Saturday, February 20, 2010

Here are the three matryoshka dolls finished.  It's my first run, so the are a little wonky.  The heads are funny.  I need to adjust my pattern, I think.  Other than that, I'm happy with them.















I also decorated my recycled coffee and ice cream tubs that hold my art supplies!

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After:

5 comments:

  1. I went to the Half Price Books at 13492 North Highway 183 They had a good selection of crochet and craft books there and cheap too. Your art supplies look great in your new recycled containers! :) Good idea. I think your matroyshka's are really adorable. Thanks for your comments at my blog. :)

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  2. There is a really cute free embroidery pattern here.
    http://soseptember.blogspot.com/2010/02/free-pattern-just-for-you.html

    Michelle

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  3. Ohhh I love it, thanks so much! And thank you for the compliments. The more I look at them, the more I don't like them. They came out too wonky, the pattern is really uneven which is odd, because when I cut them out, they were symmetrical. Ah well, back to the drawing board.

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  4. I think they are cute. I am not good at sewing. I have a sewing machine and want to learn, but many of my tries at hand-sewing come out looking funky.
    See example here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamagal/2917259663/in/set-72157602191935206/

    A felt monkey I made for my nephew. If that scarf was not on him, his head would completely flop forward. (laugh)

    But, thank goodness for second chances.:)
    Michelle

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  5. That monkey is super awesome!! I guess that's part of being handmade- it'll be wonkier than machine-sewn, and, hence, more one-of-a-kind. You can crank out the same thing all day on a sewing machine and have it look the exact same, but you get something a little different each time you hand sew something. And that's cool.

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