Happy Girls Day everyone! I managed to finish the kokeshi doll pins for Buddy's teachers last night, albeit with very little sleep, but here they are. The one on the left is supposed to have a "bobbed" hairstyle to match one of Buddy's teacher's hair, but I don't think it came out bob-ish enough.
It's a terrible photograph I know, but all we've been having lately is dark, stormy and dreary weather, so no natural light for any of the photos today. Here's the trio on top of the chi chi mochi my mom made and packed in sakura bento containers.
And look what my mother-in-law dropped off yesterday at the house for me, girls day cookies!
She always adds the sweetest hina matsuri tags every year to her girls day gifts. And last but not least, a pic of my favorite part of girls day, the mochi. Chi chi mochi is a soft sweet mochi that is different than the mochi eaten at New Years and to make ozoni soup. It's hard to see in the pic, but each mochi piece has a white layer and a pink layer and the white powder is katakuriko (potato starch) which keeps the mochi from sticking together.
We're having our official girls day celebration tomorrow at my mom's with more mochi, kimono wearing and lots of picture taking. Have a great weekend!