My mum made this Russian dress many years ago for my daughter’s Carpatina doll, but I think it looks beautiful on A Girl for All Time Matilda, too! So, here is my faithful time-traveller and Russian beauty! More photos are in the gallery below:
Some more photographs of my beautiful Anika in a Russian outfit. The traditional Russian costume was made and hand-embroidered by Ariadne. The shawl is vintage, my mum has found it among the doll clothes I had as a child. Nobody can remember who knitted it but it might have easily been my grandmother (I would love to […]
This is one of my favourite series of photographs I have ever taken. I tried to recreate some Russian atmosphere in these photos. My Anika is dressed in a traditional Russian costume made and hand-embroidered by Ariadne and kindly given to me for the holidays. The pile of logs was recreated by my father (!!). The […]
Do you think my dolls could spend some time in Russia and not wear traditional Russian dresses? Of course, they couldn’t! I made both of these dresses in advance and brought them with me. Both consist of traditional long white blouses with embroidery, red sarafans and red ribbons in their hair.
It all started 4 years ago, in 2007… When my eldest daughter was about 4 years old, one of her favourite films was a Russian fairy tale “Morozko” (“Father Frost”). The main heroine in that film is a very sweet and kind girl Nastenka (or Anastasia). My daughter dreamed of having a doll that would look […]