Crafts

Little folk doll (with face)

Hello….I have totally fallen in love with the Motanka dolls of the Ukraine. Here is a picture of one I adore. These lovely little dolls are amulets for health and prosperity. The colours all mean something, and the material is all recycled from family and friends, thus capturing the happiness and luck from it, and passing it on. Its a wonderful sentiment. They have no faces on purpose so that the nasty spirits don’t think its a person and sneak in to bring bad luck.

Screen shot 2016-04-20 at 21.10.22 (Link – its Russian though)

I have been trying to make something like it…..although clearly in my own odd style, haha! The material is all recycled, but thats as far as it goes….I just wanted it to look pretty. She looks very serious, so I doubt she will be passing on anything cheery πŸ˜€

folk doll

and here is her little baby

folk doll and baby

The baby looks cheeky. I think I prefer the baby to be honest – I might make more tiny ones rather than the larger size.

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9 thoughts on “Little folk doll (with face)”

  1. They are amazing, you are very talented, she doesn’t look that serious, she just looks tired, it is hard looking after a little one, quite clearly her baby is a bit of a cheeky handful and she would love 10 minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

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      1. Yes they are! I prefer the minimal expression ones, because then they can be any mood. These Motanka, the Amish, and the Waldorf dolls are my favourite. I’m not keen on the plastic barbie kind with tons of make up, haha!

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      1. Agree. We specialise in them in our family ☺️ She’s made quilts/beanbags/cushions/dolls for young and older and always has some knitting on the go. My son likes to do things with wood/tyres/water hose (Spare Tyre Belts) and raw choc treats/cakes.

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