5.5.11

Three Matryoshkas








Sasha, Bettina and Anya are among the projects I completed in the last few months. They are inspired by matryoshkas, the Russian nesting dolls. These don't nest, however, and are made of felt and ornamented with hand embroidery. The embroidery stitches are basic and I had a lot of fun creating them.










One of my goals is to make patterns so that other people can create some of my designs and I decided these dolls made the pattern list! I told my friend Barbara of Stony Mountain Fibers and she asked me to make kits that would include the felt and embroidery floss. That was real motivation and so I got to work! She is taking them this weekend to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Show and I am anxious to see how they do. After I get some feedback from her I will adjust what needs to be adjusted (price, packaging, whatever) and list them on etsy. I'll be sure to let you know when I get them listed.

10 comments:

Suztats said...

Your dolls are so cute! I can just picture a shelf with 7 dolls in graduated sizes to decorate a girl's room.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Susan these dolls are simply adorable. Beautiful works from a beautiful spirit. Peace, Mary Helen

Ruth said...

What super dolls! The one with the light blue shawl looks particularly pleased with herself :)
(Like the cat that just got the cream)

Puppet Lady said...

These dolls are beautiful. I just love the cute face of the one on front on the first picture - Bettina, is it? - full of character!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

jungle dream pagoda said...

These are just wonderful!!!
The colors and the embroidered flowers are fab!

rochambeau said...

Nice felty matryoshkas, Susan!

karen said...

they may be 'basic' stitches but you have made them anything but! These are so delicate and pretty, I love them!!

karen said...

Hi Susan...you won my buttons!! drop me a mail with your address....have a lovely day!!

rochambeau said...

Thank you for your comment Susan.
Have a creative day~

Kris said...

Your dolls are so dear! I think I would love to make a collection of these.