Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kokeshi & More

Knit Kokeshi Doll by Igoya

My twin sister Igoya is so talented. She knit this sweet little doll for a friend who recently had her first child and asked permission to name the baby after her daughter.

Igoya's Kokeshi doll still needs a few facial details, but even without a pouty mouth, two dark eyes and a hint of blush on her cheeks, she's just too cute.

Here is a link to a lovely Kokeshi Doll-shaped Card download. (Sorry, it's not free.)

Hanky from LLL Diane's Giveaway
with Ciarrán and canine pals

Scalloped Hanky
This delicately scalloped, wildflower-embroidered handkerchief was a gift from Lace-lovin' Librarian Diane. It arrived on May 24th. I have been horribly remiss in posting the photos. This may sound odd, but each time I pick it up I want to go pick wildflowers. Thank you for this sweet inspiration, Diane!

Ciarrán brought both crazy salt shakers into the picture this time. That lep is one incorrigible (and adorable) attention hound. Could it have anything to do with me saying that men who keep pets attract women? (Hmmm, I may be onto something.)

♥ from Postie
Yesterday my mail carrier slipped a fat, padded envelope inside my storm door from CrazyMom. Just look at all the goodies she sent!

See that heart-shaped basket? See the size 15/0 Miyuki Rocailles in two to-die-for colors? See all that thread? Two crisply starched hankies? Shuttle bling paper? The plump, pink pig with googly eyes? (Googly eyes are very popular with The Sprout.) AND a tin? Here is what I found inside the tin.

Contents of Mint Tin

One more treasure was packed in this trove of goodies - a music mix CD for The Sprout. It has been playing almost nonstop since yesterday. Lots and lots of songs a four-year-old can love!

Last night he particularly identified with track 15 - Mama's Soup Surprise by Bruce Springsteen. I found myself singing along with "The Marvelous Toy" by Peter, Paul & Mary. But the one that got stuck in my head and won't come out is "Ha Ha This a Way" by Leadbelly. Thanks for all the catchy songs, CrazyMom!

As for tea, I'm sipping Jack Frost - a caffeine-free herbal blend of African red bush, vanilla, peppermint and spearmint. Hoping it will help dispel the sweltering heat and humidity that plagues my corner of Tat Land.

Stay cool in your corner(s) of Tat Land. Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful. See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!


Crazy Mom! said...

Wow! That package got there quick!

Glad you liked it - and glad the music suits all. The Stooges (particularly Moe) loved that mix when they were younger.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your sister's doll is adorable! I like her version much better than the pattern pic... yes, I peeked, and I almost bought. Then I thought, "Who am I kidding?"

I love getting surprise packages in the mail, and yours is absolutely fun-filled!

The air is on... awful early in the year, but I absolutely cannot tat with sticky fingers. I think it's going to be a doozie of a summer!

แบบเต็มของสีและความสุข said...

Thank you for all of your lovely comments about my kokeshi doll! I appreciate all the love & kindness!! FYI- for any interested party this doll is easily customizable if you want to change the colors of the doll or the pattern of the skirt. I knot mine in Lion Brand Microspun for softness, on Double Pointed needles!

Also thanks for any and all who frequest my soap store on etsy! My Creativity needs many voices! The mini gallery is always on this blog at the bottom right side panel of the page.

แบบเต็มของสีและความสุข said...

Thanks and a special shout out to all who commented on my kokeshi doll posting, it is so nice to feel the love and kindess.

For any interested knitters...This pattern was so easy to customize. I easily changed the color configuration and pattern on the skirt to further entertain my mind. I plan on making more of these. They are so much fun to knit! I made mine in Lion Brand Microspun yarn and used Double Pointed needles.

Thanks to all of you loyal tatting followers who frequent my soapmking store on etsy as well, I sincerely appreciate your stopping by! A instant link and mini gallery of featured products is always on this blog in the lower right hand portion of the page.

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

ahhhhh! that doll is adorable, I know I make what ever anyone posts on here, but you are all so creative with such cute things, I can't help but saying, I got to have that!

well, I absolutely have to have one! I will put it next to my little chicken, alien and teddy bear, lol, atleast I made those patterns up by my self, lol

love your doll and your beautiful daughter will love her too :)

CraftWorld said...

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