Saturday, May 2, 2009

the next big thing...

when i first started blogging (august last year) soft owls and mushrooms were all the rage, i am yet to attempt either but they are certainly on my to do list. so i am not sure if i have missed this boat or i am about to set sail with the next big trend but here she is..
this is my version of a kokeshi doll, which reminds me of the Japanese version of a babushka. (don't kill me if i am not even remotely close with that last comment :)
a few things to tweak but overall i am happy with her cuteness.
the best thing is that the little details can be changed to make each of these unique just like the little babushkas.
although she doesn't have a flat bottom she looks good propped up against anything. here she is enjoying some sunshine along with a dragonfly in the garden. she measures 3 inches or 7.5 cm a real cutie patootie!
corduroy would have to be my most favourite fabric, this print really suited my kokeshi gal.
i was thinking of making her into a brooch, maybe the next one :) what do you think? what should i do with her?
so am i onto the next big thing or has this trend been and gone???
and on another subject i am enjoying twitter, come follow me so that i can follow you. and a big thank you to christy over at sweet tidings for featuring me in her collage of etsy shops to visit, i am alongside some wonderfully creative gals.
off to enjoy our long weekend.
smooches rosey


Linda Lilly Cottage said...

BEeeauutiful!! I think she is the next best thing, in fact if you make them, into brooches I will sell them for you!!
Sew what do you think?
Kiss Noises Linda
In fact I might do a painting to go along with her...see new again L

Christy said...

I say kokeshis are going to be the next big thing too. Your creation is darling. I'm more than happy to feature your etsy shop!

happy weekend rosey!

clare's craftroom said...

Definately the next big thing and so cute !

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Inspiration is often the hardest part of creating and making....
Seems you never cease to find any.
Well done your Lil dolls a darlin!

Anonymous said...

Kokeshi and Matrioshka dolls are definitely in style, they have been for a while now and it doesn't seem to be slowing down much. I love this little doll, I think she looks great as a brooch too. Very sweet!

bekimarie said...

This is definately the next big trend hunni!
Apparently they are very big with the young girls.
I've just bought Jess one of these dolls for her birthday and yes I see them as the Japanese version of a Russian doll.
As for yours.....she's beautiful!
Love and ((hugs))
Beki xxx

p.s let me know if you want to do the swap, it would be great if you didxxx

Maria-Thérèse said...

Yes!! A brooch!!!

Something weird happened when I was posting my award, but now it's there! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Aww, that is unlucky! I wouldn't dare go all that way either with three kids, I'd be mesmerized! Hahaha. I haven't heard of felting classes in Newfoundland so far, but online tutorials I've found seem easy enough to follow. Some of the finished pieces I saw on Etsy were SO expensive, and they were barely the length of my little finger. I wonder is it the materials that are expensive and drive the price up, or is it that people just charge so damn much? lol

a fanciful twist said...

Oh Wonderful!! your precious dolls!! Oh and sparkle magic on all your creations you are making, and if they sell, like you said what a wonderful bonus!!

Paths are good! xoxo

Jenny said...

Kokeshis seem to be pretty hot right now. They are so cute, and I love the little details that make them so pretty. Your little doll is very sweet. Hope you can sell a bunch!

Anonymous said...

She is soooooooooooooooooooo Cute .I think make her in to a brooch .
Im back on line yay .
Hope you are well love from sesga xxx

randi---i have to say said...

She is simply adorable! Great work!

Elenka said...

Love, LOVE her little face. You've captured a perfect expression.

babalisme said...

Kokeshis!! Love their tiny little sweet (too many adjectives!) features!!
mmmm I'm crazy about girls' headband and ponytail holders, maybe you can buy a simple headband/ponytail holders and decorate it with the kokeshis. Your little girls can wear matching kokeshis on their heads!

ticklymoo said...

What a sweet little lady & lovely colours! I think that she would be wonderful as a brooch.

crafty lady said...

LOVE your little dolls -they would make very unusual broochs, they are very quirky and cute !!