Meet Michiko Hatsu

After three sleepless days, I’ve finally finished my kokeshi doll. It’s my first attempt at a feltie larger than an inch and I was thoroughly challenged by it.

There are some things I’d already like to change in my next kokeshi doll–like use softer felt, measure cloth better (see if you can spot my shoddy sewing).

So the name…my friend Baba did some research and baptized her Michiko (beautiful and wise) Hatsu (firstborn). I thought it was a lovely idea since she’s the first of what I hope to be many kokeshi dolls little girls would like to play with.

My two other friends, Arbee and Joza, also did a photoshoot and they absolutely went to town with it.



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