Tuesday, 12 June 2007

At Last I Can Show You

My first ever pinkeeper. I was really pleased with the results as I am definitely not into sewing lol. I made this and the little fob to match for AnnT's birthday which is today - Happy Birthday Ann -. I know Ann loves the Little House Needlework designs and thought an alphabet would blend in with them. Although it doesnt show up here it is stitched on a lovely blue fabric, and I found a pretty blue sprigged fabric to back it with. I also made the little swarovski pins. The blue marking pins (on the front of the pinkeep) which I originally made to go with this looked so dull against the swarovski pins that I changed my mind and made pretty blue pearl ones instead.
I did her initials on one side of the scissor fob to match. On the other side I did a wee stitching angel which was a freebie I found through a link on Su's site (Contemplating My Needle and Thread). I am please to say Ann seemed thrilled with her gift.

13 comments:

Julie said...

what a wonderful gift for Ann, congrats on your 1st pinkeep, such beautiful colours

Ann T said...

Thankyou again Helen, they are even more gorgeous in the flesh! didnt realise you had even made the pins too! everything was just perfect :o)

jane said...

I'm not surprised that Ann was pleased - what a beautiful gift!

Lynn said...

what an amazing job you did! Well Done x

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous work, Helen :)
I have been making my own pins as well for finishing at times when I want something different :)

Carla said...

Beautiful work!!! And the pins are so pretty!

Stitcher said...

Wow. Stunning, it's beautiful. I really love the colours.

Lisa said...

What gorgeous finishes Helen! What designer is the alphabet from please, it's lovely?
How do you make your own pins, they are beautiful. Do you need to use glue?

Edda said...

What a stunning gift you´ve made for Ann, Helen. I love your finishing.

All the best,
Edda

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous pinkeep Helen! You would never know that it was your first one. Well done!

Tanya said...

That is so beautiful and I LOVE the blues in it.

Sally said...

Beautiful gifts you made for Ann, Helen.

Carol said...

Your pinkeep and fob for Ann are gorgeous Helen, she must have been absolutely thrilled to receive them! I love the pins you've made, they're very pretty. I think I will have to have a go at making my own too! :o)