Tin exchange TO Eva


Eva e-mailed me tonight to let me know that she has safely received her tin from me today. this is the first one of my 4 tin exchanges to go out, it arrived in France super fast too!!

I stitched BBD - Vintage flowers as Eva is a big fan of BBD's - It was Eva who moderates and organises the BBD SAL's that I join. We have become quite good friends over the past few months I'm pleased to say.

The tin top as I mentioned is Vintage flowers and its all stitched in the recommended DMC colours. I stitched it on soft cream 40ct linen. I added the different beads in colours that are in the design rather than just x stitches as I felt it added more interest. I edged the sides with vintage cream crochet lace.
Inside I lined it with 2 different moda fabrics and trimmed the inside bottom with cord around the edges. Inside the lid I added some silk ribbon to tie on the scissors and another piece of lace (the same as the front edges) to hold the scissors in safely). The bottom of the tin I have put some hamd-dyed felt so that it has a soft 'bum' LOL!!

I made a wee fob and took elements of the top design there's the rose and then on the reverse of the fob I stitched an E and used again part of the main design for the eyelet flowers. I edged the fob with some toning beaded trim and used the same hand-dyed silk ribbon to make the scissor fastner part of the fob.

I really enjoyed stitching and making this up for Eva and my next tin exchange went out today too so hopefully that will arrive the early part of next week.



I apologise for not doing my normal blogging, but we have still been feeling off-colour but I have been very busy stitching and getting on with exchanges and things andso I'm afraid that blogging has suffered a wee bit.

Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments on my work, and for the nice emails too, if I owe you an email I will get mailing soon I promise.

39 comments:

Julianne said...

What a beautiful keepsake. Thanks for sharing such love pictures. They really brightened my day.

Nicki said...

Oh wow Su! That's the most amazing covered tin I've ever seen! It's just beautiful. Eva must be stunned! :)

xstitch.nl said...

That is incredibly beautiful, Su!! Simply stunning!

Shannon L. said...

Oh my heavens, that is absolutely beautiful ! The details are just amazing. Congratulations on creating such a work of art!

Cathy said...

Su, that is just gorgeous. I'm sure that Eva must love it!

S said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Your tin is amazing, love all the little details you put into it - great work!!

lena-lou said...

Oh boy!!! Your tin looks so very pretty perfect design for Eva :-))

VavadesNeiges - Eva said...

i'm so thrilled ! you did a wonderful work
i'm treated ... thanks my friend

KarenV said...

It's fabulous Su, a work of art! Congratulations!

Stitchingranny said...

Beautiful work as always Sue. I thought you must be busy with something when there was no new posts in your blog.

Susan said...

Another beautiful piece, Su. Congratulations!

BeckySC said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations!

Anne said...

You do beautiful work Su! I drop by your blog often to see what you have going on stitchy-wise. Your friend must be thrilled with her lovely gift.

Laurie said...

Your tin is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous. :)

Mary said...

Stunning!!! The colors, the beads, the lace, the stitching, the design...I could continue, but wow! This is truly a work of the heart, and I love it!!

Senorita Stitches said...

What beautiful work you do, Su! I love all the special detailing.

Nelapx said...

Felicidades muy hermoso Su

Carol said...

That is a stunning tin Su!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Karen said exactly what I was thinking, Su: this is a stunning work of art. A real labor of love, and truly beautiful handcraft.

Dianne said...

Wow Su! That is one of the prettiest tin finishes I have ever seen.
You are so getting an ATC in the mail someday because of your sweet comment in Barbara's blog. What would you like or can I pick? I'm thinking flowers or cats! ; )
Feel better-it's been a miserable winter for illness.

Karen said...

Very pretty I love it

Nicola said...

Su, your tin is absolutely gorgeous! All the finishing is exquisite.

Sally said...

Wow, Su, this is gorgeous! I wish I had your patience to finish things off so beautifully.

Isabelle said...

How gorgeous!! I love it Su, another exquisite piece!
Take care xxx

Jacqui said...

WOW Su, the tin is brilliant. Well done. And lucky Eva!

Katrina said...

Stunning as always! You did a beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

Wow Su,
You have excelled yourself. This is one of my all time favourite designs and you have created a beautiful treasured keepsake with it. The little finishing touches make it unique.
Hugs, Angela

Marika said...

You have made such a astonishing tin ! It´s also so lovely inside ! Good work !

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Su, congratulations

ollie1976 said...

Beautiful-great job!

tintocktap said...

That's beautiful, Su - lucky Eva!

Ash said...

That is just beautiful! You've made it so special on that tiny count of fabric. Love how you finished the tin too.

Carla said...

Beautiful!!

Vonna said...

I don't know what more I can add...other than...you totally amaze me. I just can't get over all of the exquisite things you do...and I mean that sincerely. I just get so envious every time I see your lovely, *lovely* things :)
I hope you're feeling better soon!
{{hugs}}

Vero M said...

Oh la la !!! BEAUUUTIFUL :-))

ptitecroix said...

tout est magnifique !!!!!

Anonymous said...

both boxes (yours and Vava's) are beautiful, congratulations, ladies !
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Stéf said...

Cette petite boite est splendide ! Bravo et à bientôt !

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