well, here it is... my newest sewing friend:
this is my first real attempt at embroidery, and it was really fun, and easy (so far!). this design comes from another awesome blog, Melly & Me. i LOVE LOVE LOVE their cute stuffed toys! i may have to indulge myself and buy their latest new book. too bad it's not out yet to buy in the US, and they are based in Australia... :(
anyway, this cute 'stuffie' is called a Kokeshi Stuffie. and can be found here. it's a free design on Melly & Me's blog.
i'm feeling really inspired from this beautiful, simple design. i don't think it would be too difficult to design some other nationality dolls... before you know it, i'll have a nice collection of these guys in a range of different colours.
it was nice to take a break from quilt sewing for a while. and i have a cute little doll to show for it. :)