Saturday, March 21, 2009

Babushkas for Ruby

My niece Ruby turned 7 on Tuesday (Hmmm - Ruby/Tuesday, never mind). One of her favourite things at the moment is Babushka Dolls. So, as a good sewing Aunty, I whipped her up some of these sweeties to add to her collection.



I made 2 more Pleated Beauty bags, the 1st photo is another work sample (which will go home with Yvonne - who had a birthday on Friday) and the 2nd photo is one I made as a door prize for a function I went to today - it nearly didn't make it out my door! I am so glad I have more of this fabric :)

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I caught up with Lisa on Wednesday, for lunch at Waldecks and another fabric swap :) She gave me a gorgeous prezzie to take away with me on my holiday to the Eastern States (I fly out to Sydney this Thursday - Yay). It's a Scrappy Loyalty Card Wallet, you can download the tutorial through her blog - Thank you Lisa.

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4 more sleeps till my fantastic voyage - I can't wait! I will be going to the Colour Women's Conference in Sydney, then flying down to Melbourne to catch up with my Sewing Sisters Kylie and Katherine. I even get to be with Katherine on her Birthday. My daughter Rachel asked me 'What are you going to bring us back from your holiday?" and my DH piped up with "Krispy Kreme Donuts" - (we don't have them in WA).

With Love



A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have been busy since our catch up Janelle! Love your latest bags - especially the one using the Anna Maria Horner fabric - it is one of my faves also! I am sure your niece loved her Babushka's - so sweet. Have a great trip.

RebeccaMom said...

adorable babushkas! and lovely bags, as always :)

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

The babushkas are so cute!
Debbie Moss

Krafty KJ said...

I love the bags Janelle- what gorgeous fabric. The countdown has also begun from our side of the country! We'll see you soon!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

How great it'd be to be able to just sew up a gift.
And those dolls look great!
Enjoy your tripping around the countryside:)

Fiona said...

Love the bags janelle!! And... I'm off to Colour in Sydney too (from the South Coast of NSW) and really looking forward to it! This is my 6th year - have you been before? Maybe I'll see you there!! Fiona x

clare said...

Great bags and dolls . I have a niece named Ruby as well , isn't it a lovely name .
clares craftroom

Kerryanne English said...

Love all your projects and those dolls will be a huge hit with the 7 year old niece. Enjoy your travels.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

suzitee said...

Oh...the babushkas! Adorable, and I'm sure she will love them. Love the idea of the loyalty card wallet too. Have a wonderful trip East...I am so jealous...wish it was me off to visit my sister! Love the bags too xxx

Christy said...

Hi Janelle! I love your latest projects. Your babushka dollies are so sweet. I'm sure Ruby would adore them!

Traceylea said...

Once again you have made someone's day with your lovely crafts. The Babushka Dolls are just so cute and the two pleated bags are gorgeous.
Have a fantastic trip my lovley and enjoy the time you have with Kylie and Katherine. May you come back refreshed and rejuvinated.
Love you heaps.