Please meet Natasha
and last, but not least, Olga
These 5 Russian dolls made with felt and fabric were inspired by the July issue of the British magasine "Sew Hip" (http://www.sewhip.co.uk/). I bought the felt from an awesome felt artist/supplier in the UK (check out her blog and shop at http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/) and used scraps of fabric I had in the house. Like Sew Hip suggested in their tutorial, I have made these dolls as a garland and added little felt hearts in between every doll. I think this will look lovely in a little girl's room and may be added to my "Crafty Christmas presents" box which will grow exponentially in the coming weeks. Apologies for mentioning the C word in August, but as I am not a fast crafter, I need to start early!
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