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October 03, 2011


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Super cute - love it! :-)


Lucy ~ they are fab! I've just ordered this book from the library and now I can't wait to get my hands on it and have a proper look at it :O)

mirjam huckriede

I read a time ago about the book and i bought it too, it is a lovelybook and i hope that these little ladies soon are standing on my mantel ;-)


I have borrowed this book from my local library and it is absolutely wonderful. It is on my "To buy one day" list! That is obviously where I spotted the Russian dolls the first time. I know when I saw yours sitting on the mantelpiece that I had seen them somewhere before and I wanted to make them. But I had to return the book to the library before I got my chance!
xXx Helen


They're the sweetest thing! I love russian dolls. I have this book on my Amazon wishlist, i agree its hard to know what if a book you covet will live up to expectations when you actually get it so it's nice to see your 'review' of it, on my wishlist it will stay! I'm still at the stage of crochet where i make rectangles/circles of various stitches that aren't really destined to be anything but its helping me get used to the different stitches. Do you know of any books that has a pattern for crocheted cupcakes? When i've moved on from being a beginner i'd like to make some to sit on one of my vintage cake stands in my dresser. Take care, K xx


guten morgen lucy! boy, you're up with the chickens.
thanks so much for sharing tips on these. they will SURELY go on the (looong) list of to-dos! i have a HUGE weakness for babuschka-dolls...
used to follow a blog written by emily moss who lives in norway (the blog ravenhill, i believe it was called doesnt exist any more sorry to say - she would share wonderful photos) she made them from different materials and decorated them with so much love, the details are so important and yours are just so sweet! i have several 'tilda' books written by tone finnanger (also from norway) and there is a wonderful pattern there as well for a sewn babuschka but i havent seen a hooky one as yet... thanks for sharing this!
now, i do have to ask you - did you put anything weighty in the bottom to help them stand better? i think that would be a good idea to help the lil miss from taking a dive too often! now imagine making a BIG one as a door-stop, greeting all as they enter the room! or a pillow-sized one... (hmmmmmm have to think about that...)
i am off to bake banana bread and i bought a butternut squash that will be hitting the pan today. have a wonderful recipe for a pasta sauce with grated cheese and chopped walnuts and parsley i just HAVE to try!
a nice sunday to ALL xoxoxo


That truly looks like a nice book. But unlike you, I prefer things to be used. Have too much useless stuff already, I guess. :) And those bags... I could surely need one more bag, don't you think? Or maybe even make two, one to give away for charity. Think I have to take a look at my yarn stash! As always - thank you for sharing! Your little russian ladies are adorable! As everything you do... :)


Love these little Russian dolls!! I haven't done any 'hooky' work for years, but now I think I'll have to pick it up again!! The bag in that book just has to be made.......just hope I can still remember how to do it!!!


Hello Lucy, are beautiful dolls. You have very good hands ... A hug from south of Spain.


Just love this cuddly dolly family. I put some onto cushions and hand-felted their faces - like you say, quite a challenge! Your dollies look very happy though!


Majorly cute russian dolls, just ordered that book last friday so i'm waiting with anticipation to browse through all that deliciousness. Made some fabric russian dolls last year but you've inspired me to give these ones a go when my book comes :)
Have a sweet day
Karen x


Book looks great and upon your recommendation I have just purchased it!

Those dolls look like they may come and join our family too, just too cute not to


They are just gorgeous! Love them :-) I have the book on my birthday list this year. Fingers crossed I get it :-)


Oh they are sooo cute. Love your blog and all the hooky things u do!


Book looks excellent and the three dolls are so-oo cute!


So cute, I love their little faces :) Will add this book to my Christmas wishlist I think! x


They're cute, really. I saw some baboushkas in London this summer - not crocheted ones, it was a kitchen towel pattern, - and we laughed a lot with my husband. The matter is that "baboushka" (stress the first syllable) is the Russian for "Granny@ (=Grandmother). Well, these grannies look perfectly well for their age! :)


Aww, your matryoshkas look so sweet! With amigurumi I used to stubbornly ignore the "place stitch marker" part, only to want to hit myself a few rounds later :-)... You've done lovely embroidering, wasn't it difficult to do this after the stuffing of the bodies?
Enjoy the lovely wheather!

Crochet with Raymond

they are sooooooooooooooo sweet Lucy! I love them and your colours are divine!
I'm addicted to pinterest so I am off to pin them immediatey!!!
Love Alice XXX


Yes, I love this book too and have plans for some gifty type hooking soon. Love your baboushkas - and prettifying a bare spot is definitely useful as far as I'm concerned!


A beautiful book and your Russian dolls are gorgeous. If I am captivated by a book on Amazon and want to know what's inside the cover a quick trip to Google Images quite often reveals pages which people have posted on their blog! I've also found some interesting blogs this way too. I enjoy reading Attic24 though it may be the first time I have left a comment. Thank you for sharing your colourful world. Ros


I've seen this book and drooled over it regularly maybe I will just have to buy it now cos those little dolls are amazing! I love your little collection of ladies could you make them some lovely Russian men to keep them company I wonder!
Have a great week. ♥

 the quiet homemaker

Such friendly little faces and such pretty, floral outfits! :)

Patricia Newton

fantastic little dolls..I love it.


FAN-TAS-TIC! I love them. Wow.

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