Not Green But Oh So Cute

The Littlest Matryoshka

For storybook day at preschool. She’s really into matryoshkas. REALLY. INTO. THEM. Santa brought her this book along with this doll for Christmas. It started long before that though when someone brought her a real set from a trip to the ‘stans of Central Asia. So here she is, our littlest matryoshka — costume made by Mama in the winging it loosely based on a shirt pattern way. You can’t see the flower on her apron but it’s there, behind the book. All three pieces will end up in the dress-up box. They’re so much better than some of the polyester junk that’s in there.


13 Responses to “Not Green But Oh So Cute”

  1. 1 nathalie March 5, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    how adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 2 Anina March 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    You’re the best mom ever!

  3. 3 Berlinswhimsy March 5, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    What a cute costume!!

    My daughter is REALLY into matryoshkas, too. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve searched for those little pieces to put them all back together…

  4. 4 Amanda March 6, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Oh. Holy. Cuteness.

  5. 5 Jen (sewandsox) March 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

    This is the cutest thing ever. Seriously.

  6. 6 TD wool design March 6, 2008 at 11:20 am

    very crafty and super cute. she’ll remember this all, i’m sure 🙂

  7. 8 Liz March 6, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Adorable. Homemade costumes are the best!

  8. 9 inga March 6, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    O, man such a cute costume!! I’m from Russia and we are Matryoshka Central you know)) Do you mind if I’ll steal your daughters pretty picture and e-mail it back home to my Mom?))

  9. 10 Sonya March 7, 2008 at 12:14 am

    I love this so much. She makes the best little nesting doll.

  10. 11 Amy March 8, 2008 at 4:26 am

    What a great costume. I’m sure the leaves count as green anyway.

  11. 12 Kris March 8, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    What a cute costume – The leaves do count as green – I’m sure she will get many months of playing dress up with it.

  12. 13 erika March 14, 2008 at 5:13 am


    The babushka necklace was bought in a shop in Paris ‘les fleurs’
    she has a blog and online shop in french perhaps you can mail them, good luck.

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