Before I start my post today I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who follows me and takes time to leave comments on my blog.
Recently I've asked some questions in my posts and the response I get is wonderful :) Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to come read my blog and leave your thoughts, I really do appreciate it so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now, my post today is about Russian Matryoshka dolls. I love these dolls.
That's mine. My husband bought it for me from a Russian travelling ballet we saw last year. I love the way each doll nests inside the larger one and the beautiful way they are painted. I loved this one when I saw it and while there were some really ornate painted ones on sale I wanted this one. The girl who sold it to us said it was the traditional peasant dress doll.
Knowing I like these dolls, for my birthday earlier this month one of my friends got me a couple of matryoshka related things:
A note book and a ceramic doll which is hollow inside. When I saw the ceramic doll I thought about using it as a holder for my stitch markers but I had a bunch of sewing needles rolling around loose in my sewing drawer and they all fit perfectly so this is my new sewing needle holder:
When I saw a cute post over at Annaboo's house with a pattern to make a crochet matryoshka I knew I had to give it a try!
Here's my version:
Isn't she sweet? Look at that little face:
I had everything I needed to make the pattern and used up some stash cotton yarn and a little piece of fabric I'd bought to try and make myself a summer shirt with.
I tried to draw on the mouth to look like the traditional dolls one.
Here's my matryoshka family:
Have a great week everyone!