Meet my new friends: Matryoshka & Babushka

So I went in hunt of some beauty boosting hormones and found them in the form of Matryoshka at Kinokuniya in Liang Court. She’s now my best friend and will go wherever I venture. She’s so sweet isn’t she? But in order not to make her feel too lonely, I got her some sisterly companions from her hometown too.

Matryoshka is most pleased that I’ve brought along her little sister, Babushka, who prefers green. Both of them are even more pleased that they’re always accompanied by friends who are clinging on to my new fabric coin purse. You can just call them Russian dolls. Because Babushka is tiny, she needs some warm and is better off inside my bag with her fabric Russian friends while her big sister prefers fresh air and aircon.

Once in a while, I’m going to let Matryoshka and Babushka have gatherings with their Russian friends who reside in my drawer. Their friends like to stay indoors in little envelopes, notepads, deco tapes and post-it pads. I’m trying to gather more friends but they’re not easily spotted. Hopefully, one day I can help Matryoshka and Babushka find their beautiful mother.

Maybe you can help me. I imagine Matryoshka and Babushka’s mom should be quite large so she should be on some tote bag on t-shirt. I found out that her name might be Matrioshka and she has migrated out of Russia and is touring the world now. So let me know if you’ve spotted her. But she must be as beautiful as her daughters, or she must be the step mother. And I don’t want any step mother to ill treat Matryoshka & Babushka!


  1. AtelierGal says:

    think I’ve spotted some at Far East, will check out when I stop by tomorrow

  2. AngMoGirl says:

    It’s funny how you named the “daughter” Babushka.. because it means grandma xD

    Maybe you should buy the wooden doll version, where you open up a big doll, to find smaller one inside ? Ah, those dolls are like Hello Kitty of Easter Europe ?

  3. sesame says:

    Cool…let me know. It’s been eons since I’ve stepped into Far East (Plaza)…

  4. sesame says:

    Haha…because they were named by their clueless non-Russian dad! But what about Matryoshka? Does it mean the same? Cos that’s what they’re normally called – Matryoshka or Babushka – I thought they would mean the same.

    Actually I’m not too fond of the wooden version. I just like the image in modern stationery and accessories. Maybe the ones I came across weren’t so cute.

  5. Liesl says:

    I love these dolls too in everyday life. I’ve bought earrings, tee shirt and bags from fie japan in bugis all in one shot! Haha. Aren’t they adorable??

  6. sesame says:

    Oh they have it at FIE Japan? I’ve passed by that shop but not stepped in. Must find an excuse to head to Bugis soon.

  7. pf1123 says:

    I like the tote bags at Fie Japan. But I can’t bring myself to buy them coz they are all pricely so dearly!

  8. sesame says:

    I heard about the prices and that’s why I didn’t step into the shop when I was there recently.

  9. AngMoGirl says:

    Hmm not sure what Matryoshka means – I’m form Poland, but my language sounds very similar to Russian, and for me Matroshka sounds like “mommy” ?

  10. sesame says:

    So I’m guessing the different variation of names means grandma, mommy, daughter, grandmother.

  11. Liesl says:

    The studs earrings I bought was about $30+ but well made. The tee was $20+. And my rootote Russian doll bag was about $30+. They carry bags from a wide price range. From the affordable to the highly priced (eg cath kidston). It’s worth checking out coz’ sometimes there is sales going on. I’ve spotted some Shinzi Katoh bags too before.

  12. sesame says:

    Thanks for letting me know the prices. Will check the shoo up again when I next head there.

  13. Sveta says:

    Babushka indeed means ‘grandma’, and Matryoshka is just the word for that kind of doll in Russian ? So those two words are no synonyms ?

    Anyway cute stationery!

  14. sesame says:

    Okay, thanks for clarifying! They seem to be called in different names as as someone who don’t understand the language, they appear to be synonyms.

  15. Marj Santiago says:

    i would like to ask where can i buy wooden dolls & other accesories cause my daughter is possesed of having these items. I’m from Manila,Philippines.

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