Monday, July 07, 2008

July's weekly theme is Japanese dolls

I love Japanese culture. I especially love the idea of Kawaii (Cute) and Zakka (Simple living). This week's doll is a daruma doll. I first learned about these from a Nohohon Zoku special edition I have that was made as a gift for "good luck with studying for tests". The idea of the daruma doll is that the doll comes with white eyes. You make a wish, and fill in the one eye. When your wish comes true, you fill in the other eye and hang proudly in your home. I made my wish and sewed in the one eye. If my wish comes true, I will fill in the other eye and post it finished here.

I like this kawaii version of the daruma so much that I might offer it as a pattern. What do you think?


Carole said...

I think it is a good idea..... wish it were mine!

It is small, quick and has some interest going on re the eyes story.


comicbooklady said...

I think it is a great idea, it would make lovely gifts...but what is the fabric pinned to its chest? do you write a note or your wish there?

Cheryl said...

I wrote my wish there. :)

Gabi Greve said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am a collector of Daruma san and even have many in a special museum.

I want to share your beautiful quilt here

Greetings from Japan