Ooshka Babushka

When my little girl was born, my BFF decided to buy a present for both Mum and bub (Thanks Cat!):

The kit includes a pretty fabric face panel as well as instructions/templates for appliqueing your own face.
It is a very cute and simple project, and was great to get back into the swing of sewing after having the baby with an easy project. It is definitely suitable for a beginner. The hardest part was picking out fabric! I chose a selection of yellow, green and purple fabrics (that’s the colour scheme of the nursery) from my stash. Fabrics included a yellow linen remnant I picked up in a thrift store, a flowery pillowcase also thrifted, and two prints from the Mingle by Monaluna range from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

The doll is huge (about the same size as bub), and so pretty and cuddly. I definitely recommend this pattern for a quick and fun sewing project.
I think she likes it! I’m looking forward to having a go at making my own face next time…


  1. Oh my gosh! how cute is that last picture?! Adorable!

    The Lazy Mom

  2. I saw this a while back, and forgot to comment! I love this dolly…especially that she’s almost bigger than your dolly! Great job on the fabric selection.

  3. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny says

    This kit is adorable! I love it! I want one! What a thoughtful gift idea. I can’t believe how large the doll is. The fabrics you chose are beautiful.

  4. Absolutely precious babushka love, I didn’t realize the doll was so large!

  5. I love this!!

  6. lisa :: the red thread says

    Your daughter is divine and she looks so cute with her Ooshka! Thanks for blogging about the pattern kit – you did a lovely job and the fabrics you chose are gorgeous.

  7. Cozy Home Scenes says

    Adorable- both doll and baby. How nice of your friend to think of something that both you and your daughter would enjoy! Hopefully, your daughter will enjoy her doll for years to come, so you can share the story of your friend and how you made the doll out of love.

  8. Adorable! What a thoughtful gift! 🙂 I’m sure your bub will treasure this dolly and will enjoy knowing that the doll was once bigger than her! 🙂 M*

  9. This is too cute! Saw you on Made by You Mondays… bubblynaturecreations.com

  10. Aww that is SO cute!! if you ever have a chance I’d love for you to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings http://www.ladybug-blessings.com

  11. pink and green mama MaryLea says

    So adorable!! I love it — two sweet little faces ; )