Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Tiny Pinkeep for Mum

Yesterday was my Mum's birthday and if I have time I always like to try to stitch a little something I can give her with either her present or money. This year I've made her a tiny pinkeep. This is a little French design, 'Coeur D'Ange' by Miniatures D' Alphabets. The fabric is 32ct Belfast Vintage Antique White Linen and was stitched 1 over 1 with DMC 815. I thought I would have a try at doing a ruched ribbon trim around the pinkeep and was really pleased with how it turned out. Mum really loved it too!




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28 comments:

Nic said...

The pinkeep is lovely - so dainty!

Sally said...

Carol your pinkeep for your Mum is so pretty. I love the ruched ribbon:)

BeckySC said...

It's gorgoeus!

staci said...

Very pretty! Your stitching and finishing are so lovely...the ruched ribbon is perfect!

Kim B said...

Wow it's perfect!!

Susimac said...

How dainty and pretty it is, what a lovely gift.

litlaskvis said...

It is so adorable!

xstitch.nl said...

Oooh, that's just perfect... the delicate stitching, the backing fabric, the trim... gorgeous!!

Mylene said...

I love your pinkeep, Carol. Great stitching and finishing.

Daffycat said...

I must say, that is the sweetest teeny pinkeep I have ever seen. I bet your mum was thrilled to bits!

Oma said...

Beautiful! Maroon is one of my favourite colours. I love the back as well, the material you picked out matches the design perfectly. Your Mom is a lucky lady to have a daughter like you stitching for her.

Marie-P said...

That is beautiful...I love over one! I love the trim, great job.
Happy birthday to your Mom. :)

Becky K in OK said...

Very pretty. I know your mom will love it.

Karan said...

Very pretty pinkeep - I love it Carol. Hope your Mum has a lovely Birthday. :0)

Julie said...

Adorable, lucky mum!

Carol R said...

A beautiful pinkeep - the ruched ribbon trim really sets it off.

Your blog, stitching, finishing and photographs are truly inspiring.

Jessie said...

I'm sure your mum will love this beautiful pinkeep u specially stitched for her. I love the pearls and red u used in this pinkeep. The backing fabric matches so well too. Impressed :)

Sharon said...

Just beautiful!

Yuko said...

Hi Carol, this is very pretty and stitched so beautifully!
Actually now I'm working on Miniatures D' Alphabets, too!
I love the ribbon around edge you used very much! very beautiful!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your pinkeep is absolutely pretty! I love the ruched ribbon trim.

Elisa said...

Gorgeous finish...as always

Stitchingranny said...

so sweet and dainty Im sure your mum was thrilled

Christine said...

It's really beautiful !

angelasweby said...

Carol, hi there
Your gift to your mum is delightful. I love over one stitching and I love redwork too. Your stitching is so dainty and your finishing beautiful. I love the backing fabric. It's perfect.
Warm wishes Angela

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Carol. I love the rouched ribbon effect. Mental note: must try this. xx

Anonymous said...

Superbe. bravo
ann du québec

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Carol, Just stopping by to catch up with you...I've been out of commission for a while. I adore all you've been stitching. So gorgeous, Carol. I could stare at your lovely things for hours. I truly wish I could finish my things like you do. Hugs, Deb

mimimira said...

Such a lovely pinkeep! it's really gorgeous!

Greetings, Maria

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