Monday Etsy Madness

Welcome to another Monday Etsy Madness!  Today we are going to feature items based on Russian Matryoshka Dolls or Nesting Dolls.  I have always been drawn to the arts of Russia, and the nesting dolls have always fascinated me.  I could have shown you many versions of the actual nesting dolls made of wood as there are plenty of those on Etsy, but I thought I’d show you some more unique examples that are simply based on the dolls.

Maybe you have someone that might enjoy these as a gift? So check out the amazing-ness that I found!

2012 Printable PDF Russian Dolls CalendarDesignbirdie– Mandi from Dublin, Ireland
This 7 printable calendar PDF includes a set of instructions, an illustrated cover and 12 A5 illustrations. The A4 pages have two months per page – all you need to do it print and crop! Easy peeasy!  Each month page is 148.5 x 210mm. (A5).  All you need for this little project is PDF software, a printer, scissors. You can finish off this project by using a corner rounder and heavy card. $7.07 USD  Designbirdie is the home of Illustrated Birdhouses, Prints, Wearable Art and Rainy Day Printable Projects by Irish Illustrator Mandi Cromer. Find Mandi on Facebook


Russian Nesting Doll Rattles- Set of 3Regal Cottage– Regina from Dallas, TX

These sweet Matryoshka Dolls are made from imported Japanese fabric and fluffy, vintage chenille to add that extra touch of colorful softness. Each one is the perfect size for little hands to hold, and has an enclosed rattle inside for a nice, clear rattle sound. Each measures 4 1/2 inches (11 cm) tall. All seams are double stitched to ensure durability. Filled with hypo-allergenic fiber-fil. They are durable and machine washable.  $29.00

Matryoshka Doll Hair ClipMagubako Designs– Jefferson City, MO
A handmade Matryoshka Doll attached to a 40mm (1 5/8″) snap clip. The doll is made with acrylic felts in medium pink, neon pink, blush, copper, mint and also with a pink/white/mint cotton fabric, lace and ribbon. The facial features were hand embroidered. Dashes of glitter gel highlight the piece. The snap clip on the back is covered with medium pink felt and placed to be worn on the right side of the head. The Matryoshka doll measures approximately 2 1/2″ (63.5 mm) tall x 1 7/8″ (47mm) wide and it’s ready to make your princess look fabulous!!  $4.99

Red Matryoshka Dolls Stitchmarkers (Set of 5)Bead Passion– The Philippines
Red Matryoshka dolls, purely handmade with polymer clay. Each measures approx 1.7cm tall.  These are perfect for marking your stitches while knitting, and will totally put a smile on your face!  $6.50  

Matryoshka Laptop Sleeve CaseBertie’s Closet– Bertie from Los Angeles, CA
Babushka laptop sleeves for up to 13.3″ MacBook and laptop notebooks. Need something to keep your laptop safe in your backpack, purse, or when you’re just carrying it around? Protect your laptop from dust and scrapes with this cute laptop sleeve!  Stitched with a machine and then hand-sewn, this one-of-a-kind laptop sleeve is both pleasing to the eyes and functional for you.  Light foam padding sleeve covered with Kokka’s Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll print in Blue. Black zipper on top.  Height: 10″ (25.4 cm), Width: 14.5″ (36.83 cm). $23.99

Russian Nesting Doll Edible Wafer Paper– Queen of Tarts Wafers- Long Beach, CA
You can apply these to dried royal icing or fondant which can cover a cookie , fondant cupcake topper, or a cake. You can also apply to the smooth underside of a store bought chocolate bar, using corn syrup or Wilton piping gel.  20 unique images in all.  Wafer images arrive precut and packaged in protective glassine envelopes until you are ready to use. They have a shelf life of over one year, as long as you keep them stored in a cool, dark place such as a kitchen cabinet, away from moisture, direct sunlight and heat.  Images measure approx 1 1/2″ in diameter and work great with a round cookie cutter that is slightly larger than your wafer image. Your order arrives with a written tutorial on how to apply these images to iced takes seconds per cookie, but your friends and family will remember long after you use these, that you created works of edible art, and will wonder how you ever did it!  $10.00

Matryoshka Screen Printed Kitchen Towels (Set of 2)Cuddle Canvas– Nadia from Carrboro, NC
Beautiful dish towels that will definitely add some style to your Kitchen. Matryoshka Russian dolls have been hand screen printed using red non toxic fabric ink. The image is printed on both ends of each towel, so you can hang it on either side.  Towels have been pre-washed, pre-shrunk, and lovingly ironed ready for you to use. Any nubs,and slight imperfections are characteristic of these towels.  Machine wash normal cycle. Tumble dry low or no-heat. Iron if you would like a crisper look but is not necessary.  100% Cotton, approximately 28×28 inches.  $26.00

Babushka PDF Sewing PatternDolls and Daydreams– Sarah from Gilbert, AZ
This sewing pattern is to make a set of 3 child friendly Russian Nesting Dolls – Babushkas – that are 15” (38 cm), 8” (20.5 cm) and 5.5” (14 cm) tall from cotton and felt fabrics and all cleverly nest together safely in their mommy’s arms. This versatile pattern allows you to make all three dolls, or just whip up one for a quick gift. Perfect for baby showers, birthdays and big sisters in training! It comes with a 21 page easy to follow photo and instructional tutorial, with helpful doll making tips & tricks and an easy felt face template and 2 applique aprons.  All of their doll patterns will provide you with high quality finished dolls, with no visible ugly seams making them perfect to sell or give as gift. $10.00 Find Sarah at: Blog:

Russian Nesting Dolls Buttons (Set of 4)- Digits Designs– Judy from Utah
Created from polymer clay, these buttons are 1 1/4 inch X 7/8 inch and double glazed for a glossy shine. Recommended handwashing or gentle cycle in cold if added to clothing.  Wouldn’t these look sweet on a hand knitted baby sweater?  $9.00
Matryoshka Matching GameWee Waldorf- Star from the Rocky Mountains
Sweet Matching game for little hands.  Includes 12 hand-stamped and colored matryoshka wooden circles. (alternate sides are blank).  Wee Waldorf signature acorn pouch.  Match up these little dolls with your favorite little friend (2 of each): red, blue, yellow, green, orange and purple Matryoshkas.  Each circle round measures a big 2″ across for easy gripping.  $15.95  You can find Star at  

Matryoshka Embroidery PDF PatternSew Jenaissance– Jen from Knoxville, TN
She originally made this little Matryoshka design for her daughter. Included in your pdf download: pattern sized as shown facing right, pattern sized as shown facing left, pattern sized smaller facing right, pattern sized smaller facing left. Design as shown fits a 5″ hoop. The PDF pattern will be emailed to you within 24 hours of receipt of payment; in most cases much more quickly! $4.00

Matryoshka Doll EarringsUnicorn Crafts– Faheema from Northridge, CA
These cute tiny little earrings measure 8mm at their widest point and about 11mm tall.  They are mounted on earring stud posts.  Very sturdy and strong.  The tiny little glass jar is included.  They make a great gift for any young woman.  And the packaging is pretty awesome too.  $18.00


So what do you think?  Pretty nice, right?  So go show these amazing shops some love!