Thursday, January 17, 2008

Just for inspiration?

My plan was to make a quick post, becouse our school-art-project and the kids are keeping me very busy this week. I want to show you my Russian metroushka collection!

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Just for inspiration, just to show how colourfull and cute they are!

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My husband had to work in Russia a few times and each time he brought the most terrific gifts, as you can see!

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Anyway, while I was making these pictures and unwrapped the dolls until I found the smallest, I got new inspiration!
And at the end of the evening I finished these..



and almost a second one..



Oh, Oh, I'm the worst person.. Instead of saving time I'm starting a new quilting project!!! I just can't believe myself. I'm a hopeless case..

20 comments:

corry said...

Hi, Heleen I knew all along that you're a hopeless case (lol), but only in a good way I mean! Adorable little dolls!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I have bought a couple of russian dolls for my daughters (but really because I love them!!!) Your fabric ones are adorable! Lucy x

Jenny said...

What a beautiful collection. Where do you store all your collections? Love the results of your inspiration.

D@nielle said...

oooh I'm loving this, getting myself a pink one soon and I've seen a "Kiss" version for my DH.

Guðrún said...

Yes it seems you are "hopeless" but I am glad because then you have beautiful things to show on your blog *LOL*

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful collection Heleen. When you love Matroushka’s you should visit Tiel’s blog in Australia. Do you know her blog? It’s called TskTsk.typepad.com. She loves to paint them!

atet said...

Oh but what a fun little project it is!

Annie said...

I totally relate to being a hopeless case. I am constantly staring new projects instead of doing other things. Love the little stitched dolls.

Heidi said...

I am always starting yet another project. I seem to get a creative burst and have to get started. It leaves me with many WIPs. But that is okay, it keeps me out of trouble. :) You little fabric matroushkas are just adorable!

~~ Heidi ~~

groetjes van ingrid h.g. said...

Heleen, wat zijn ze schattig!
Het is een keigaaf idee!

Elly said...

Wat een prachtige verzameling! Daar wordt je vrolijk van! Ik heb ze ook aldoor nog op m'n wens-lijstje staan om ze te maken die stoffen popjes, ik vind ze zóóó leuk! En ach wat is hopeloos???? Ik heb precies hetzelfde hoor!

Leanne said...

I love your collection of metroushka dolls. It reminded me I bought a set when I was in Russia and I haven't seen them in ages I much think where they are. Very clever stitched ones.

Meggy said...

Gorgeous collection, I loved the little crafty dolls too. they are adorable.

mooi hoor... said...

Heel erg leuk! Dat wordt een fantastiche quilt! en inderdaad een collectie om van te watertanden.

Diana

M. said...

Deze poppen vind ik ook heel mooi en we hebben er eveneens een paar in huis uit Wit-Rusland en uit Litouwen (komt mijn man vandaan). Die handgemaakte poppetjes zijn zo lief! Prachtige kleuren overal.

LiLi M. said...

Ooh wat leuk toch die matrouska's! Jij bent ook van de verzamelingen, leuk!! Je zelfgemaakte matrouska vind ik ook heel mooi geworden!

Yummers! said...

The dolls are beautiful!! How lucky you are to have a husband that travels to "shopping" places. I have a few small Russian dolls on our tree.

I'd like to send my husband to the Scandinavian countries... with a list. When I was in Denmark years ago, I shopped my heart out.
Thanks for sharing!
Joni

groeten gerda said...

Goede morgen
Wat schetste mijn verbazing vorige week????Er was iemand bij ons in de winkel met een pracht van een !!!!Maar ik kende de tas ergens van...en ja hoor van je web-log heb het er pas nog met mijn collega's over gehad zo luek en dan zie je hem in het eggies!!!!
Volgens mij was het je moeder en ze was erg trots en vertelde het verhaal van het vest,erg mooi gedaan hoor.

Berglind said...

What a fun idea :)

kristin said...

what an IMPRESSIVE collection!! i really love your fabric versions of the dolls...so sweet.