Thursday, 3 June 2010

My exchange has arrived in Russia at last!



Hi everyone, I am thrilled to say that the exchange I sent to Yana in Russia on the 29 March has finally arrived, I had actually lost all hope of it ever getting there, in fact, I had made another one and was ready to post it next week! 

I made the  toblerone using this tutorial here ,although it is in French the pictures are quite easy to follow, I also used some of the fabrics I bought from Shabby Fabrics in America. The cherub pattern was a free pattern from Arianne Pierre, I could not find the link to it, however a nice blogging friend sent me the pattern. For the rose detail on the toblerone I used part of a pattern from the Gazette 94 blog here, just scroll down and you will see the roses as part of this large sampler.

The polymer clay rose pins, buttons and thread holder were handmade from Fimo clay and glazed with varnish to give a shiny finish. If you wish to know how to make the roses just type in polymer clay roses on You Tube and you will see a video showing how to make them. 
I used DMC floss for the cross stitch. 

More pictures below.

     


  


       



I have just sent another exchnage to Hazel from Quietly Stitching blog here , I will show pictures in my next post.

Happy stitching everyone and thankyou for your visit.

20 comments:

Jan said...

How fabulous is this whole set?! You even made the pins?! I am speechless. You are so talented.

Lesleyanne said...

I am soooo glad it arrived safely after all this time. It is so lovely and the backing fabric is gorgeous.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Wow! That is a spectacular finish! I 'll bet Yana was over the moon, thrilled!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! And you made those polymer clay roses too? You are amazing! Such a lovely exchange! I'm so glad it arrived safely too!

Angela P said...

What a beautiful exchange you sent :) Love the toblerone and have printed the instructions I will have to try one!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Awesome job LYNN!!!

staci said...

Oh Lynn! What a gorgeous, exquisite exchange! Your finishing is absolute perfection...what a lucky recipient!

Kathy A. said...

What a gorgeous exchange. You have made the most wonderful gift set. I am glad to hear that it has finally arrived in Russia. My missing package has arrived too!
I am looking forward tos eeing what you have done for Hazel. I am sure it will be stunning too.

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful set. The fabrics you used are so very pretty.
I'm so happy to hear that the package finally turned up. It would have been tragic for something so lovely to have been lost in the mail.

Ingrid said...

My gosh , it's just beatiful !! The roses are gorgeous !!

Margaret wong said...

Such a pretty set!! You do such wonderful finishings!

suzel said...

This very very pretty. You do such wonderful sets!
Happy crosstitching to you.
Kisses from france

Le blog de marylin said...

What embellish with images magnificent! I like best regards

angelasweby said...

Lynn,
This is fantastic news :>) I bet you could not believe it when it finally made it safely to its destination. And, my goodness, is it beautiful. Stunning, more like :>)
I love the toblerone, it's so clever and the pins are beautiful. The little cherub pillow and the mattress are wonderful and the handmade accessories make it so special and one of a kind.
I see you are putting your shabby chic fabrics to very good use.
Angela xx

Rachel said...

Lynn B,

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous :) I'm glad your package finally arrived in Russia. Who would have thought that it would take so long?!

Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Your work is beautiful and I'm sure Yana will treasure it!

Daffycat said...

Gasp, how freakin' scary was that? It must have gotten very delayed somewhere exotic! I'm so pleased it arrived safely though!

Susan said...

So happy all has arrived safely in Russia. There must be an interesting story to tell if your gift could talk!!!

Regards,

The Weber's said...

Where could I find that cute little angel blowing the seeds off the dandelion????
It was a beautiful gift that is for sure. Love it.
ChrisW

The Weber's said...

What a beautiful gift package. So glad it finally arrived.
Any chance you can tell us where you found the beautiful angel design blowing the dandelion seeds??

ChrisW

Branlaadee said...

Beautiful work.

I have been trying to track down that little angel. Any chance you can tell us where is came from?

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