Monday, September 22, 2008

Babushkas and Matryoshkas

Well, it's been a long time since I have blogged; I've been getting my daughter ready to move to college and we got her settled there yesterday. It seems all I've done lately is shop shop and shop - sheets, towels, bedspread, computer cables, lamps, storage, etc. etc. etc.- everything you need to live away.

I know not all of you are into Christmas yet, but I have been having fun making ornaments. I discovered this book: Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle, which I really like.

It's by Tone Finnanger and full of mostly red, white and pink projects. I really fell in love with these Russian dolls in the book.

And if you want to see some more wonderful cloth babushkas, check out Ravenhill Designs' site here. They are so cute!
I have a couple of the wooden nesting dolls myself, see the picture below. A friend brought me back the blue one from Russia; I think the other one is from a catalog.

The book also has some cute birds, but then I've already made bird ornaments.

I have lots of cottons that I haven't sewn with for awhile, so I am looking forward to mixing and matching them for some fun babushkas!
Happy Stitching,
~Lin Moon