I Say Matryoshka, You Say Babushka

April 27, 2008 at 3:25 pm 4 comments

I have become very interested in Japanese import fabric and this happily coincided with my interested in sewing in 3-D.  Our little town has a wonderful independent fabric shop that stocks a large selection of the most charming yet modern stuff coming from Japan.

In honor of meeting up with two friends who are adopting baby girls from Kyrgyzstan, I fashioned these little Babushka ladies featuring tiny babushka, or Matryoshka on the fabric.  Yes, Japanese fabric with tiny Russian dolls.  How fun!  The camera made it look like there is a bit of shine on their faces, but in real life, they are not.  Giving credit where it is due, these dolls are from a free pattern at I love Hillary Lang's work and have been really inspired to make softies because of her.

The other book I'm digging is this:

If you didn't catch it from the title, you make the most darling stuff out of....yes, you guessed...
socks and gloves. I haven't actually made anything yet...but I will be.

The craft bug has become a social disease for me, and I couldn't be happier.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Suzanne  |  October 22, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    And yes, the dolls are awesome, too! I can’t wait to see what you make for the Popsicle and me next!
    ;-)
    Suzanne

  • 2. tapsalteerie  |  October 22, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I just bought that book!! Looks like the craft bug’s bitten us all!! I’m so ashamed at the amount of time I’ve spent on Etsy looking at the import fabrics… I have an eye on some little red riding hood fabric and ribbon to make a “something” for Sophie.

  • 3. April  |  October 26, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    there she is! There’s my girl on the left!
    I love by the way & congrats on yr craft blog.

    Have you checked Persimmon & pink? I have a link
    To her adoption/craft blog on my site. I own one of her
    Blastoid Cats. She does nice work!

    Keep on making!!!!!

  • 4. littlebluecottage  |  October 28, 2008 at 9:19 am

    April,
    I am immediately going to go check out Persimmon & pink. Thanks for the tip!

    Blastoid cats?!!! Sounds GREAT.

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