Back before Thanksgiving, when things were sort of normal around here, I needed a project to keep my hands busy. I'm not the sort of person to just sit and watch TV - I have to have busy hands. I'm usually pricing things for the booth, researching things on my phone, cutting coupons, culling my craft supplies, looking at magazines, etc. I usually try to have some sort of felt pattern ready for the days when I want to actually make something. I usually prefer things I can knock out in one sitting.
I had found this Matryoshka doll ornament pattern and "Pinned" it earlier. I like to find ideas on the internet and them change them up a bit to make mine unique. But, I am always grateful to the original creator! making my own patterns is something I want to learn to do.
I have a collection of Nesting Dolls (which reminds me that I haven't done an "accidental Collection" post in awhile), so I thought making an ornament would be cute.
Instead of making mine a flat ornament, I added strips to the sides to made it actually stand up. I added beanbag beads to the bottom of it to give it weight for standing upright.
I thought she was really cute!
But, she was a nesting doll, after all.
So, I adjusted the pattern and made a smaller one. And a smaller one and so on and so on. I made each one a bit different. But the same in many ways too. Just like real Nesting Dolls.
They are a happy little family! It took me about a week of TV watching in the evenings to make them all. I took my time to make them just right.
I think I might have to make another set in blue next time. Or maybe make them holiday themed. I like that idea!
*That's the name of my Pinterest Boards full of Felt Patterns.