Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recycled Baby Dress Matryoshka Doll

I love to recycle some of my daughter's baby stuff.
When I saw the cute dolls made by Our Shabby Cottage I knew exactly what to do with that cute dress Brenda had the opportunity to wear for only a short time.
I am sorry but I don't have a picture of the "before" dress.
Here is the Matryoshka doll.
I used pretty trims to dress her up. And pink polka dot for the apron.
Here is a close-up of her hand embroidered face. I had fun doing it!
And guess what? This doll is so cool, she has a sleeping side!
I wish the shape was a little better... but I am happy with the overall look.
I  love the fabric... pink roses on pale blue background.
Brenda likes this doll. Well, she loves any doll. The good thing is that I have leftover fabric to make another project coming up soon.
Hope you like the idea and recycle some old clothes and turn them on new beautiful things.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ana Paula


  1. What a wonderful way to recycle a baby dress. You can keep it and pass it on. I love it!

  2. Beautiful!! I love that you used your daughter's dress and the sleepy/wakeful sides are a great idea.

  3. Very, very sweet! This would make such a lovely baby's gift.

  4. Hi Ana,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment. I love your little doll. She's very cute. I love Laura Ingalls Wilder. I've read everyone of her books and most I read as a child. I've even visited some of her museums. They're wonderful. Your English is just fine. I'm seen some native speakers not do as well. I wouldn't worry about it. I'll be back. I'm your newest follower.
    Hugs~ Amanda

  5. Oh, your doll is just darling, Ana!! Your work is superb and I'm sure your daughter is in love with her latest doll--especially knowing she once wore the dress it was made from :)

  6. This is such a precious doll! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  7. I have a granddaughter that needs one of these for Christmas. Thanks.

  8. How cute, you've done a great job on her. I stumbled across your blog post whilst 'google-ing'!!!