Saturday, March 7, 2009
I know I know, when will I ever get my act together! I had been madly trying to finish this little girl (actually I wanted to make three of them as per my illustration below) for Girl's Day, but alas to no avail. Luckily I am slowly catching up on my custom orders and my schoolwork. Although, keep your fingers crossed for me, I am hoping to apply for a month long research internship at the Smithsonian Museum... I hope I get it! They only choose 12-14 graduate students a year, but I figure I can bring something good to the table because of my background in Hawaiian history (I don't think many candidates have that going for them!). It would be AWESOME!
Anyway, this little Japanese girl is the first I've made in a long, long time, mostly because the first few I made I didn't like that much. I was just starting out with crocheting, and so I made their kimono out of felt. They actually were just crocheted pillars, with a felt sleeve for an arm! This little one is sooo much better, mostly because I've learned how to switch colors nicely while crocheting. I used felt for her obi (sash) and her kimono dressings, as well as for her flowers. She also has glass pearls for the flower centers. Hopefully I'll get a chance to make her some sisters soon! PS. she's in the shop now!