Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I made this russian matryoshka doll pincushion as a gift for my mom. It was a super easy project since the design was already printed on the fabric. I just cut them out, filled with batting and stitched them together! I really like the matryoshka concept since it reminds me of infinity and pi, my favorite never ending numbers. Wish these little ladies had more of a smile though! They still brought one to me, hope they do the same for you!

I've added a picture of the original fabric - above.


Blogger Lady K said...

I knew it! You don't sleep! It's almost noon in Paris so that makes it pretty early in the morning on the west coast... 9 hours difference and all.

Keep on making! :)

2:34 AM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

I love those, I collect russian dolls, yours are brilliant. In a rush so I'll read your previous post later...

3:37 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

I love the pincushion dolls. Clever idea.

7:26 AM  
Blogger ladylinoleum said...

You know, those printed dolls on fabric take me back. My grandmother used to supply me with oodles of those from our local fabric store when I was young. I loved them.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi lady k, I'm so busted, it was indeed really late last night. It's strange to think that in Paris you are living in such a different part of the day. That must have been a real adjustment, wow Paris!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thanks weirdbunny. Would love to see your dolls, perhaps a picture!?

1:08 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Me too, it's hard to stop myself from creating a huge bevy of them! Thank you Cathy!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi ladylinoleum, oh I know what you mean I still have a batch of those somewhere but this one was actually just made from just normal fabric, the dolls (about 3X2) made up the pattern themselves. I did this before with a butterfly print fabric, if the prints can be lined up pretty close together right side to wrong side it works pretty well. I should have put a picture of the fabric up!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I adore their little rosy cheeks Gina. Hey, that clock is spectacular... you lucky duck. Have an awesome Wednesday. Much love xox.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love these dolls - might have to have a go at them - great fabric you have used!

11:35 PM  
Blogger madhatter said...

quick and easy project, and the result is cute :)
was it "just because" or did your mom had an anniversary?

5:20 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Aw, thanks nicole! I thought so too, it was such a lovely surprise. Happy day to you too dear!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi Kate, yes I just got lucky on this one, I hadn't thought about being able to make a little pincushion out of the fabric until I got home and was looking at it. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thanks so much madhatter! The pincushion was a little additive to her birthday present package!

9:57 PM  
Blogger *Kumi said...

HE he he, I love it!!

12:13 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you kumi!!!

2:31 PM  

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