Sunday, 21 August 2011

From Russia with love

I would like to introduce you today to five little Russian beauties who have been created in casa Made in Suisse over the last couple of weeks.

Please meet Natasha




and last, but not least, Olga

These 5 Russian dolls made with felt and fabric were inspired by the July issue of the British magasine "Sew Hip" ( I bought the felt from an awesome felt artist/supplier in the UK (check out her blog and shop at and used scraps of fabric I had in the house. Like Sew Hip suggested in their tutorial, I have made these dolls as a garland and added little felt hearts in between every doll. I think this will look lovely in a little girl's room and may be added to my "Crafty Christmas presents" box which will grow exponentially in the coming weeks. Apologies for mentioning the C word in August, but as I am not a fast crafter, I need to start early!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank my followers for leaving me comments everyday and for encouraging me with writing more posts. At their request, I am about to start a series of posts about my life and travels in Africa between 2007 and 2010 so get your suitcase ready and be prepared to travel! I have noticed recently that I was getting a lot of traffic on the blog from outside Switzerland which I am very excited about. If you regularly come and check what Alf and I have been up to in La Suisse and if enjoy reading about our adventures, please become a "follower" of this blog (easy, peasy: there is a button you need to click on the left-hand side of the blog) and make my day! The more followers I get, the more excited I am writing new posts and sharing bits of our Swiss life with you! A massive Thank You to you all.


Juanita Tortilla said...

Your posts are interesting, and in a creepy kind of way, I enjoy the fact that you live just over the other side of the hill from me :D

Africa, here we come. Yay!

Juanita Tortilla said...

Hey you, got your question about interfacing :)

I have never bought interfacing in Zürich, BUT I know where you can find them.
Have you spotted any fabric shops around? I know of 2. One of them is in the city:
The other is a small fabric shop located in the basement of Newmarkt in Oerlikon, where I used to frequent in my earlier couple of years in Zürich. I know for sure this particular Oerlikon one has interfacing of all sorts as I once fondled each and every one of them, but decided against buying as I wasn't in the mood, ha.

Bigger fabric shops should carry interfacing, which are normally white or black, or even grey, but I could be imagining the grey ones :D

I wonder if the sewing section in a larger Coop City would carry some. Will have to keep an eye out... I quite like to look through Manor's sewing section. They might have interfacing hidden somewhere, who knows?

Hope this is of some help.

zsazsazsu said...

let yourself go all the way by posting all about Africa ! As a travelagent I mostly appreciate this ;-)

Anonymous said...

Awww how cute!

BugsandFishes said...

Oh, these are so cute! Thanks so much for the lovely mention & link to my blog :)

Would it be okay to include these in my next "show and tell" blog post showcasing what people make with the felt from my shop?

Lucy said...

Spotted these on your last post and wondered what they were! So cute! Looking forward to a virtual trip to Africa! x

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