Japanese Kokeshi dolls are beautiful wooden dolls that were first made during the Edo period (1603-1868). One characteristic of these dolls is the lack of hands and feet. They're always hidden in the design.
Since the Silhouette online design store had some cards (#7183) using images of three of these lovely dolls, I decided to make a couple for my granddaughter to use as birthday cards for her friends.
My pictures really don't do them justice.
The only hard part about putting these cards together was gluing the tiny pieces for the eyes and mouths. I had to be extra careful that I didn't lose them in the mess on my desk!
These were cut at 5.5" high, but they ended up being a lot narrower than the usual 4.25" for an A2 card. I was able, however, to find some envelopes in my stash that fit nicely.
This was also a fun way to use up some of the pretty scraps in my left-over paper file. I have SO MANY paper scraps!
I didn't take a photo of the inside, as it was very simple. I just stamped "Happy Birthday," and left it at that. I was in a big hurry to get them finished so I could take them with me when we traveled the 200 miles to my daughter's home.
There is a third design in the set which I didn't make this time around. I'll be giving that one a try after Christmas because they're so fun to make!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.