Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Basket of Babushka's for Baby Shower

I have always been quite fond of alliteration :)

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I made this basket of Babushka's/Matryoshka's for my friend Leanne's Baby shower. They are from a Melly and Me pattern called 'Nesting Nellie And Her Girls', featured in Australian Homespun Magazine No. 64 (Vol 9.9). Incidentally, my DH bought me this magazine from the newsagents, he saw 'Melly and Me' and 'Rosalie Quinlan' written on the front of the magazine and came home with it saying "aren't these the designers you like?" He really gets it!

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I thought the girls would look lovely presented in a Pink Penguin fabric basket. I was in a bit of a rush, and didn't read the instructions properly, so the handles are a tad long - Oops :) (Read ALL instructions carefully before starting...)
 
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I made them to match this baby quilt that Traceylea made for Leanne, great job TJ!
 
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And here is the 'Mummy to be' - Leanne. Her belly is covered with stickers, these are the guests baby name suggestions - she has quite a few to go on :) We look forward to meeting Junior very soon.
 
With Love
Janellybelly xx
 

17 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

What a sweet and gorgoeus idea!
Just so sweet and unique...Lovely!

Traceylea said...

The dolls turned out gorgeous, and I have to say that quilt looks pretty awesome too. Love the way they match.
xxundem

Kerryanne English said...

Thanks for popping by my blog to say hi. I've just enjoyed reading through your recent posts too. Isn't blogland amazing bringing all us creative people togehter.

Evonne said...

Looks like Babushka dolls are popping up everywhere!! Your little basket of Babushka dolls look so cute. Best Wishes, Evonne xx

RebeccaMom said...

I love the matryoshkas! they are so adorable.
Rebecca XX

elliebelle said...

Those little dolls are really cute!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How cute is that babushka basket of goodies! I love it. So so cute.

Terri said...

They are lovely - such a neat idea!

Terri

Dee said...

I love how you have done these they are just beautiful and especially with your choice of fabrics. Very cute indeed. D. :=)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your sweet Babushkas! They look sweet nestled in a matching basket.

Bev C said...

Hello, Some lovely sewing by everyone here. I am sure the baby will love them.

Ruth said...

That is such a gorgeous, amazing baby shower gift! What a lucky mummy and baby!!

Ruth xx

On my Verandah.. said...

Love the Dolls they look Too Cute in Their little Basket...what a Great Pressie..
cheers
maree

Lenna said...

Giving a handmade gift is so much more meaningful. I bet your friend was over the moon. I'm sure they will be cherished and remind her of your friendship.

Christy said...

Those nesting dolls are so darling!

mellyandrosie said...

WOW!! We love you babushkas!!!! You have done an amazing job and I am sure they were so appreciated. You have to love new babies on the way!!

Sarah said...

That family is just georgeous and with the basket - divine. Don't worry I did the same thing with the basket LOL!