Friday, 8 February 2013

grannies, felt and hopla' : a matryoshka brooch!!!

As you know, sometimes I crochet (really???) some granny squares just for the pleasure of it (like here)...

....and when I reach a nice number of them, I start to ask myself "Well, what now?"....
....sometimes, the right thing to do is just to start to play with something different, as some circles from thick felt (they are remanent cuts from here)...

I started to play with one of them! In the kitchen I collected a glass to trace some more circles on thin pink felt with the help of a pencil...

I traced 7 pink circles because I have 7 thick felt discs, but this doesn't mean I was going to use all of them straight away!!!!
Then, with the tracing paper and a different glass, I dedicated a little time to design the right hair.... I collected some tiny pieces (brads and a felt sticker for the mouth) for the face...

...even this time, a matryoshka entered my mind, so that I had to cut the thick felt to have this...

...At this point I got upset with me, because I did realize that I didn't need anymore the pink circle cut before (too small!!! AAARRRRGH!!!), while I had to trace a new one following the outer circumference of the big green circle....
....after that, I started to attach the hair (and to embellish it!) with some yellow thread on the new pink circle/face...

....completed the hairdo, I put on the "scarf"on my matryoshka's face...

...a mouth, 2 eyes, a flower in the hair and a scarf knot as last touches...

...I've used even some filling for the face...

She seems done, I mean she could be done, but what about the granny squares???
I thought to add a little dress to this lady matryoshka.... : I'm really curious to know your comments about this matryoshka brooch!!!
I'm in love with her!!!!

xxxx Alessandra

today link : Creative Friday , Link your Stuff! and Craft Schooling Sunday! !!!!


  1. Beautiful combination of colours and cute brooch, I like it.

  2. Belli Ale,che colori, in questa giornata grigia, il maestrale da paura, mettono allegria e voglia di fare.Infatti vado a fare i lavori che già sono in ritardo.

  3. soooo beautiful and i love your chosen colors♥♥♥

  4. You are sooo creative Ale! I love the gorgeous bright colours that you choose, and your little brooch is amazing!
    Helen x

  5. she's lovely. Yes the grannys would make a lovely dress or scarf for her! Heather x

  6. You make the most beautiful, colourful creations! :) x

  7. Ohhhhhh! Lovely! Your granny are colorful, and matriuska too! Kissses!

  8. Now she's cute! And I love the colours you've chosen :)

  9. She is adorable Ale!! LOve all the bright and cherry colors! xo Heather

  10. Beautiful grannies and the matrioshka is cute! Some kind of grannyoshka ;-). Or... let me think... oh, yes, that's it: In some way it looks like a little baby. It's a sweet babyoshka :-))

  11. Your colors are always so bright and cheery!! I'm going to guess that that brooch is a lovely one-of-a-kind!
    Kate :}

  12. Oh c`est mignon!! ;0)

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

  13. How cute and beautiful made!!!
    Greetings from Ellebel

  14. I too looooove grannies... and I love your brooch!

  15. W-A-N-T!!!!!

    Ps: ho premiato il tuo blog sul mio ;)

  16. Oh, a brooch! She is just adorable! I love the expression on your dolls' faces. :)

  17. wonderful, and so original! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!


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