When my sister and I were little, our aunt went to Russia for a holiday and brought back a matryoshka doll as a souvenier for us. I loved it ... taking it apart, lining up the dolls in order, studying the designs from more intricate on the larger ones to very simple on the teeny tiny one, putting them back together. But my favourite part was gently twisting the seam until the pattern matched. E.x.a.c.t.l.y. I could not put them back in the toy closet until they were perfect.
However, we also used them for tea parties ... as in we used them as drinking vessels. The unprotected wood on the inside didn't like that very much. But I've loved matryoshka dolls ever since. So much so that a few years ago I gave them to my girls for Christmas. Every once in a while I'll take it apart and put it back together. Just for fun. Just because.
Cheap therapy. ;)
So a few months ago I spied this cute matryoshka doll cotton tape in a local shop. When I got it home I wondered what in the world could I make with it. Nothing came to mind right away so I set it aside ... then this simple zakka-style idea took shape. I'm sure one of my daughters will claim it soon enough and fill it with girly treasures.