Friday, March 28, 2008

Oooh a finish

I decided to join the Monthly Finishing Challenge blog and make a pinkeep out of an old Lizzie Kate freebie design I had had stitched up but shelved for years. So here it is. I can't remember what the fabric is but the threads are dmc.
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It's the first time I have done a padded pinkeep and the first time doing one of those bow thingys at the top. Don't know if I have done it quite right as it is only pinned on and doesn't feel very secure. Apart from that, I think it looks quite cool and has built up my confidence a bit. The lovely trim I got from John Lewis - they have such lovely trims and things and was only 50p a meter which is not bad all things considered.

Oh and I saw this wonderful book on Staci's blog:

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which looks fab so I am going to get my dh to get it for me as part of my Birthday present which isn't till June but hey ho! You'll get a better idea of it on her blog actually.

Well tomorrow is reveal day on the Jayne Attics forum for the March Challenge so I will post another pic tomorrow of another finish I have done.

Take care all.
x

22 comments:

Barbara said...

This looks FABULOUS, Hazel!

staci said...

Darling pinkeep! Look out, that book will get you into trouble, LOL...best to not let hubby know exactly how much trouble till after he gets it for you ;)

Fabulous exchange from Edgar, love the colors he used!

Stitcher said...

It's a great pinkeep.

Cheryl said...

Looks great to me! Love that fabric!
Have a good weekend Hazel :)

Sally said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous finish Hazel.

lena-lou said...

What a pretty Pinkeep , I love the backing fabric. You received a nice exchange from Edgar :-))

Enjoy the weekend!

Ranae said...

Fabulous finish!!

Becky K in OK said...

I love your pinkeep. The design made up so cute.

Lisa said...

Love your pinkeep and the fabric is lovely. I have my eye on this book too, might have to persuade DH to buy it for my birthday!

tkdchick said...

That looks just wonderful! Congrats!

Sam said...

Beautiful finishing Hazel - it looks gorgeous!!!

DebW said...

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. You do wonderful work, as well!! I look forward to looking at your blog when I have a little more time. Thanks again, Debbie

Lennu said...

Oh I love this pinkeep, congratulations!

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful pinkeep. I can't believe that's your first one ;)

Doris said...

lovely pinkeep.

Rachael said...

Lovely pinkeep!!

Sorry to only just get back to you,I am in Derby,but I like to just put Derbyshire,I bet where you are is a prettier place to live in High Peak!

Beatrice said...

You did a super job.!!!
Your exchange is very nice too. He did a great choice of colours.

monique said...

Nice finish! This is my first visit to your blog; I found you through Carla's post about the pretty needlebook you sent to her :)

stitcherw said...

Your pinkeep looks beautiful, and the edging you found for it is perfect. Your exchange from Edgar was wonderful as well. The stitching looks lovely, and what a fun grouping of charts. I have the LHN one in my stash to do. One of the ladies on the LHN board did it on a checked linen and it looked wonderful, so that's how I'm planning on doing mine as well.

Hope things are going better for you , and that Elijah's teething is going smoothly and not to painfully for him.
Sue

Dawn B. said...

Very nice and I love the fabric on the back

Wendy said...

Beautiful pinkeep ~ you did an amazing job!!

Stephanie said...

Love your pinkeep, it's great! And I'm jealous of your John Lewis, which is clearly far better stocked than mine :)