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Friday, January 25, 2008

"The Perfume" - Small Finish

While I have been working on unpacking and tidying up my new house (I've just moved), I haven't been able to stitch much like before, so just at night after my son has slept, I have been stitching a little by little, until I settle down I have to be patient a bit...

So, today I share my small finish that I have done yesterday!
Do you remember that I had shown it off as a Christmas present from my Aussie friend Fiona?
This is a DMC small kit and I thought I can't mess around more than now, I've chosen this small one!





After I finished stitching, I was thinking how to finish this... and I realized that I have a beautiful fabric just perfect for this stitched piece, and found PINK basket at the shop near my place, so decided to make a basket lid!

Fortunately the colours of this stitch, flowery fabric, and pom-pom trim are match so well together, and also a basket!


I used Aida which was in the kit, so was a bit difficult to make a beautiful circle shape, but the process of making a lid was so much fun!

I'm quite satisfied of this result, I think the result turned out so beautiful, especially the colour matching, it's very lovely than I expected!!


Here is a photo of inside the basket, I also used the same fabric for the back of lid.

I'm so glad that I could finish this earlier than I thought, because I really wanted to stitch this as this kit is from my dear friend!
On the same day I've finished this basket, I've received a photo of us (Fiona + my son and I) from her!
Now I'm going to e-mail to let her know that I finished this "The Perfume"!
I hope she will be happy to see what I've done with her present!

By the way, dear friends and visitors who left me warm comments...
I'm so sorry for keep you waiting...
I haven't been able to reply to your e-mails at all, actually it quite takes time for me to write in English, so please wait for me to write you back! :D



40 comments:

Vonna said...

Very lovely! :)

Heidi said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I just adore this basket! What a perfect thing to use the sweet little purfume bottle design for. The pom~pom trim is just so wonderful. It give it a dainty and vintage look! Great job!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Pumpkin said...

Oh Yuko! That's incredible and SO pretty! What a neat idea and I love the colors :o)

How did you do the lid? Did you do two separate piece and put the wrong sides together?

kawaii crafter said...

What a lovely basket cover. I had fun looking through your blog. I also bookmarked you on delicious. :)

ZUCCHEROSA said...

THANK FOR YOUR VISIT AT MY BLOG!
I ADMIRE YOUR CREATIONS...
I'M VERY FLATTER!
I HOPE YOU TO GO BACK ON MY BLOG..
HUGS
SILVIA(ZUCCHEROSA)
FROM ITALY

Sally said...

Beautiful finish Yuko. The little basket is perfect.

Megumi said...

What a clever finish! Congratulations - it is beautiful.

Joei said...

Lovely finish Yuko, as always. Congrats!

You know what, I also made a basket lid cover few days ago. We must have been thinking alike at that time, lol! Will probably post it in my blog next week.

A great weekend to you and your family.

Elisabeth Braun said...

That looks lovely, Yukosan! Totemo kirei desu!=)

Lili said...

You've achieved the most beautiful finishing, as always...
I envy your skills and perfect taste, Lady...
Take care!
Lili

moomoo said...

wow that's a lovely finishing.Great idea with the pompom trimming :-)

Linda

Cindy said...

Very beautiful and creative finishing! The colors and materials that you used are wonderful :)

Nancy said...

Yuko this is so beautiful! I love how you have finished this. I am sure your friend will be pleased to see how you have finished her gift. Very clever idea!

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

Oh ! Yuko ! it's another wonder you made ! Beautiful colors, beautiful fabrics, beautiful basket, beautiful idea !

Paisley said...

What a beautiful finish! So pretty and feminine!

angelasweby said...

Oh Yuko, this is beautiful. I just love the pink basket, it's my favourite colour and looks so pretty. The design fits it perfectly. You have finished it so cleverly. The pom pom trim is extra special. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled to see how you have used her little gift :>)
Hugs, Angela

Susan said...

What a lovely finish, Yuko. Congratulations!

Mylene said...

You are so creative. It is just lovely. Congrats!

Susimac said...

Its so pretty Yuko, the colour, the trim, the fabric and the finish, it really is lovely, you are so clever you know.

Jessie said...

I love the matching colour. This turned out absolutely beautiful!You are very creative in your work!

stitcherw said...

Your basket turned out beautiful. Your finished Perfume piece is so pretty, and the basket and fabric you found to finish it off with were perfect. What a wonderful present you got from Claudia too, it was a lovely Christmas package of goodies.
Sue

Carla said...

What a beautiful basket!! Love it!!!

Garden Girl said...

Hi Yuko! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice comment. I love your blog ~ I love what you stitch and all of your clever finishes. It is all most inspiring. I'll be back ~ I'm putting you on my morning "blog route."
Joy in Arizona

Itching To Stitch said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. The basket lid you stitched is beautiful. Great job ;)

tkdchick said...

Wow, that basket is just amazing! YOu'd think that all of those pieces belonged together!

Doris said...

beautiful finish!, you are so creative.

Patti said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual. You are just so creative - sorry that's been said before but you are. Love Patti xxx

Hannah said...

Yuko, your finishing is perfection! It's so gorgeous!

Solstitches said...

Yuko this basket is just amazingly beautiful. It's incredible how you can take a tiny cross stitch kit and make something so gorgeous from it.
You are an inspiration and one very talented lady.

Margaret

Regina said...

Hello Yuko,
What a loveley finishing.That basket
is just amazing.You're very talented.
Liebe Grüße,
Regina

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko just catching up on my blogging. Another great piece of work that is truly beautiful. Everything you do is lovely, from your needlework to your photography. = take care = Sandra.

Anonymous said...

Hiiii Yuko, watch your mail-box! you are going to have a little surprise-:)
All is lovely here,compliments...
chiara

Caro said...

Hi Yuko, I've sent you an e-mail but I'm not sure that you have received it. my address begins with "sesriem......."

Bine said...

Yuko, you did a fantastic job on the basketlid!!! What a great idea and perfect finishing. I wish I could do so wonderful things.

Wawanna said...

Absolutely stunning! You are truly a stitching goddess!

Teri said...

What a beautiful finish!

Wendy said...

Yuko~ I am in awe of your amazing talent! The fabric and lid suit this sweet little design so perfectly. Fantastic work!!!

Laura said...

Wow Yuko! Everytime I come here I am just amazed at your beautiful finishes. The basket is just delightful!

Carol R said...

Hello - I came across your blog while surfing around - your basket is adorable - a wonderful finish - congratulations!

Pascale-Mamoune said...

It is very beautifull.
Kises from Belgium




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