As I learn to make Waldorf dolls, I started wanting to explore more in doll making.
There are so many different dolls, but I chose Japanese dolls. I guess I wanted to get in touch with my roots and learn more about my own culture.
I remembered that my mother had a large Japanese paper doll in a glass case at home. She said she made it by herself at a WI meeting years ago. It is a gorgeous lady doll wearing a traditional kimono. I certainly wanted to try this craft and got myself these books online.
The 3-D dolls have the basic frame which is made with thin wires wrapped with cotton wool. I bought small polyethylene balls and wrapped them with tissue paper for the head. I could not find all the materials that the book suggests, but I could use alternatives.
For me, shopping for paper is as exciting as shopping for yarns. In fact, I love all craft materials.
Once my friend said that I have as much material stock as a small craft shop which ran out of business, and I think she wasn’t too wrong. But all craft give me ideas for knitting and the best of all, I enjoy them all.