Sew a Babushka plushie.
Although this little Babushka is shown on her own, she's one of a traditional family of Russian nesting dolls. When you've made her, you can try scaling the pattern up or down on a photocopier to give her a family of sisters. Vary the decoration, too, if you like - but don't overdo it, or you will spoil her naive fold-art air.
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Trace off the pattern pieces onto tracing paper, and cut out to make templates. Cut out 2 pieces each for the body and for the tiny headscarf ties from the fuchsia felt, 1 piece for the face from the white felt, and 1 for the hair from the brown felt. Carefully position the hair at the top of the face piece and attach in place with a small amount of craft glue.
Glue the head and hair into position on one of the body pieces, using a sparing amount of craft glue. Overstitch around the edges of the hair using an embroidery needle threaded with a single strand of brown embroidery floss, and around the edges of face with a needle threaded with a single strand of white floss. Fasten off the threads on the wrong side of the body piece.
Thread a beading needle with one strand of fuchsia embroidery floss, and sew on the sequins and beads for decoration. Follow the arrangement shown in the photograph or make your own design, but remember if you do that little groups usually look better than single scatter beads. Attach the sequins with a central bead/ Fasten the thread on the wrong side of the felt.
Align the second felt body piece with the first. Thread an embroidery needle with one strand of fuchsia embroidery floss, and use a small overstitch to sew the pieces together. Leave a gap at the base of the doll (don't fasten off the thread), and fill her with a tiny amount of toy stuffing, using a toothpick or matchstick to help you get the padding even. Don't use too much filling: she should be lightly padded, not stuffed. When the padding is distributed, stitch the gap closed.