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:

Our Neck of the Woods said...

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

by Teresa said...

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

lulumusing said...

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!

Cozy Little House said...

How cute! I need to learn to crochet.
Brenda

Little Treasures said...

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

Sugar Lump Studios said...

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

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

You did a wonderful job! I love the colors!

Diane said...

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

Catherine said...

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.

Jan said...

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?

Susan said...

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

Debby said...

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

val said...

so cute!

Heather - The Good Life said...

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

Diane said...

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

Wanda said...

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

Draffin Bears said...

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

Sangeetha said...

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

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

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

Createology said...

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...

Hindustanka said...

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

Serena Lewis said...

Well done, Tammy!

Becca said...

That is the cutest thing Tammy! Love it!

GardenofDaisies said...

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.)

orchid said...

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*

Derya Kuzusu said...

hi Tammy

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

girlunwinding said...

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

girlunwinding said...

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

Melissa said...

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

Yvonne said...

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

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

That is so cute Tammy!!

Kelly_Deal said...

Tammy, she's so cute!

Mereknits said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

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

All4MeggyMoo said...

She is gorgeous x

Patty said...

Absolutely adorable, Tammy. You are inspiring me immensely!

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