I have been fascinated by Kewpie style carnival dolls now for about a year and have found many ways to explore this design (see my previous post - " One of my favourite doll stitcheries featured in Creating Country Threads Vol 12 No 1").
I have also wanted to make some embroidered brooches for some time and so I decided to combine the doll face design with a brooch. The design is very simple and clean which I love and has a timeless quality about it.
The ribbon frill is a nice counterpoint to the cotton fabric and is very collar-like which is the effect I wanted. It feels a bit like a circus performers collar.
The brooch design came together really well and I was so pleased I have made it up for my Etsy store.