Just a quick post of some ami-tako's I made for Buddy a couple months back. They were really quick to make just an ami ball with some simple single crochet legs. I actually made a bunch more but these were all I could gather up. Mochi is crazy about them as well so I'm sure there's at least a few under the sofa.
And thank you everyone who sent their well wishes for the shop and a special thanks to those who purchased the tutorial! As usual I've been really busy at my day job and haven't had time for much crafting or blogging but I hope to put some finished crochet babies and maybe some finished baby kokeshi in the shop soon.
Happy Easter to all who celebrated this weekend! Back soon.
For a while now I've been wanting to start a little shop to sell patterns and other items I've designed, but up until today I haven't been able to find the time. So I'm so excited to post that I've finally set up shop and my first item is a pattern and tutorial for these little baby kokeshi dolls.
I designed these as gifts for Girl's Day this year and they are just under 1 1/2" (38 mm) in height and so much fun to make. The pattern and tutorial is available as a 9 page PDF file that features color photographs with a material list, step by step instructions, and lots of tips.
It was a challenge trying to keep the PDF file size down since I included so many photographs, but I wanted to make sure that there was enough steps that even a beginning crafter would find it a breeze to make. And it really is, I promise!
I'm not good at self promotion but I really hope you'll be as excited about your baby kokeshi as I am. Make some for yourself or as gifts for friends. They're the right scale for decorating your Re-ment or other doll house miniatures and the perfect size kokeshi doll for all you Blythe fans as well. Here's one sitting in Miss Kitty's living room.
I also include some ideas for other uses for your finished kokeshi and an option for turning it into a bead. So if you want to learn how to make a baby kokeshi, go to my shop site. Mahalo nui loa everyone!
Tomorrow's Girls Day and I've been working on a little something that I had hoped to post today but it's not quite ready. Yesterday we had our annual Girls Daycelebration at my parent's with Japanese dolls, kimono dress up and special girl's day treats. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my camera so instead here's a pic of a chibi kitty I made last week. Not related to hinamatsuri at all, but at least she's a girl cat.