recently, we found out that one of our friends' daughter got sick. she's the same age as our lil' man. i knew right there and then, that i just found the perfect thing to give her. i've also been saving this amazing "yui kokeshi" fabric from alexander henry for something special.
kokeshi dolls originate from japan. they are given to kids on special occasions, as a remembrance, or as a sign of luck.
everytime i see kokeshi figurines or artwork, it never fails to make me smile. so, here's the kokeshi doll i made using melly and me's tutorial. i altered the design a little bit. instead of the flowers, i changed it to a rainbow motif. i also enlarged the template so she could use it as a pillow, or just to make it more huggable...
here are some work in progress shots:
|ready to be flipped right side out|
|back view of the cutest alexander henry fabric|
|detail of the hair embellishment|
|detail of the obi (sash)|
|detail of the face|
|finished stuffie from the side|
|a kokeshi stuffie, ready to be loved...|
|the kokeshi in her new home - a lovely girl`s arms...|