Friday, November 12, 2010

Matroyshka Maidens – a recent finish!

I thoroughly enjoyed my journey in creating this ‘doll’ of a project! :-)

So cute it’s almost edible (!) is this armchair caddy, needle case and scissor charm set designed by the lovely Leanne Knell of Petals & Patches.

Matroyshka 1

The pattern is from Leanne’s ‘Matroyshka Maidens’ range, and I really enjoyed stitching it with the Cottage Garden Threads embroidery floss. The colour-way used is one of my favourites, named River Gum (203), it has a lovely gradation from olive green through to a deep plum colour.

Matroyshka 2

The fabrics I used are from one of my favourite ranges – Peace on earth by 3 Sisters for Moda.

Matroyshka 3

When the large Maiden is opened out she transforms in to a useful armchair caddy complete with pockets and a central pin cushion.

Matroyshka 4

Leanne has recently released some gorgeous patterns in this range including cushions, pin cushions and decorations – you can find all the details here! :-)

I’ll be back soon to show you a recent Christmas finish!

Hugs!! Vikki :-) x


Allie said...

Oh Vikki that is too darling - great job sweetie! You'll be stitching in style!

Maria said...

They are just gorgeous Vikki.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Not only a lovely design by Leanne but beautiful sewing on your part Vikki. I'm sure she'll give you many hours of pleasure sitting by your side as you stitch.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Sue Niven said...

This is just really lovely, well done! thanks for the link too!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vikki,

How gorgeous is she...I appreciate the link too :)

Joy said...

Vikki what a gawjus set!! I've never seen that pattern before, it's adorable!!! You've done such a good job on it too, what pretty fabs :o)!! Ooooh you're a clever chook!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Unknown said...

Oh how lovely ! Useful too !

Crowing Moon said...

Oooooh they are gorgeous! Another pattern I need to get..... I'll be spending up big in the new year!

Leanne said...

Hi Vikki,

She looks gorgeous! 3 Sisters fabrics are one of my favourites too. So glad you finished it (and in record time). I hope you have many hours of enjoyment from her.

See you soon,

Dawn said...

Oh how lovely... i just bought this at the last craft show... gotta find time to make it... he he
hugs Dawn x x x

crazypatch said...

Lovely.... Thank for the link

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Aw, Vik, that is the sweetest design!!! Now to hunt it down. :-)

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Not only is this piece soo very cute but practical as well.
Ooh, nice one!

Anonymous said...

Oh I just love Matroesjka's. I'm thinking of buying the patterns, thank you for he link. I really loved what you made. Did you see those lovely pincushions?

Khris said...

I brought this pattern at the last Stitches and Craft fair...have cut the pieces out but am yet to sew it up yet...yours is gorgeous Vikki...hugs Khris

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