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.