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May giveaway!

**Giveaway is now closed**

Better late than never – as promised a few weeks ago, I am having a May giveaway!  At the request of UK city crafter it is jewellery in the form of one of my button brooches and a pair of rose earrings.giveaway may 2014How to enter

Please drop me a comment to say you are taking part, and feel free to spread the word, and let everyone know about it!  If you’d like to follow my blog somehow (through WordPress, Bloglovin, Twitter or Facebook) that’d be great too.

The competition will close on 16 May 2014, at 5 pm PST.  After that, I’ll compile the comments, number them and draw a random number.  I’ll announce a winner on 18 May 2014.  Make sure you pop back to see if it is you 🙂

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day 2014

I am linking up with the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day.  This has links to loads and loads of giveaways, for both supplies and handmade items.  Go and have a look and try your luck!  SewMamaSewMayGiveawayDay

Terms and Conditions

– Winners will be announced on the 18 May 2014.  Please check back to see if you are a winner, as I need to ship the items by 20 May 2014.

– Open to anyone on planet Earth.

Fabric Russian dolls

The other day I picked up a copy of a brand new magazine called Love Sewing.  It was the first issue, and I will definitely be getting again, as without fail pretty much everything in there is either useful and/or beautiful.  There is a rather nice pattern for a simple shift dress, which is begging to be made…  Incidentally, Very Berry Handmade has also been inventing some lovely Liberty themed projects which were in the freebie magazine which came with it.  Got to love Liberty’s beautiful fabrics.

Anyway, the first project I tackled was the fabric Russian doll trio, which was in the freebie Liberty magazine. Russian doll magazine spread - Edited

Instead of scraps, I used a set of three fat quarters which I got from Stampin Up a while ago.  I have been saving them for something special, as the fabric is so lovely, especially the middle one, which has cameos on it.

fabric russian dolls

Each doll has a different pattern on the back, to make them a bit more exciting, and I used white felt for the faces.  I have been wanting to make some fabric Russian dolls for ages, to go on our new bookshelf, but I couldn’t find the right pattern.  This pattern was so simple, and there is so much scope to decorate them up in different ways.  I’m tempted to make another set sometime soon!