Monday, June 30, 2008

more matryoshka's



It's funny how things creep up on you. I don't really know how but I have a bit of a "thing" for making matryoshka's at the moment. I've been painting quite a few of them on tops and now I've made a little soft one for Tully for her birthday. I found the pattern in a great op shop score, "How to make soft toys and dolls" by Sunset Books. It's been on my "to do" list for a while. I love how the dolls sit in little pockets and have a similar idea to the original matryoshka doll.

Tully got a set of Matryoshka dolls for Christmas and she is still really intrigued by them and so I hope she loves this doll too. Although, it has pretty stiff competition in a hideous plastic Sleeping Beauty princess that sings when you press a button on her back. Gosh could they be any more different? Tully loved the hideous plastic thing and requested it for her birthday. I really tried to turn her against it but no, she loves it. Oh well, I love the matryoshka's....

3 comments:

Super Monkey said...

They are great. I hear you on the matryoshka love ~ I have a few in my to do pile as well. I think there is a copy of that book around here somewhere. I might have to dig it out and make some more!

tikki said...

Ooh they are gorgeous!!! Adorable!! I love the fabric, bet Tully will prefer them in the end to the plastic princess ;) I know I would, Lily likes her softies in preference to the plastic dolls she has :D

Claire F said...

Oh so cute! They jsut look so adorable all tucked in together!