Monday, January 7, 2013

I Did It

Inspired by Sherry's post to just go for it.
And Alessandra's post about a craft a day.
I stopped my procrastinating ways and just went for it.
My very first crocheted matrioska doll using this pattern.
It's supposed to be a bookmark but turned out kinda big so I will definitely be tweaking the pattern.
But I'm very pleased with my first attempt.

Have a great week!

37 comments:

  1. Very cute! Good job on going for it and stopping procrastinating :)

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  2. Very cute! Nothing better than learning something new! Hugs, Teresa

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  3. Your crocheting skills are obviously better than mine. I'm thinking you could make this shape into a doll by doing two pieces, binding them together and stuffing. Go for it!

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  4. How cute! I need to learn to crochet.
    Brenda

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  5. It's lovely!!
    I am having a mini matrioska necklace made! What a nice coincidence!

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  6. So cute and you did a great job. Happy New Year to you! :)

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  7. You did a wonderful job! I love the colors!

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  8. Really nice! Just use it for a "big" book!

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  9. I'm so very guilty of my procrastinating ways getting in the way of me doing more but I have been trying very hard not to and so far have been achieving much more, it feels good:) Your crocheted doll turned out beautifully I love the coloured yarns you chose.

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  10. You took the old 'leap of faith' nicely! It looks pretty hard with all the colors you had to incorporate, but WOW, it came out great! Smaller hook next time?

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  11. Absolutely adorable, Tammy. Loved it. Great job! Congratulations. Now are you going to make the next size down, then smaller and smaller and tiny? That would be cute! Susan

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  12. How cute. I like the idea of going smaller and smaller like the nesting dolls.

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  13. Your doll is very cute Tammy. Hope your week is off to a great start. Heather

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  14. Wonderful! Even if she's too large for a bookmark you could do other things. Blessings, Diane

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  15. Oh that is so cute. Is is big enough to sit a coffee mug on?

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  16. Hi Tammy,

    The little doll is so cute and would be lovely as the others have said to make smaller and smaller ones. I have a nightgown with three of these little dolls on it.

    Happy day
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  17. Good morning Tammy, Great work! I have always wanted to make these matryoshka and kokeishi bookmarks. So I will take inspiration from you and just go ahead.
    Have a nice day.
    Love

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  18. Dearest Tammy,
    From the picture you cannot judge that your Matrioska is big.
    Well done and now you know how to size her down.
    You keep surprising everyone; that is great!
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  19. Tammy I am so proud of you! You not only did it but you made a beautiful Matrioska doll with your yarn and crochet hook. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts dear...

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  20. That's a cute Russian doll:) love it! i also want to make few to keep that Russian tradition in my Indian house :)

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  21. That is the cutest thing Tammy! Love it!

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  22. She's so cute!!! My daughter has always loved the nesting matrioshka dolls. Interestingly enough she is now dating a young man who is Russian. (He moved here with his parents when he was a kid.)

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  23. Dearest Tammy,
    Hello, thank you SO MUCH for your thoughtful comment. Although I'm still feeling a bit groggy, I finally start facing pc and catching up visiting friends (^^;)

    Very pretty "crocheted matrioska doll"♡♡♡ I wish I had a talent for crochet p;)

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  24. hi Tammy

    I love these babies, was very sweet and I love it :)

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  25. Wonderful inspiring post! I simply love Matrioska Dolls. I would try going down a hook size (or two) to tighten up the stitches a bit and see if that improves the size before I started changing the number of stitches. I think this would make a better Tea Mat for your tea pot or a plate of goodies than a book mark. Just a wonderful project!
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  26. Wonderful inspiring post! I simply love Matrioska Dolls. I would try going down a hook size (or two) to tighten up the stitches a bit and see if that improves the size before I started changing the number of stitches. I think this would make a better Tea Mat for your tea pot or a plate of goodies than a book mark. Just a wonderful project!
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  27. Are they the dolls that go inside each other? If so, are you going to crochet a bunch of smaller ones and put them together...yes, I'm being a goob:P

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  28. They come up with the cutest crochet patterns. Love this, and you did a wonderful job. I love crochet even tho I don't know how to do it. LOL

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  29. She is adorable, I am glad you just went for it because now you have a sweet little doll.
    Meredith

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  30. That is so pretty! Good luck with the stash busting and of course a Happy New Year to you!

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  31. LOVE her!! Kudos to you for "just doing it". And, she turned out beautifully!

    As for the stash busting... Maybe it is my age, but I feel the need to keep my stash for days they may take my car keys from me. ;) LOL!

    blessings ~ tanna

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  32. Absolutely adorable, Tammy. You are inspiring me immensely!

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