Matryoshka dolls have been everywhere lately and I can't get them off of my mind. There's also plenty of inspiration on etsy. These little gals are my first attempt to make the vision I had in my brain. They're preeetty close. Granted, I had no real pattern, just some sketches (and drawing is not my strong suit.) But, I learned a lot about what to do and what I will do differently next time. I hope to make more... maybe for my own etsy store someday.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Three New Girls
My latest creations are these Matryoshka dolls for Charlotte. Usually, the russian nesting dolls are made of wood and are hidden inside each other, but these softies sit comfortably in a pouch. They are 6 inches, 4 inches and 2 inches in size. The faces are hand embroidered (utilizing my first attempt at french knots!) then machine zig zagged. The hair is recently thrifted, soft, vintage brown corduroy.