Meet Ginger & Jill!







I am so so so excite to introduce to you all Ginger and Jill. These two sweet kokeshi dolls are my first prototypes for my upcoming Etsy shop. This project is very personal to me... my grandmother is Japanese, and we have a collection of her Kokeshi dolls at my parents home. I fell in love with them instantly... and one day it just came to me... this is it... this is what I want to make! I really hope you will all like them. I would love any advice and or encouragement. Also if anyone has any ideas or photographs for inspiration, I would love for your to share them with me. My mission is to complete 25 within the next month or two. 

P.S.
Many more Kokeshi dolls are also having their big reveal tomorrow (6/25) for a 5 day Kokeshi gallery hosted by Red Yarn. Check it out!

If you would like to see larger images you can check them out on my flickr site.

9 comments:

jojo-caramel said...

Ginger and Jill are so cute !
:)))

KayEllen said...

Jill and Ginger are too cute:)
fun,fun,fun!

kayellen

Kellie said...

Their hair is my favorite part...no the eyes, no the strawberry & blossoms, no.. both are so great!

Rachael Herbert said...

Good luck with your goal - they are super cute!

christina said...

They are so sweet! Go you!

Gail :) said...

I love them! They are too cute! I can't wait to see more ;)

At Home Redesigns said...

Very cute!

Eva said...

yay, i was right on- they are kokeshi dolls :D they are very cute! feel free to hit me up for any etsy advice or anything really :)

Patty said...

Your dolls are really cute! I love Jill's little sailor hat. A little while ago, I found a desktop background on a blog (Non dairy Diary) that has Kokeshi dolls on it. http://del4yo.blogs.com/non_dairy_diary/2006/11/desktop_kawai.html