Thursday, 9 February 2017

Hina Ornaments 2017

Every year I make some three new ornaments or stuffed dolls for the Tsurushikasari hanging Hina dolls to celebrate the Girls' Day or Dolls Festival on March 3rd. The dolls are displayed from about a month before.

Visit my HINA page (see above) to read more about Hina Matsuri and the ornaments I have made previously. Or see the fantastic photos on Tanya's blog.

This year I made a white crane, a ball and a disc with rick-rack.

In total I now have 73 ornaments.

16 comments:

  1. what a beautiful display of ornaments shame it is only on show for a month each year. Loving the new additions such a variety

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    1. I think a month is rather long; we never display Easter decoration for such a long time, do we?
      Yes, you are right, there is a good variety of ornaments.

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  2. How fabulous! I've been thinking about what to make, but the making hasn't started yet. Maybe this weekend!

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    1. I am so glad you showed me the plastic discs at the show. It was quick work stretching fabric over them, then stitch on a ric-rac and join themLooking forward to seeing yours, but don't push yourself too hard.

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  3. Gosh, the mobile of ornaments has grown. What happens when they touch the table? When do you find time to make these as well all the other tasks you have?

    The crane is elegant and the ball and disc are both great additions.

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    1. Well, they will not grow in length but in width, I mean I will probably have to add another, larger ring.
      When to make them, sleepless nights?

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  4. Sure beats setting up those steps and arranging hina dolls! Maybe I need to start thinking about making some. They would take up less room, at least and be easier to store. Norie makes them for friends with new babies.

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    1. They do take less space when stored, but the strings tangle up badly. Finally last year I got the idea of bagging each string of ornaments in a plastic bag. Success! No more tangles.
      That sun wonderful idea of Norie's. maybe she could make a set for her Mummy, too!?

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  5. That is one impressive collection. Fantastic.

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  6. In districts where these Hina dolls originate from, there are usually several mobiles with dolls in one room, a jungle of dangling chirimen and kimono scraps. To reach that level I have a LONG way to go!

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  7. Its a great hanging. I remember you showing last years creations and I thought it would be great to make something like that, well I still haven't.

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    1. Well, they are fun to make, and if there is a little one in your life, you will be rewarded!

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  8. Wow, I love your beautiful hanging - my two burmese cats would hang from it though:-)

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    1. Yes, it is a real cat teaser! You will have to hang the mobile high or behind a glass door.

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  9. These ornaments are a nice addition to your growing collection, love the crane!

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  10. Your hina display is wonderful! Bravo for making so many of the pretty stuffed ornaments, that crane looks like it is a lot more difficult than the paper ones!

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