Saturday, July 9, 2011

Craft Swap!

I recently participated in a Handmade Gift Exchange from Craftaholics Anonymous.  I was paired up with someone and we sent each other handmade gifts.  Let me show you the results!

I knew that my partner enjoyed sewing and her favorite color was red.  I had seen a project online for a sewing matroyoshka (nesting doll) and I thought this would be fun to try.  I found a set of nesting dolls from a thrift store that all were decorated with animals.  I wanted to be more traditional with mine, so I repainted it and then used some fabric and stuffing to create a pincushion inside.  I hope my partner liked it!

This is what I received.  I was touched by how personalized it is.  She included some stick on letters for my shop name, as well as a sweet little bird fabric applique.


  1. The doll is adorable. I love the pincushion idea!

  2. What a great idea with the nesting doll pin cushion! I bet she loved it! You received a nice gift too!

  3. Love it! Both great ideas. I never would have thought of the pincushion. It turned out really well! =)

  4. Oh wow! What a cute idea! I love the matroyoshka dolls!

    And how neat is your gift! Lucky you


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