I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
The tiny Russian nesting dolls I made for Valentine's favors were made on wooden egg blanks. I went to the store looking for peg dolls, but thought these egg shapes fit the purpose better. I started out painting 4-5 eggs with a base color of choice. Then, I painted a small round face. Next I painted a cowl or head scarf of another color, and on some of them I painted an apron. Face and hair are next, then scarf and shawl details.
I made 40 little dolls. Here are close ups of all of them.