I was in a folding mood last night and so I started making a stack of new kokeshi paper dolls. Here's a few of them.
I haven't actually made any for a while, but have made literally thousands in the past. They were a popular feature on cards that I sold around Australia. My first big order was for 2117 cards and the client wanted them in 3 weeks! They were 3 sleepless weeks I can tell you.
Making them became a chore for a while, understandable when you're mass producing anything. I've had a good break from them now and am really enjoying them again. I love playing with the paper and dressing them up with different obi and obijime (the tie that goes around the obi sash), and ribbons in their hair.
I'm planning on making up some kits with different papers and the instructions.
On another topic, I can't decide what to do this weekend. Of course, I should clean the apartment (it really needs it), but we know that's not going to happen when other interesting things are on. I have the choice between a shibori dyeing lesson, a yuzen dyeing lesson or going to photograph a festival. I can only choose one! Ahhh.. there are times that I really wish there was more than one of me.