Embroidered Matryoshka doll ornament


embroidered doll ornament by AppleApricot


Last Christmas the fiber art facebook group Rag Bag Gals held a handmade ornament swap. Of course it had to be something made out of fabrics and/or threads. Originally the swap was only open to USA residents, and another one for UK residents, which neither of those describe me. But when I asked if someone was willing to swap with me, dear Pen Parkin of Rosa Lily offered to be my swap pal. Thank you so much dear Pen! I really appreciate that! This is the ornament I made her. A Matryoshka doll, which I embroidered by hand.




Later, I will share the beautiful sweet ornament Pen made me, when I share more of the handmade Christmas beauties I received this year.

Christmas has just gone around the corner, but just look what I found in the garden: the first signs of Spring! Isn't that wonderful? So happy to see some little flowers peeping their heads out in the sunshine again!




Wishing you all a most beautiful day, and hope to see you coming Tuesday when the Simply Neutrals linky party will be back! You'll have a whole week to link up and join the party.

Big hugs xx
Wen


34 comments:

  1. very sweet doll! wish it was Spring here! We are about to get a snow storm, right now it is raining so there will be ice too.

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    1. Thank you Susan :) Oh dear, that's not good news, take care dear! xx

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    2. I am so excited that you were able to be part of our Swap at RagBagGals, Wen! I am so happy you and Pen could trade! What a fabulous Ornament!
      My mother’s family came from Russia so I have a special fondness for Matryoshka Dolls!

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    3. Thank you so much dear Jean! And thank you also for hosting this swap, I loved it very much! Big hugs xx

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  2. So adorable dear Wen- I so admire your m any skills, and the embroidery is one of them- the ornament is such a beautiful gift to receive.
    And so are the flowers in your garden..... I could not believe my eyes, nothing the like here, Wen, nothing at all. So lovely for you. dear friend. Hugs and smiles with love, Dorthe

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    1. Thank you so much sweetie :) The flowers are all in sunny and sheltered spots, the rest of the garden is barren still. But Spring is just around the corner :) Big hugs xx

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  3. Dat heb je leuk gemaakt zeg.
    Lief ook.
    Tja....voorjaar, ik kan bijna niet wachten!

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  4. Dat heb je mooi gemaakt.
    Lief ook.
    Zit veel liefde en werk in, dat zie je.
    Tja....lente, ik kan niet wachten.

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    1. Dank je wel meis, en ik kan ook niet wachten op de lente! :) xx

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  5. Oh Wen, this is a beautiful piece. It shows the love you put into it. Thank you for sharing it. Your flowers are an envy, we just went thru -20, high winds and blowing snow. So really no clean up. A great day to be in doors. Lots of sunshine today. Enjoy

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    1. Thank you so much dear Sylvia :) And oh gosh, such horrible weather you had, hope Spring will arrive soon! Big hugs xx

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  6. Hello Sweet Wen. Your Matryoshka doll is precious. Such a wonderful gift you gave. Looking forward to see your received gifts. <3

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    1. Thank you so much dear Sherry :) Big hugs xx

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  7. Your wee doll is something that I'm sure will be left out to admire all year 'round. And flowers - but a distant memory here in Canada.

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    1. Thank you dear Mary Anne :) I hope Spring will arrive soon in Canada too! Big hugs xx

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  8. Wen, that little doll is precious! Beautiful handwork and I love the colors.

    Looking forward to more neutrals!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Naomi :) Big hugs xx

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  9. Oh you are so lucky to have spring in your garden already! I keep wishing...

    Wen, your little doll is absolutely beautiful!! I love her so!If you ever make more to sell, please let me know!
    Have a beautiful weekend dear Wen!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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    1. It's only in the sunny and sheltered spots, but Spring is around the corner, I hope :)

      Thank you so much sweetie, I am thinking about opening an Etsy shop, but I am thinking this same thing for quite some time now and no shop opened yet, lol. If I do, I will keep in mind to add some of these embroidered dolls :) Big hugs to you xx

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  10. So happy to be your partner Wen, your doll is beautiful xxx

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    1. Thank you so much dear Pen, for your sweet words, the beautiful ornament you sent me, and offering to be my swap partner! Big hugs xx

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  11. Your little doll is simply beautiful, dear Wen.
    Happy new year to you and I'm looking forward to more neutrals.
    Sending hugs and love,
    Marie

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    1. Thank you so much dear Marie! Happy to see you again! Wishing you a most wonderful 2018 too, big hugs xx

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  12. Oh my is that ever so sweet, I am sure she is so happy that she did a swap with you! such beautiful stitching and love the peace on the back also!! So wonderful to see flowers blooming, it is way too cold here to see any flowers :(

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    1. Thank you so much dear Connie :) I hope there will be sunny warmth to bring you flowers as well soon! Big hugs xx

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  13. I love matrioskas!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Me too :) They're truly a classic and so much fun to make! Big hugs xx

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  14. What a superb little doll which you created and embroidered so beautifully We! I am sure Pen would have been totally delighted to have received this from you. I love all the little embroidered flowers she wears!
    Love and hugs dear!
    Suzy

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words dear Suzy :) Big hugs to you! xx

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  15. supermooi je borduurwerk. Heerlijk hè? lente. Ik kan niet wachten.

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    1. Dank je wel meis :) Ja laat die lente maar gauw komen, ik ben er echt aan toe! Knuf xx

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  16. Thank you for leaving your sweet comment today on my blog. Now I have found your blog. You have a very beautiful creative soul. Love seeing all your creative items.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris, that is sweet of you to say :) I'm happy to have found your blog as well and will come and visit again! Hugs xx

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen