Pinch punch first of the month.. Our Matroyshka inspired creations..


















Happy April to you. It’s time to show off the really cool things that some of my lovely, talented readers have made this month, inspired by these ‘ere vintage Matroyshka Dolls… remember ? :)









Sabrina from decided to emblaze a cute Russian Doll stock photo onto a babygrow using iron on transfer paper  – and has tips on her blog if you’d like to know how to do it. It’s really effective. I also recommend the blog because she has some other good tips on there if you’re crafty – it’s fun to read too :)







Jo Kinnish of Hello Material made this handy little travel bag in a really cool print. She has an Etsy store but not only that – 2 small kiddies.. one being a newborn, so you’ve got to respect a lady for being together enough to make and sell such luscious products too.







How sweet is this little Matroyshka cushion lady ? She’s also Impeccably dressed ! Sharon, owner of etsy store modflowers made her using vintage 60s and 70s fabric. She’s got lots of other cushions in her shop and a beautiful, colourful, blog that truth be told, I’m slightly addicted to….









A Matroyshka in the form of a hot water bottle ! Sandie from Powder Grey made this with her 7 year old son, inspired by the cowboys in his bedroom. They left the face blank so that he can draw different faces and slot them in. Really imaginative and will keep him busy I’m sure. Love that they have stayed true to Sandie’s blog and her store ( soon to be online ) colour schemes.







I was also sent a couple of Russian Doll inspired pieces made recently that the makers thought we might like to see. The quilt made by Vitoria when she was doing 52 weeks: a year of creations  –  and a keepsake babygrow ( wish I had thought to do something like that when my daughters were born ) by Emily at sewnaway-gifts. Thanks to you both, very much.









I made an A line dress for my youngest daughter from a Kwik Sew Pattern.  All it required was a cheeky little bit of red ric rac trim at the base as the pattern does the talking. Hard to show off the shape though – we tried arms up … out to the side … but settled with on the hips. She’s quite the model y’know ;) Now all we need is some sun please ? …. Whoever it is organising this bizarre weather …

There you are. Loads of interesting takes on one Matroyshka image – thanks again to John for sharing the dolls in the first place and a MASSIVE cheer for all you clever partakers. You’re bloomin’ brilliant, the lotta ya !

Has it inspired you to make something ?

I am looking to pass the baton on of this monthly Inspiration challenge due to setting up my new business – and getting going on my first book … The posts draw lots of interest – maybe it’s something you fancy doing ? if anyone else wants to have a go – let me know – – I will still take part and make something inspired ! :)

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Thanks so much for including my babygrow…

What a brilliant selection of projects as well — I’m feeling inspired to hit the sewing machine and make something else now too!


A pleasure, Sabrina. I’m really glad it’s inspired you even more. S’what it’s all about x

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WOW! Amazing to see what others came up with, they’re brilliant and so talented too! We really had great fun doing ours together Lucy! thank you for putting on your post….

Ohh a book this sounds exciting cant wait to here more.
Thanks again Sandie x


Cheers, Sandie – a big thanks to you too! Yes, book in early stages but it’s something I’ve meant to do for ages x


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