Saturday, December 06, 2008

More Matryoshka

Well, the Matryoshka machine is still spinning. This first one is for a friend named Sakura, which means cherry blossom. How perfect is that? I usually don't like using plastic beads and don't even know where I got these, but I just HAD to use them. The middle one is my favorite - I just love the combination of these two fabrics. I am having such fun with these! And the last one is for a friend whose favorite color is this green. I'm so enjoying picking out the flower beads and the other embellishments!
Happy Stitching,
~Lin Moon

Monday, December 01, 2008

Matryoshka Ornaments

Well, the Making of Matryoshkas has begun. These will be the "giveaway" gifts for my close friends at Christmas. The first one is for my good friend whose favorite color is pink. (So many people like pink! Did you know there's a list for pink-loving Christmas crafters?) I drew the face on paper using a combination of pen and chalk, scanned it in and printed it onto fabric you can put into your printer. I like the soft effect of the chalk on the hair and cheeks. I'm trying to make one in everyone's favorite color. But I think one of my girlfriend's favorite colors is orange, and I really don't like orange, so I have no orange fabric...hmmm we'll have to see what I can do about that.... It's really fun to mix and match fabrics and I so enjoy the embellishing with flowers and beads!

Happy Christmas Crafting,
Lin Moon