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 think it’s fair to say that we’re somewhat obsessive about our hand-bound notebooks here at MadeStuff! We all keep our own notebooks for organising our lives, our own little commonplace and bullet journals reminding us of what we’ve got to do on a day-to-day basis. It started with Jo really, then she infected the rest of us with her enthusiastic approach to keeping on top of things … maybe if I can sneak her awesome notebook away from her without her noticing I can get a few shots of it to share with you!
It was inevitable really that this obsession would eventually infect the creative process and so here we have an array of cute hand-bound notebooks featuring high-quality photographic covers. We’ve found that they’re ideal for taking with you wherever you go; just for jotting down thoughts and notes that you might like to translate into your own bullet journal at a later date. They’re light enough and small enough that you can take them anywhere with you without them being a burden like a larger bullet journal might be.
With carefully hand stitched binding you can be certain that they’re robust enough for your bag or pocket and with 28 pages of thick paper you don’t need to worry about the ink leaching through and ruining the next page … I hate it when that happens with my main journal!
I can foresee us doing a range of hardback A4 versions of these in the future, what do you think? Should we give it a go? Let us know in the comments below.
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!