All Doweled Up

I found some dowels and bun style armoire feet in the garage the other day. I decided to make kokeshi dolls out of them. Or, scroll dolls in this case.

spring kokeshi  doll Collage

That was so much fun, I decided to buy a few more dowels and feet and make more.

creepy kokeshi Collage

raven kokeshi doll

And then I had a crazy idea of what to do with my itty bitty paper scraps.

kokeshi peg people

Incase you are wondering, scroll dolls are referred to as Sayonara dolls. They are scrolls – and are generally presented to a person as a goodbyeย gift – the doll gets passed around toย friends/coworkers who sign it and offer sentimental phrases about how sorry they are to see you go… but they are also presented at special occasions such as weddings, graduations… you get the point. I think they are a more interesting alternative to a boring old American style card. Don’t you?

As for the peg dolls, I decided not to make scrolls out of them – for right now.

Now I am off to find my sense of humor, which seems to be hiding from me these days.

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13 thoughts on “All Doweled Up

    1. Ohhh Thank you. I always loved the simplicity of the kokeshi dolls. So simple, yet so expressive. I decided to make the scroll doll style so they would also have a function rather than just decorative. Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you so much Elisa. They are really fun to make. I always loved the Japanese Kokeshi dolls and their expressive simplicity ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading.


  1. Oh, these turned out just perfect! I love the different twists you gave to each group. You’re right, I’d much rather have one of these than a card. You’re so creative!

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    1. Thank you so much Robyn. I am working on making boxes for each of them too. I do like to see what personality is revealed to me as I start each one. Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚


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