My Sensei (Karate instructor)’s daughter is about 3 years old. Now 3 is old enough to have your own deadly assassin ;o) For Christmas I’ve made her a little ninja doll, using the Japanese technique of amigurumi.
Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. – Taken from wikipedia.
Look at the depth in those eyes! Clearly, they have seen many battles.
All deadly weaponry has been embroidered right onto the body, to avoid creating any choking hazards.
A photo of the work in progress.
She’s a weapon of mass destruction alright, I can already tell.
I couldn’t distract her long enough to take photos with the good camera, but I managed to snap these quickies as she was guarding my windowsill.
I haven’t made many dolls, I’m pretty new to the technique of Amigurumi, but I had a lot of fun doing this and I hope she loves it!