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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Introducing Kokeshi...my third and final Winter CHA 2011 sneak peek!

I want to introduce to you my third line that will be releasing at CHA...the line is called Kokeshi. Many years ago, one month after my husband and I got married, we moved overseas to Japan for three years. There we were enveloped in a rich cultural experience. From the amazingly beautiful art heritage of Kyoto to the high tech buzzing world of Akihabara...Japan had it all and left an impression on me that will last forever. Every now and then I let those memories influence my designs...this line doesn't have subtle influence...it is fully influenced by my experiences in Japan.  The line is called Kokeshi.  Kokeshi dolls are little wooden dolls of adorable Japanese girls wearing Kimonos. The military wives overseas couldn't seem to get enough of these...and blue and white china.  Kokeshis were somewhat of an addiction to collectors because the dolls are each so unique with their own personality. I hope that I was able to capture the essence of the many personalities of Kokeshi dolls.  I even added some "multi-cultural" Kokeshis in my sticker sheets so you can find just the right Kokeshi for your personality.
Contest:
Leave a comment enter for a chance to win a fabric bundle, also check out the separate contest in the post below about my Heidi release...that's two contests! I will be giving away a bundle of fabric from one of my current lines of your choosing, from Riley Blake. Just leave a comment by February 3rd, and I will draw one lucky winner.  Don't forget to click the "like" button up at the top if you like this line.

54 comments:

  1. This is ultra super yummy Samantha!

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  2. I love these types of dolls, they remind me of the Worry Dolls made in Central America, fun design.

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  3. This is my absolute fav out of the collection! love it!

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  4. This has to be my favorite paper ever, I'm not kidding! The little dolls are so adobable. My daughter went to Japan for 3 wks and was SOOO popular because of her blond hair. I'll bet you were popular, too!

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  5. This is so fun!! Love it!

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  6. Adorable!!! Loving the designs and colors in this line!

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  7. I couldn't figure out how to leave a comment for the second contest (Heidi one). I'm somewhat clueless about blogs and contests...

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  8. Oh LOVE this collection! The colors are fab and the images are so cute!!! I'm gettin this collection no matter what!

    Kerry

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  9. What is not to love! Sweet faces and wonderful color! As always, love your designs!

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  10. How cute is this! So different! Just love the colors and designs.

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  11. kawaii desune... Pleasant surprise to see an Asian designed pattern paper collection.

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  12. ack, these are adorable!!! would LOVE to win.

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  13. Too precious!! Now I'm gonna have to do a search for the actual dolls as well!!! LOVE this line!

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  14. I LOVE this collection! SO SO cute!

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  15. this is fabulous !
    i love this

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  16. Just adorable, the expressions are priceless.

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  17. I love love love - super cute !

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  18. Just darling! Love it!

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  19. Oh my goodness!!! I SO love this line! I love these dolls - I lived in Japan too and I have one of these dolls as a souvenier - I just LOVE them!!! My doll has a bouncy head! So cute!!! I love this collection!!!

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  20. AHHH! I love this like Samantha!! My husband and live in Okinawa right now and I have quite a few little Kokeshi's myself:) You really NAILED it with this line, I am totally loving it:)

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  21. Adorable!!! Just awesome.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  22. Love this. Can they get better? Yes they do! Thank so much for a chance to win from your amazing line.

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  23. Super cute!!! Love this

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  24. SO cute! I love it!

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  25. This is as cute as can be:) Loving it!

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  26. Great line. Just love it

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  27. I love this collection...perfect for my two Asian daughters. :)

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  28. Another fabulous line. Great colors and just love the Kokeshi Dolls.

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  29. I have been waiting for a line like this I just even finished taking a Japanese class

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  30. Tina Moore7:40 AM MST

    So unique!

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  31. The Kokeshi line is my favorite so far. They are adorable!

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  32. Wow, what a great collection! Love the cutie patooties- :D Thanks for a chance to win.

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  33. I love those little dolls! Sort of reminds me of those nesting dolls that I played with when I was little. You know, the ones that fit inside of the larger ones and worked its way up? Awww... Brings back memories. Love.

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  34. I love your Kokeshi dolls- what a beautiful line!

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  35. This is ADORABLE. I absolutely have to have it!

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  36. Oh, this range is just amazing. I lived in Japan for three years too (many years ago now) and I collected kokeshi from each region I visited. Brings back many memories. I imagine this line will be very popular!

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  37. OMG how cute is this fabric line...I'm Naomi, and I'm addicted to fabric! I'd be more than happy to give your Kokeshi fabric bundle a new home. I have so many patterns I could use it on! Have signed up as a stalker, I mean follower so I can see all your other great lines when they get released. Hugs Naomi

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  38. OMG That line is so amazingly cute!

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  39. absolutely tooo cute!! I love the colors and the dolls are so sweet!

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  40. Loved the dolls
    Reminds me of the year I spent in Japan as a child in 1954, living on the army base in Yokohama and Zama and going to american school.

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  41. Oh wow - this set is to die for - hundreds and hundreds of possibilities !! Love it !

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  42. I have the Kokeshi dolls for my Silhouette, and I love the matching fabric line! I think they would be cute on a tote bag (as I am currently stationed in Okinawa).

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  43. I have the Kokeshi dolls for my Silhouette, and I love the matching fabrics. I think they would make an adorable tote bag for me to use here in Okinawa.

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  44. I have the Kokeshi dolls for my Silhouette, and I love the matching fabrics. I think they would make an adorable tote bag for me to use here in Okinawa.

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  45. Love this collection. Where and when will it be available?

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