A while back I entered another stuffie swap, and my partner, who also happens to be a friend loves japanese things (it's a getaway when her life is difficult)
I knew I have come across those japanese dolls called kokeshi before and looked them up again. I lvoe the design, and the colours and the cuteness so I started working on the design. Let me tell you, it was not easy to make the base.
The base is felt, as the hair, the kimono was difficult to plan, ended up changing the design as I sewed it on. In the end I added the pins and roses, which I made myself, and sewed on the face. I did embroider a design on the kimono, based on my friends wish, plants but not flowers and blueish colours.