Friday, June 19, 2009

ninja v.s. babushka...who will win?

it was my gorgeous niece katie's birthday last week and when asked what she would like the request was for a babushka phone charm doll! now the title i go by is icantsew for a reason... eeeekkkk a phone charm?? as all procrastinators do i started on something else, a ninja. i recently won a giveaway hosted by urbancraft where i won a miniature ninja, i decided to copy it and give it to katie to keep a watch over her. it is nowhere near as good as my one from urbancraft but i still think it is cute.
even though i have a healthy collection of buttons, i could not find any small enough for this project, if you haven't worked it out yet mine is the one without buttons for eyes.
i still have no idea why the photos aren't turning the right way, but i wanted to show you how small these little guys are.
now don't worry, i did give Katie a proper present, little bits and pieces that teenagers love. so once i realised i had to bite the bullet and make this phone charm i decided that i would leave it the same size as the other dolls but just add a piece of ribbon for hanging. i am not sure if it will fit in the phone as i didn't really have any ribbon thin enough and i didn't want to use thread as i thought it wouldn't be strong enough. if it doesn't work she can hang it from her back pack. anyhow hope she is happy with it.
dont you just love the apple button?? hope she likes it.
have a great week.


  1. Hi Rosey, don't think you need to worry about whether your niece likes her phone charm or not, your problem is going to be filling orders for all her friends! You can buy those little stringy things that people attach charms to their phones with. You then just attach your babushka to it with a jump ring.(does that make sense?)Trixi

  2. rub a dub dub babushka and ninjas in the tub! oh my!

    your babushka charms will be a big hit that's fer sure!

  3. Rosey, they're called phone straps, you can get them at 'Bead house and Casting' in Sydney, 10 for $3, I'm sure they do mail order. Most bead shops should have them too. If you want help with anything else I'm more than happy. Email me or you can have my phone number.

  4. thanks trixie you are a doll...

  5. They are both so adorable!!! I love the little apple button!! You did a wonderful job on the ninja too.
    ♥ Teresa

  6. Cute Ninjas.

  7. I love your babushka dolls but those ninjas are something else, love them, so sweet. You should put them in your etsy shop, I would definately buy one.
    I have an award for you on my blog.
    Have a great weekend.
    Beki xxx

  8. Aw, they are great! Your niece will love her ninja I'm sure. I hope you and yours have a good weekend! xoxoxo