A while ago now I made a gorgeous kokeshi doll from a free pattern over at Melly and Me. Little Miss loved it but wanted hers in pink and purple. The end result was a very pretty softie!
I must find the original one so I can share that with you too.
This kind of project is great for taking with you somewhere. It is small and there are only a couple of threads to carry. I often use a ziplock sandwich bag to slip my fabric, threads and a small pair of scissors into my bag. Lately the project in my handbag is my Winter Stitching hexagons – you can catch a peek in this post.
Unfortunately it looks like the freebie link is no longer available. But Melly and Me have a similar softie pattern in their store called Kokeshi Dollies. Otherwise they have similar doll in their book called Kaleidoscope.
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