Remember these? Kewpie dolls!
Well, at least if you grew up in Asia or had access to Japanese toys you might recognize them. They are little babies made of soft plastic and come in lots of different sizes. My personal nostalgia is with the ones that are 5cm tall. I had an army of those when I was young. Most of them became victims to my brother but I remember Mum saving a few from certain death and she made me little dresses for them.
Imagine my excitement then, when I saw this book on sale at Golden Dragon in Chinatown:
|He's a Ramen!!!! How cute is that?!|
Crochet patterns for kawaii costumes for little Kewpies! The shop sold little Kewpies too (though I suspect not made in Japan but copies from China), so I bought 4 babies home with me and tried a few of the costumes over the weekend.
|Once upon a time, there was a Ladybird and a Penguin...|
|They met, they took off their hoods and they fell in love.|
The patterns are very well designed. Simple and easy which is a must when you're crocheting with a 2mm hook. The only downside is that most of the costumes have to be sewn on the babies. So once they're on the costumes can't be removed. That means I'll have to amass another Kewpie army again to try all the costumes in the book. Let's hope this time my army will be relatively unmolested.
Though with 2 toddlers in the house I'm not holding out much hope...