Ooshka Babushka! This crafty little project from Lorelei’s crafty little site is just too cute.  We can only imagine how excited our little girls would be to receive this beautiful soft and cuddly doll from one of their friends!  Thanks Lolly – you’re an inspiration … and can you believe Lolly’s only weeks away from Baby Number 4?! Here she gives us the low down on making our own …

“Planning ahead I made this Ooshka Babushka Matryoshka doll for my daughter to give to her good friend as a birthday present.  Last year I made a little felt teapot for her so thought it would be nice to make something for her again this year.

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Whilst cleaning up  my sewing room I found this pattern I had purchased from The Red Thread. I love the beautiful Matryoshka nesting dolls from Russia and have seen some really sweet ones around lately.

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The pattern came with its own cute printed cotton/linen face panel. Hasn’t she got the prettiest face? I have a blonde one as well which I will make one day but Titi’s friend has dark hair so this one was perfect for her. Included are instructions to make your own face from felt so once you have the pattern you can make more than one doll and you can also purchase face panels separately.

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I had this bundle of fat quarters already in my stash which worked perfectly for her body.

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We wrapped her up with a few other little Matryoshka treats I had been collecting like a soap and coin purse and her new owner loves her.

She was really fun and pretty easy to make so I encourage you to give the pattern a go if you’re looking for a homemade present for a little friend. It’s great when you’re organised enough to plan ahead for birthday parties with sweet little homemade gifts. Sometimes I only wish I had time to make something for everyone but there is only one of me and often not enough hours in the day”.

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  • Love this so much. Have never seen similar and never considered you could make these yourself.


  • I never had one of these so I wish my kids could as well


  • I love these babushka dolls! I wish I had one now still the traditional wooden ones


  • I want the actual babooshka dolls, one sits inside another, inside another, inside another etc. I love those things

    • My grandma gave me some when I was a little girl that were hers and I treasure them so much!


  • I thought these were those babooshka dolls that sit inside each other and get smaller and smaller. I love those dolls


  • These are quite cute.


  • that’s so cute I have a friend with Russian heritage might have to surprise her with one of these


  • Oh I want one for ME!! too Cute!


  • i love this idea! i never knew that you could make these dolls. i am glad that i found this article. hopefully i can buy them too


  • Thanks for sharing this wonderful project. Love this doll and it would make a beautiful present!


  • I wish I could be organised enough to plan ahead and make gifts.


  • Oh I love it. I want to make my own too.


  • Very cute craft project. My daughter and niece would love this.


  • That’s very cute. I love these dolls.


  • What a lovely gift! Very thoughtful.


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