Thursday, February 28, 2008

SBBC - Birthday Club 2008 FOR Dawn B.

I've got a lovely e-mail from my partner that my Birthday Present for "SBBC -Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club" has safely arrived to her, so I share some photos what I've sent her!

My partner was Dawn B. and I heard that she loves "Kitties", "Bears", "Snowman" and colour "Blue", so it was very easy for me to choose the design for her!
I have chosen this design "Kitty Litter" by Brittercup Designs for her and finished as a Pinkeep.
In the original design, there was used green shade threads for the border, but as I heard that she loves blue, I changed it!

I used blue multi coloured ribbon and made top pin with blue beads.

I also made some head pins for both right and left sides of the Pinkeep, like this (* right hand side photo).
And here is the backing fabric which I used for the Pinkeep.
This time I just have chosen very simple blue gingham check one which was the best for this Pinkeep, I thought.
(This time I didn't add "wee pocket" on the back"...)

I added some goodies (you can see them on her blog...) with this Pinkeep, but I had extra time and thought this isn't good enough as a Birthday Present, so I made very small thread holder with a little blue bear design which I thought she would like.

I used blue flowery ribbon and on the back I stitched her initial and year 2008.

It was the first time for me to join in public exchanges (experienced once in Japanese group, though), so I was a bit nervous and worried if she would like them.
But I've got a sweet e-mail from her today, so I'm very glad and feel so relief now!

Anyway, I had fun to join in this exchanges and think it was very good experience and opportunity!Thank you Edgar who is an owner of SBBC and thank you Dawn B.

*Pinkeep - "Kitty Litter" by Brittercup Designs
28ct Cashel Linen (Cream) , DMC threads (2 strands)

*Thread Keeper - from "De fil en aiguille" no.12Unknown fabric, DMC threads (2 strands)


Nancy said...

Yuko these birthday gifts are so beautiful, and your personal touches make them such exquisite gifts! I am sure the birthday girl was very, very happy! You always do amazing work.

Anonymous said...

This pinkeep is too cute!!!
I love !!!!!!
You have a nice blog, You do great things
sorry for my very bad english
see you soon

Wendy said...

How beautiful!!! You certainly put a lot of effort into all the personalized details in your very sweet gift and it shows! I'm sure it is greatly appreciated by Dawn.

mimimira said...

It is a lovely gift!
Greetings from Bulgaria!

Megumi said...

That's a very pretty pinkeep - I love Brittercup Designs. :) And the pins you used are fabulous!! The threadkeeper is adorable. :)

Carol R said...

The gifts are really lovely Yuko, I am sure Dawn loved receiving them.

Katrina said...

Love the gifts! Gorgeous exchange.

tkdchick said...

You did a beautiful job!

Elisabeth Braun said...

'Kitty-sitter' is seriously cute! 可爱!

Lelia said...

Awesome Gift! Job well done .

Garden Girl said...

Yuko, you do such lovely work and your finishing is wonderful. All are just lovely!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! Everything is just gorgeous. Your stitching and finishing are so lovely, as usual. I am also a cat person and your kitties are very cute. I like your threadkeeper, very pretty!

Eles Kleine Wunderwelt said...

Hi Yuko,
the litte Kitty-pinkeep looks beautiful! A great exchange.
Many greetings an a nice week-end to you

Sally said...

That is absolutely beautiful Yuko!

Andrea said...

Beautiful birthday gifts. A lovely finish.

Von said...

Yuko, it's always such a delight to visit your blog! Your stitching projects are exquisite and reflect your lovely personality so well. Sending you hugs and wishes for a happy weekend! :)

BeckySC said...

Yuko, you did a fabulous job on this pinkeep!! Congratulations :)

Susimac said...

Its beautiful Yuko, I love how you have personalised it too, Hugs Su x

Anonymous said...

Oh, It's a very beautiful gift!
good job!

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful birthday package you put together for your exchange partner who must be thrilled to have such a thoughtful gift from you.
Your work is always so lovely with so much attention to detail.

Carla said...

Beautiful birthday gifts for Dawn!!

Cross Stitch Fan said...

Lovely work Yuko!!

Lillie said...

That's a lovely gift for Dawn.

stitcherw said...

What an adorable pin keep. The design is so cute and your finishing of it is wonderful.