March 9, 2009

Matryoshka nesting dolls (squeebles!)

These are the nesting dolls I sent to my partner for the Matroyska Doll Swap! on swap-bot, along with the accompanying note:

Squeebles are born colourless and with no way to express themselves. Their bodies are pure white, and their eyes are black pools , incapable of expression. Their only other feature is their black hair. To compensate for this, they dress in the most colourful clothes they can, they favourite colour being anything fluoro. Also they have no mouth, they express affection by forming nesting groups. Families are usually found in this conformation, similar to Matryoshka dolls!

I made them from fluoro felt sheets (the colours don't show up too well, the green really is obscenely bright!) and some small plastic flower decorations sent to me by Dot with a purchase.

The pattern for them can be found at Maize Hutton's site.

Here is a close up of the smallest one, because I love miniature things!

And here are the Squeebles, innocently surveying the chaos that brought about their creation :)


Carol said...

I've never heard of Squeebles before. What a fun idea.

JenMeister said...

That's probably because I pulled the name out of thin air when I made up the description :D Having said that, the "Urban Dictionary" gives two definitions:

1. "The slimy, seedy gross part of a tomato or other slimy nasty vegetable." (hahaha!)

2. "That by which if multiplied by infinity then divided by the quotient of squeebles multiplied by negative infinity results in the end of the universe."

... Needless to say, I didn't check that out beforehand :D

So Smrt said...

Thanks for commenting on my monster! I love your crafts...especially these dolls. I love tiny things too! The idea of little pocket nesting dolls makes me smile...

Jacky said...

Your matroyshka dolls are gorgeous in their fluoro attire (they obviously like to be seen!). Squeebles, a cute name and story too.

Love your pig stamp! Ahhhh the humble spud.

Jacky xox

Yana said...

aww, they are so cute!!!! i love how they sit inside the pockets.. the closest to the real matryoshkas :D

JenMeister said...

Thanks guys! I really enjoyed the project & working with fluoro colours! I think it would be fun to make some animal-themed ones too :)

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