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« on: June 21, 2011 12:10:12 PM »

I was partnered up with Ruby Copperhead for the "one tiny stuffie r5" swap, and she wanted different things. After spending a week thinking about what to make her I decided to make something Japanese, since she loves Japan, and it brightens her mood.

After thinking some more I decided to make her a stuffie Kokeshi doll.

The body and head are felted balls that I made, drying them took ages. The hair was difficult, and the curves of the kimono, but as you can see, I managed to overcome the difficulties.

I sewed the whole thing by hand, I also didn't have any iron to straighten the folds. Then I hand sewn the plants on the kimono, sewed the face (the eyes were difficult) and added the wrap around the middle, with the lace. I made all the blue roses myself from ribbon, and stuck two pins with glass beads between the roses.

So here are the pictures, of the front and back


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What a piece of work is man!

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011 12:12:40 PM »

auughhh! I love this! pinned!

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011 12:14:50 PM »

She's mine now, and I love her! Great choice making her, and great choices on all the details. Thank you again!
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011 08:15:37 PM »

Adorable, she looks so well made!

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011 08:00:43 AM »

Very nice little details. I sew and felt everything by hand too, so I definitely appreciate tiny touches.. if you struggled with it at all, it is really not noticeable with the final product!  I really like how you did the hair ornaments.

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011 10:29:54 AM »

She's soooooo cute!! The pins in her hair are absolutely beautiful! And so is the kimono! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011 01:07:53 AM »

Thanks to everyone Cheesy it was fun to make.

Sweatereyes - so good to know that you don't see my mistakes, they aren't that visiable on the pictures.

I'm sure that I will be making more than one of these beauties, once the shock over the fact that I completed this idea weares off Tongue and I'm happy that the first one has a wonderful home Cheesy

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