My sister Em‘s birthday is just two weeks after mine, and I’ve been scheming her present since last December when I cut out an extra set of Matryoshka Doll Ornaments as I was making a set for my Mom. During her college years my sister spent some time in Russia teaching English , and I knew these folksy Christmas Tree ornaments would delight her Russian-loving soul. Just thinking how crazy she’d be about them made them expontentially more fun to make. They didn’t disappoint, and I had the pleasure of hearing (over the phone) one of the most gratifying and genuinely delighted reactions I’ve ever been so lucky to receive. Can’t wait to see these honeys in action, Em!!
So that’s three sets I’ve made now, and I gotta say, I love these little ladies. They are so much fun to make–all the little details, the hair (!!), choosing colors–it’s one of those slow and savory crafts that are a pure delight to make. For the full tutorial and free downloadable pattern, see here!