Friday, January 25, 2013

Kokeshi Favor

Welcome to day two of our introductory posts!  Today we are introducing our Kokeshi doll image which makes a great addition to our collection.  

Kokeshi dolls remind me of Girl's Day.  Although they aren't the typical dolls that are displayed during the Girl's Day festivals, they still remind me of that time of year.  You can read more about Kokeshi dolls here..  I guess their main characteristic is that they don't have any limbs, just a head on a cylinder for a body. They come in all shapes and sizes too.

Since I have girl's day on the brain, I guess it inspired me to make a favor instead of a card.  I had bought this die from Papertrey Ink that cuts a fringed circle typically using tissue paper to wrap up goodies to make it look like a flower.  I used this die on a handmade paper I picked up at one of our retailers that has recently closed.  The paper was all white but had a sakura design (also in white) that appeared to be flocked or embossed.  I decided to try out my Lindy's Stamp Gang spray to give it some color.  Love how it turned out!  You can't tell from the photo, but the pink is actually a pearly pink.  It makes the sakura pop!

After wrapping up some candy, i colored up my Kokeshi doll image and adhered her to a punched heart and scallop heart and then to the favor.  So simple but cute for Girl's Day!  I think it would be lovely with some mochi inside... mmmmmmm...

So want to win this doll? Here's the deal:

1.  Leave a comment on THIS POST by Saturday, 1/26/13 11:59pm HST
2.  Tell me what your favorite kind of mochi is... I'm torn. I love the chocolate covered strawberry chocolate mochi (you gotta try it!) and I also love this awesome mochi cake recipe!  I added in some Raspberry flavoring to the pink portion and it was pretty awesome.  If you have any mochi recipes you are willing to share, please email them to me!  :)  I would be ever so grateful!

Oki doki.  Need to get to bed.  Check us out again tomorrow for more intros....


  1. I love this stamp~it reminds me of the set of nesting kokeshi dolls I played with when I was younger ... as for mochi~I love them all. My favorite though would be green tea ice cream mochi!! (does that count?)
    Thanks for sharing the mochi cake recipe. I'll be trying it soon!

  2. A friend of mine makes strawberry mochi with chocolate covered little strawberries in the center. Sooo yummy! ♡♥♡

  3. Love the stamp..
    Too cute! Green tea mochi is my fave.

  4. She's beautiful. Never tried mochi :-( I'd certainly give them a try considering the posts above. Lynn x

  5. Sweet Kokeishi doll!!! Chocolate mochi cake is my fav!! It's so yummy and easy to make!!
    Happy Girls Day idea.... D

  6. What a cute favor! Kokeshi doll and Sakura stamps are my favorite! I loooove the creamy peanut butter mochi from Osaka-Ya!!!

  7. My favorite mochi is green tea! And sometimes I can find it filled with red beans!!!!

  8. so pretty! and yum, mochi! now i want some but i'm not too particular. maybe some butter mochi! and nantu.

  9. This is so cute Jenny from the block! And you know what's so weird? As soon as you said Mochi, I thought about that chocolate covered strawberry Mochi you brought to Teri's house!!! That Mochi is da bomb - only had it that one time though ... Hint. :-p xoxo, Kimmie

  10. I love all kinds of mochi, but my favorite is the strawberry mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen (can't afford to buy it though!). Love this kokeshi doll stamp as well. :)

  11. Cute!! I would love to get the die to make that bag!! looks pretty, especially with the cute little kokeshi doll. Can't wait to get her. So funny thing, beside the picture my eyes went straight to your mochi link! hahaha. i would love to try that chocolate covered strawberry one, hmmm should go look for it around her in j-town. think marukai might have it? lol... I don't discriminate against mochi, love it all. lol.