Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shiori Ningyo Bookmark

Finally, I finished making 25 (+1 extra) shiori ningyo bookmark for my customer. Shiori means big sister, ningyo means doll so it's a Japanese big sister doll bookmark, suitable to give to friends, students and small children to encourage them to read and do well in exam. All those papers are washi chiyogami paper imported from Japan. It is very difficult to find in Malaysia, even though we can find them in some craft shop but is very very expensive, selling for ~RM8 per piece of A4 size. Usually I got them from Etsy and Ebay, best place to look for rare craft material. Malaysia still lack of craft material and supplies.

So, I spent 5-6 hours making them, while watching drama (A Chip of the Old Block-super super funny TVB drama), my speed was slow by half if I were crafting while watching something on the laptop but that's how I like to work. :p

I really love washi paper. They are so beautiful.

Kimono.... head??

Here they are, all pretty with yukata and hair bow, ready to go to their proud owner in the USA.
Hope you all will have a fun time there and meet great children!!

If you like to have one, I am selling them for RM5 each.
But need to re-stock my washi paper now.


  1. waa, so many washi ningyo..very pretty

  2. Your bookmarks look fabulous.


  3. Oh, these are so cute and make me very natsukashii, or in English, for lack of a better translation, nostalgic. (I lived in Japan for three years.)

    The recipient is very lucky. :)

    This is BrandiAM from swap-bot.

  4. that's sweet! i like it ^_^

  5. Hi! :) I used to make these Japanese dolls too... but I can't remember how to make them anymore... lol.... it's very pretty! :)

  6. Hello, I am called maria jose and write to you from españa. have a blog of patchwork, but I am charmed with other technologies as the oriental ones of paper. Gustaria to know if You Sell " THESE WRISTS OF BOOKMARK " all the units it is necessary to ask for his minimum and that I boast they have, thank you
    Happy day

  7. Sorry my e-mail is