Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Babushka Cloth Doll

I love all Australian Magazine and when I find one with several projects I really would love to create I save them and hopefully I will find them when the time comes to create one of these special inspiring project.

This Issue of Vol 7-6 of Australian Country Craft and Decorating Magazine has been saved since 1997. There was several projects in this magazine I really like but
"From Russia With Love" Babushka Doll was one I like a lot. The pattern was created by Ffranses Ingram Australia. Efranese lived in the desolated Australian Outback where she discovered the joy of creativity and her love for story telling which manifested into works of art like the Babushka Dolls.


I truly loved creating my Babushka Doll with my favorite colors of pastel shades of pinks, purple, blues and green. I used some of the same embroidery flosses I used in "Provence" and included a few more. I used ArtFabrik Hand Dyed Threads, and Kreinik Metallic Blending Filament to add a bit of sparkle to my Babushka Doll. So you can admire her more easily, I included a beaded chain at the top of her head. Isn't her Babushka scarf created by using buttonhole lace stitch lovely along with her heart shaped mouth. After many years of admiring this pattern my Babushka Doll is now finished.

17 comments:

Maureen said...

She's lovely, it's good that you have made her at last. re my blog - Perhaps you'll come to England again sometime.

Pennie & David said...

Love your little Babushka... you know I have more than 220 wooden sets don't you :-) and I've just made some cloth ones for my Grandgirls, check out this blog http://kristendorandesign.blogspot.com/

Ati. Norway. said...

Judy the doll is lovely. Your embroidery makes it very special!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maureen, Ati and Pennie,

Thanks for visiting my blog, always lovely to see you stop by. Thank you all for your nice comments about my embroidery. Maureen I do hope to get back to the UK oneday. I loved your country. Hugs Judy

Candi said...

your doll is just beautiful. It looks like a lot of love went into it.
HUGZ:)
Candi

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Judy! I love your little Babuska doll! She is sweet!
Hugs,
Kerry

Susan said...

She's great! That would be a wonderful pattern for Pat Winter's dolls for the shelters, too.

Solstitches said...

Judy you are so talented. I love your Babushka doll. She's just so pretty.
I'm also a keen collector of the Australian magazines. So many projects so little time!
Hugs,
Margaret

sparkle jars said...

This is absolutely charming! I love it!!!

grann616 said...

Oh, Judy, your doll is exquisite and I know you made it for me as you have all my favorite colors on it. So much work!!! Your postcard is really pretty and once again, NICE colors. I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!!! P.S. you could even embroider my name on bottom, if you like, LOL Sharon

Genie said...

Lovely doll Judy,and love the Lavender Field PC its beautiful

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading all your lovely comments on my Babushka Doll. All greatly appreciated. Hugs Judy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading all your lovely comments on my Babushka Doll. All greatly appreciated. Hugs Judy

miet said...

absolutely adorable !!!!

miet

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Thanks Miet for you lovely comment. Hugs Judy

Gypsy said...

Every bit of her is special! Reminds me of my women family members a long, long time ago....

Anonymous said...

What a lovely doll, lots of details, very beautiful Judy.

Happy blogging anniversary :-)

Elin from PC group

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