I'm so excited to share this project with you, as it reminds me of my childhood. when I was young my grandma would sometimes make me a teru teru bozu, to chase the rain away. she would just use kleenex, and string, and color in the face with a marker. much like these:
I recently came across a teru teru bozu project by a fabulous artist, maman marche the site is completely in japanese, but her projects are so inspiring. tutorial found here-- also in japanese but way easy to follow. I adapted the measurements to a 14cm circle, with a 6cm-circumference running stitch in the center to make a smaller version. I used a floral fabric because it's the only one I had on hand at the moment, and I also used acrylic paint with a thin paintbrush for the facial features.
by maman marche
my little guy