Traditional designs get updated from time to time – for a good reason: they’ve already stood the test of time. Here’s a new version of matryoshka dolls (also known as Russian dolls or stacking dolls) I found while browsing an old magazine:
I was looking for something else, but these dessert plates were so delightful I had to stop and browse Etsy a bit. Below are a few of my favorite matryoshkas.
Amazing, isn’t it? I really dislike the boxy, brutalist concrete modernism, but I see now how color can make a huge difference in how that kind of architecture can feel. And when you run into design that can change how you think about something, that’s how you know it’s great design. 🙂
Remarkably, like the previous arrangement I shared, these pillows are also made from velvet. One of them is also embellished with huge tassels – I’m not sure it’s needed since the whole is so striking, but they do draw the eye further in. And isn’t that dark green velvet sofa scrumptious?! Yum! 🙂
It’s apparently made with liquid fabric dye, but I guess you could achieve a similar look with paints and a brush.
Kara Whitten at Kailo Chic
I have two larger baskets that could use a refresher, and Kara’s project has finally given me inspiration to jump into it! It’ll be different, though, for instead of a fabric embellishment, my baskets have pebble inserts. I’ll share the results when I’ve finished; it’ll soon be warm enough to paint on the back deck.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.
In early January we had some warm temps, but then the temperatures swung again. With new snow on the ground and temperatures well below freezing, I put my brand new mittens to good use. Aren’t they super?
In a perfect world, the blues would be a little less teal-ey and turquoise and lean more towards grey, but you work with what you’ve got, right?
Thank you so much, M, for knitting them! Lurrrve. ❤