Almost 2 years ago, after my granddaughter, Nana Chan, was born, I started thinking about making a hugable, lovable cloth doll for her.Now that her 2nd birthday is approaching and she has developed a great appreciation for dolls and stuffed animals, I finally created Limu Chan for her.
In the past I have made exclusively 3.5" miniature, collectible Hawaiian Menehune dolls. Limu Chan is 9" tall and required a new bigger pattern and a new design for a doll who can be handled and played with by children.
I initially envisioned a Hawaiian doll, but that changed after my 'inner doll maker' took over. A piece of fabric my mother in Germany had once given me practically fell into my hands and I sewed Limu Chan's dress out of it. That way Limu Chan has a part of Nana Chan's Great Grandmother.
This project was a whole new experience for me. I had so much fun with it that I decided to add a new line of hugable, lovable and playable dolls for children to my miniature, collectible Menehunes.