The latest Martha Stewart Kids
magazine has a feature about making simple plushes with cloth and fabric markers.
I know this is probably insane, but I thought, "What a great idea! Now I can make some kawaii sensei
In case you're not familiar with martial arts, aikido
is the Japanese martial art that Steven Seagal popularizied. The instructors are called sensei
s, and they wear long, flowing hakama
(pants) over their dogi
s (white top and pants). The reason these plushes are probably a nutty idea is that sensei
s are not cute or cuddly in any way - all are freakin' tough and some are like boot camp sargents (for example, if you come to class even a half minute late, it's 50 sit-ups and 50 push-ups for you before you can join the others).
More details at my blog: http://ax174.blogspot.com/2005/12/weekend-crafting.html