A few years ago, whilst i was in japan, there were elections. One of the candidates was holding a gigantic Daruma san whilst another one handed him a marker for him to paint black the one eye, that this doll has white.
I asked my husband about this, and he explained that people buy or make daruma san dolls to ask them a wish. When you ask for the wish, you paint an eye, when you are granted the wish , you paint the second one, and you burn the doll.
Sonja is a lovely colleague/friend of mine who had a gorgeous little boy a couple of months ago. His name is Kaspar, and he and Sonja will join us on Friday for out Xmas lunch at the office....
Everyone else had a secret santa arranged against their names, but they did not, and so i made this little something for him not to feel left out ;-)
I used scraps of the body and felt for the hair on the back of the neck .The pattern was the Gigi Giraf one.