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Topic: Mini-Matroyshka Felt Ornaments & Matroyshka-Printed Ditty Bag  (Read 1145 times)
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« on: December 21, 2011 09:46:31 PM »

It's been awhile since I've shared any projects or followed everything on this board.  I really miss it.  Work has pretty much consumed my life, and I miss all the time I used to have to make things.  I'm hoping that in the new year, I'll be able to put more time into handmade items. Smiley

Anyway...  Here are two projects that I worked on and put together as a Christmas/birthday gift for my sister.  It's a bit embarrassing given the fact that her birthday is in April...

The pattern for the ornaments can be found at Sew to Speak.  When I saw this last year, I thought that this was the CUTEST project idea ever.  My sister and I have a thing for matroyshkas, so this seemed perfect.  (My sister has gifted me with a matroyshka doll, bowls, and plastic bento containers!)  Plus, she's super big on Christmas and trees.

Major props to Sew to Speak for the wonderful project and beautiful, clear directions. Smiley

The ditty bag was made using Keyka Lou's Ditty Bag Pattern.  I love how Michelle advises you to sew the zipper.  It just looks so... clean and professional. Smiley  Believe it or not, this is actually the first zipper I've ever sewn!

I used Japanese fabric for the body and a yellow poly-cotton for the lining.

I packed the ornaments in a slim box and tied it off with a ribbon. Smiley  It's a bit overexposed as it was taken indoors before this was packed off and shipped to my sister.  I also included a little tag inside that said these ornaments were handmade.

A picture of one of the dolls hanging on my sister's tree. Smiley
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

(Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone who posts such awesome projects that constantly inspire me and make me want to step away and create again!  Kiss)

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011 12:25:51 AM »

Ahh, I love your matryoshkas! They are so colourful, you did a great job on the embroidery as well.
The finishing part: a nice, slim box and some ribbon... That is the finishing touch! Love it!  Cheesy

And the bag is a nice extra! Well done!

(Thanks for reading, and thanks to everyone who posts such awesome projects that constantly inspire me and make me want to step away and create again!   Kiss)
I think we all get inspired by someone, by pictures, comments, and so on here on Craftster. That is why I LOVE Craftster and love to share my projects! So thank you for sharing too!!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011 04:06:20 AM »

I love the dolls, so colorful! and your packaging was such a neat idea.  I have to check out the link you posted for the dolls as I have a friend that really likes Matroyshka and I might have to make her one.
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