16. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Congrats to the winner – and what a beautiful box!
    Love it.

  17. March 31, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Congrats to Christine for the win!
    Thank you for the May kitty! Just in time to make for my mom's birthday!
    Your box is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for everything!
    Blessings, Donna

  18. March 31, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Hello ladies,
    In reply to Mary, where do I get the butterfly charms from, sorry I cannot remember where I got them from. If you search for butterfly charms on the internet you should be able to source them.
    They are attached by placing a pin through a hole provided or stitching them on.
    Hope this helps!

  19. April 1, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Congrats to Christine. Beautiful box and stitching.

  20. April 3, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Congratulations to Christine

    Happy Stitching