We’ve always had a thing about matroyshka dolls here at MadeStuff, in fact for so long as I can remember we’ve had something in stock that is at least inspired by the look of matroyshka dolls. It’s perhaps not surprising then that when we happened across a swatch of fabric emblazoned with matroyshka dolls that we would look to use it for something … anything!
Given our recent obsession with fabric finches it was perhaps inevitable that we’d opt to create one using this vibrant fabric; and I have to so, it’s turned out to be absolutely gorgeous!
In keeping with our line of fabric finches this version is entirely hand stitched, has tiny button eyes, and legs of copper wire. Unlike most of our fabric finches however this one is likely to be strictly limited edition since we’re not sure that we’ll be able to source any more of the fabric once it’s gone [sad face] … if there’s enough demand however we’ll no-doubt be busy trying to source similar fabric so that we can gear up for full on matroyshka overload!!
I can’t get over just how vibrant those colours are though, the blue, pink, and red in particular just seem to leap out at you; they’re just delicious. This little chap is available in the store whilst stocks last, although if you do like the patterned variety of bird then you should be able to find some alternatives in there if these ones are already gone.
I’m really excited to bring these little love birds to you, resplendent as they are in electric blue and regal red. They’re like the original princess and the pauper; little blue from off the street, a bit gallus* with heaps of street cred, and little red from on high, well monied and full of airs and graces. What a pair though!
I hope you agree that these guys are just LUSH! I can’t help looking at them and thinking that they’re a pair of beautiful love birds, so obviously different but so clearly in love – well, they do say that opposites attract!
We only have a limited number in these colours just now having only just received the new fabric the other day, a really nice quality felt it is too in a variety of awesome colours including the red and blue you see above. All the colours though are just bursting with vibrancy and vitality and I can’t wait to show you more in the coming days and weeks!
We have a few available in the shop, but be quick lest they all fly away!
(ga·luss) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~adj. 1. self-confident, daring, cheeky. 2. stylish, impressive (esp. Glasgow “He’s pure gallus, by the way“). 3.Orig. derogatory, meaning wild; a rascal; deserving to be hanged (from the gallows).
A firm favourite dating back to the earliest days of MadeStuff and one of the earliest designs Jo came up with, fabric finches. It’s certainly evolved since its initial inception and now exudes a simple elegance that belies its humble beginnings and original pattern. We’ve actually got a fair number of these dotted about the house ourselves and right gorgeous they are too.
Of course, we’ve got the advantage of having all the old prototypes.
Not all fabric finches are fabric either, Jo’s a clever crafter and has even managed to put together a ‘paper-fabric’ finch, a cunning merging of paper and fabric crafts. It’s hellishly involved though and I dare say it’s not something to be oft repeated.
I mean look at it! It’s a fabric finch, but it’s paper, I mean fabric I mean . . . ach, never mind; I mean it’s gorgeous!
Available in a variety of colours and fabrics these little birds certainly fly off the shelf!