Wednesday, 28 April 2010

i've got pins and needles . . . .


i've been thinking about making this for AGES

today i had literally minutes to make something
so i gathered up my ingredients

and jumped in with both feet!

ingredients:
an orphaned russian doll
a scrap of fabric
some plain pins
some fancy pins
a styrofoam egg


open up your doll
cover the egg with the scrap of fabric
you want to pull the fabric tight - i used stretch velour
pin fabric to bottom of the egg
cut of excess fabric

pop the covered egg into the doll body
i didn't use glue as it was a perfect fit


load with a few pretty pins
and you're done!


this was so simple
but
i love her!

27 comments:

Izabela said...

that is the coolest way to use the matryoshka doll i ever seen :)

thanks
xxx

sewfunky said...

What a very clever/awesome idea - it'd be a great use for a lonely matroyshka who'd lost her babies! :)

pennydog said...

I love this!

Gemma said...

Fantabulous!!

Apryl said...

that is fabulous! love it.. so very you... if I had a set of orphaned russian dolls I would make one too.

Made.By.Jess said...

I absolutely love this. You are a GeNiUs...
p.s. (It was a pleasure posting your DIY stamp tutorial) on my blog..Because it's fabulous..(Just like You)lol..
-Jess

Primrose Corner said...

I love it too :)

Kim said...

I just love this idea!

And I loved it even more once I'd stopped the momentary freak out of 'omigod someone has the exact same russian doll from the 80s as me'.

Well done!

Dot said...

Very cool! I love those dolls.

Will be linking on Dabbled.org this weekend :)

dot

Sam Gillespie said...

*LOVE* ... you are a clever thing Mrs vV! x

RubyMarilyn said...

this is perfect! i love that it has a little cover- i am going to put mine in my travel craft bag.

aly said...

(found your blog through the 'next blog' feature)

love this project. super cute!

Zinaida said...

Perfect idea! Thanks for the explanation!

upstateLisa said...

Wow! cool! found you through CRAFT! and I have that exact matryoshka doll!!!!! My mom bought it for me at some international fair in DC in about 1967 or 68, I think! and my kids have lost one of the littler dolls inside!

Ann said...

Another brilliant idea - now where did I put those old Russian dolls??? I'll be turning the house upsidedown looking for them!

Eva said...

Great idea, and one could use the bigger dolls to store spools of yarn for a sewing kit!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

funny you should say that Eva - look out for my next post!

Anonymous said...

That'd make a great Mother's Day gift! Where can I get the egg and the fabric? I love Matryoshka, thanks for sharing this!

Peggy of Plush Nest said...

so practical! I could use one of these for sewing on the go!

JuicyFig said...

that is what is known as a stroke of genious!

Kath
x

Carmen said...

Oh! I am speechless - what a brilliant idea. I must keep an eye out for orphaned Russian dolls now.

maggy, red ted art said...

Oh this is super duper cute! Will keep an eye out for single dolls in charity shops!!!

I have a craft blog called Red Ted Art (http://www.redtedart.com) and I frequently have Guest Posters there.. would love to use this as a Guest Post? Would of course give you FULL credit and link back to your site and encourage people to come and visit you! Let me know on info (at) redtedart (dot) com!!

Thank you!

Maggy

RedTedArt said...

Have just featured you on Recycled Get Crafty: http://www.redtedart.com/2011/01/01/recycled-get-crafty/

Happy New Year!

Magy

Miriam said...

Hi I found you on Shimelle's blogging for scrapbookers forum. I just love this, brilliant and beautiful x

Elegantpaws said...

Gorgeous idea, love love!

Anonymous said...

You are a creative genious. Thanks so much for sharing. My mom will love this!!

Anonymous said...

That was Excellent!!!! I wonder where I could get a styrofoam egg... hm!