26 January 2011

Sarubobo plush: a little added whimsy and good luck

This morning I made a toy for myself. Adding to Henry's toy collection at this point just means adding more objects to be thrown on the floor all over the house so it was my turn. I came across this tutorial on one of my favourite blogs, mairuru a while ago and finally got around to making it this morning while the rest of the family slept.

I googled sarubobo, it means baby monkey in Japanese. And these little dolls are a traditional Japanese thing with all sorts of good luck type meanings.

I had imagined I'd make loads of these little monkey babies and turn my house into a sarubobo playground of sorts, hanging colourful versions in all of the nooks and crannies. But even though the project came together super fast, under an hour from picking fabric to hanging in the window, I don't think I'll be making more anytime soon. It was fast but just too fiddly for me. I would like to make more, maybe I will summon the patience to make some more sometime later, give this guy some friends.

And here is a picture of my other little monkey baby. This is where he had his evening nap yesterday evening. Lucky him to have such a patient father, or at least one who doesn't mind playing video games with a baby on his chest every once in a while.

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  1. So cute! When I was a kid, my mom taught me how to make a doll using a handkerchief and an elastic band. I'll show you one day!