Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ombre Russian Doll Pillow

Hey Guys,

Well the holidays are done and the kids are back to school for the last 2 months of school. I really enjoyed having them home and to be honest I also enjoy sending them back!

Over the holidays I did a few projects but this one comes with a freebie for you.

A few weeks back my friend Cass at Cass Can Sew put a call out for pattern tester for her new appliqué pattern. As soon as I saw they were Russian Dolls, my hand went up immediately.


I made a very simple envelope pillow then I used Heat & Bond Ultra Hold, this stuff is brilliant, you do not need to sew it. In fact if you can't (or don't like to) sew you could buy a cheap pillow and do the appliqué without so much as touching a needle. It just irons on. I have washed it before and it holds up well but do so at your own risk. That said you  could have some fun new pillows in a matter of 15-20 minutes.

The pattern was very easy to work with and Cass has a nested option too. Go and check out all the ideas and download the free pattern here.




For those of you who don't sew, these would make beautiful paper crafts especially cards or wall art and Russian dolls are always a hit at Christmas!  Actually I have another idea I hope to finish using the dolls very soon.

Thanks Cass for trusting me to play with your baby,


Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

20 comments:

  1. The pillow is adorable, Mel ! Something you can keep and it will always be "in" !

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  2. How lovely Mel! You know I love a no-sew project!!

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  3. I love love love it! It is so beautiful and easy to make. That's my kind of project. Great work!

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  4. Love the Russian dolls! And putting them on a pillow is a great idea.. Going to get the pattern now. I love the colors :) Great project Mel!!

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  5. So cute!! I love these lovely little ladies. Great job, Mel!

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  6. How cute! They would be cute on so many things- Christmas stockings, tshirts....

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  7. Your pillow is so adorable! I took a look and Cass has some really cute patterns. Might have to give some a try.

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  8. Those are so cute! I love heat-n-bond. :)

    -andi

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  9. Too cute...I love it! I'm off to download the free pattern. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week!

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  10. Such a sweet cushion Mel :) I love the no sew approach too :) Can't wait to see what else you come up with x

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  11. Love how your pillow turned out Mel. It's so sweet!

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  12. What a fun pillow! Looks great Mel. Which one of your rooms will be its new home?

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  13. Love it. What a beautiful pillow. I am smitten with the embroidery as well. Really beautiful job.

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  14. I have used a heat and bond product for years with great results and my sewing machine can stay in retirement. The nesting dolls are very cute. I can see them as Christmas cards - one inside the other.

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  15. Got to love iron-on, it's come a long way. Cass doll pattern is just too cute. Great job on the pillow. Did you use felt or fabric?

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  16. What a fantastic pillow Mel ( I have one of those dolls in the guest room - this would be soooo perfect !!! )
    xoxo

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  17. I think your pillows turned out cute. I haven't seen nesting dolls in person, but I'd love to.

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  18. I love how you say a "simple" .. lol in my word I would be a panic to make that simple pillow case. Very cool my dear :)

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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