Ooshka Babushka – Matryoshka Doll

Ooshka Babushka Matryoshka soft toy doll

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.

Ooshka Babushka Doll Pattern Kit by Lisa Tilse from The Red Thread

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.

Ooshka fabric face panels by The Red Thread

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.

Four pack of green and blue fat quarters from Spotlight

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

Dark haired Matroshka / Ooshka Babushka Doll

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.

  • Julie

    Lorelei, it is perfect! It has place of honour on her bed.

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