Posts Tagged ‘nesting dolls’



Taking a break from all the Halloween and Autumn inspired crafts today to share these freakishly adorable Matryoshka iPhone Wallpapers from Studiobenben! I spotted them on ffffound (of course) and loving all things Matryoshkia, I had to have them. Designer and illustrator, Ben Schlitter, is the genieus behind these freebies.

My biggest pet peeve about iPhone wallpapers is that designers often forget to accomodate the clock at the top of the screen and the slide-to-unlock button. Ben’s done a fantastic job providing enough space for both and manages to capture a cheeky version of the nesting doll too! Included characters are: Rainy Day, Treats, Research (my personal fave), Music, Pictress and Leisure.



Baby Shower In Blue: Part II

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

For Part II of a Baby Shower In Blue I wanted to share some more details. With the help of my husband, we made a four-tiered white cake with lemon curd filling and a lemon butter cream frosting. For the topper, I ordered some blank nesting dolls and hand painted them to match the illustrations from the invites. It took some trial and error in painting, but I think the final result turned out pretty well.

Each seat at the table had a crossword puzzle based on Allison and Ryan and words related to pregnancy and parenthood. The game was a great way to get people mingling and having fun. To add a bit of whimsy to the table, old fashioned grey and white striped straws adorned each glass. Lastly, for favors, I made little sewn envelopes based on these by Rebecca Thuss. I put wrapped shortbread cookies inside and sealed with a baby pin. Be sure to check back tomorrow; I’ll be sharing the How-To for the fabric favor envelopes!



Nesting Dolls

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I saw these nesting dolls from Handle & Sprout and immediately thought of Mother’s Day. You can get a nesting doll of just about anything, from birds to bears and, Obi-Wan Kenobi to Barack Obama, but these are in a class all their own. I really love how the metallic leaf gives the¬†otherwise¬†modern design a luxurious antique feel. So creative!

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