Sunday, April 17, 2011

Babushka Babies

I am so excited about the Spring Fling Gift Exchange that was held over at Living My Life on Purpose.  Each person who signed up for the exchange sends a gift to the person who commented before you.  You get a gift from the person that commented after you.  I thought this was a great idea!

What do you think about Gift Exchange?  Would that be something you would be interested in?  Maybe we can do a Summer Gift Exchange.  I always enjoy getting goodies in the mail.

I did a little research on the person that I am sending a gift and found out she has two little girls.  So, I am going to send a little goodie for her girls.

Babushka Babies

Super easy to make!
(if you have an embroidery machine)

I found this wonderful design at Digitized Creations.

Supplies needed:
In-The-Hoop Stuffed Matryoshka - Babushka Doll Design
Fabric Scraps
Tear-Away Stabilizer
Poly-Fiber Fill

1.  Place hood fabric into hoop with stabilizer.

2.  Tack down Face & lower Body fabric.  Do not over lap.

3.  Trim around face and lower body.  At the bottom of body leave a little extra fabric for sewing together at end of project.

4.  Sew hair, eyes, cheeks and out line face and bottom of hood.

5.  Sew placment around entire body.

6.  Place doll backing fabric in hoop FACE SIDE DOWN.  Sew out line stitch- bottom will stay open to fill with stuffing.

7.  Remove from hoop and tear away stabilizer.  Cut around doll 3/16" to 1/4" leaving extra across the bottom. 

8.  Turn doll right side out.  Fill with stuffing and love (One can never have tooooo much love!)  Turn raw ends inside and pin.  Hand sew opening closed, using whiped stitch.

9.  Snuggle because they are so darn cute.

Little girls love dolls. They just don't love doll clothes. We've got four thousand dolls and ain't one of them got a stitch of clothes on.
Jeff Foxworthy


  1. Those are adorable! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

  2. This are so cute! I have to lil'grandgirls that would love them...thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice week, you two!

  3. Very cute little dolls! And what a nice idea for a gift exchange!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. These are so adorable! I love the gift exchange idea. I am your newest follower.

  5. I think these dolls are really cute you did a great job I would love it if you linked this project with me this morning.(

  6. thank you for stopping by and linking up with me(

  7. Simply adorable! I should use my embroidery machine more often!

  8. Those are so cute!!! I like how soft their colors are. Precious!

  9. Very cute! They make me want to go out and buy a machine that embroiders!

  10. I've always loved Babushka dolls because something about them is whimsical and cheery! I'm sure the little girls who get this will enjoy them even better since they get to play with them. Thanks for sharing your creation with us.

  11. These are so sweet! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  12. I am a new follower
    Love your blog
    Those are so cute!
    Stop by any time

  13. Those are sooo sweet! :) I now wish I had an embroidery machine ;)

  14. Cute dolls! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  15. Your dolls are wonderful -- the colors, the design, every detail!

    I'll have to add an embroidery machine to my wish list! What type of machine do you use? Do you love and recommend it?

    I'd definitely participate in a gift exchange if all the participants were as talented, generous and thoughtful as you!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17


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