Category Archives: Hanako

How to look like Agnes, from Despicable me

Hi again!

I made this one in Christmas but I haven’t had the time to post it yet.

At Christmas I saw the movie ‘Despicable me’ (Gru mi villano favorito, for my Spanish readers) again and love this character. I already knew how to make the overalls so I just needed to add a T-shirt and I will have the a mini Agnes for me =P

Agnes-despicable me


The patterns for the overalls are in this post so this time I just need to add a T-shirt.


All the pictures were taken in my house in Spain, hence the bunch of pictures with different plushies! ^^ Enjoy!







Awww, this girl is adorable!!


 Hoping to see all of them soon! =D

I am going back to Spain in some days so hopefully I get more active. What about you? Do you have many plans for the coming days?



Posted by on February 11, 2013 in Hanako, How to...


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First of all, hope you are all having great Christmas =) I am not posting very much these days and the thing is that I have no time. Shopping, meals, family… I want to spend all this time with them before I go back to Ireland =)

As an update, I can tell you that I’m currently working on a couple of outfits and hope to have at least one of them ready before my trip ^^

Also, I just found out that I have some pictures I haven uploaded yet!! So… while I go on sewing new ones you can check this out.


This cat costume is completely made in felt. The pattern I used for the dress is this one. For the head, I don’t have the patterns here right now but if you want them, tell me and I will upload them ^^



There are lots of Ddung with animal outfits, I started with the cat, cat costumes are always very cute. Which animal outfit is your favourite? Do you have any animal Ddung?


I hope you like it. Merry Christmas!! =D


Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Hanako, The story


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Smell like Christmas!


Christmas is almost here but what is already here is Winter, bbbrrrrrr! I actually can not complain because  Winter here is being better than Summer (in Summer it was raining every day =( ) but is quite cold. So I made an outfit for Hanako according to the season.


This one is not new, I mean, I made it before creating the blog but still didn’t show you, so thought that now was a good moment ^^

cold_face cold_side

This one was quite difficult for me, I never made long sleeves and as it is so tiny was a bit complicated. I also wanted her to have earmuffs. Those were one of the very first things I bought when arrived to Ireland, you don’t   need them in the south of Spain from where I am, and it was something totally new for me, so warm! ^^ So yes, I did also a pair of earmuffs for Hanako matching with her dress.


And soon… I’m going on holidays back to Spain =D =D Christmas, Christmas! I’m looking forward to it, I want to visit my family, enjoy all the good food =P, see my friends… look for Christmas presents! I will also have more free time so I will look for fabrics and stuff in order to keep going with more new dresses to show you. So many things to do!


And what about you? What are your plans for Christmas? Do you have your presents ready? Don’t be late and enjoy!!

See you =)


Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Hanako, The story


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How to make a (oh so adorable) strawberry dress

Hi everybody!

Here I am again with a new outfit to show you. This time I was not able to take a lot of pictures through the steps because it has been very busy, but I hope to make it clear how to obtain this =) As always, if you have any question I’ll be happy to help you out! Here it goes, the super sweet strawberry dress!



This time is a complete outfit with a dress and a beret. It’s so sweeeeet! This one requires more time and is a bit more complicated than the previous one… but don’t panic! it will be easy if you follow my steps =) I hope you saved some time so you are able to make one of this for your dolls. They will look cute! ^^

Let’s start!


For this dress I will use strawberry fabric (you can use the fabric you like, of course!), tulle and ribbons.

First of all, you’ll need the patterns (click to enlarge).


Once you copy it into your fabric, remember to add some extra fabric to fold. I started making the skirt, it is composed by two different parts: the skirt itself and the petticoat. For the skirt you just need to sew the bottom part of it and the sides. For the petticoat, baste the down part and sew the sides. Once this is done, add the tulle to the petticoat. I used three straps of tulle, 24 cm long each, but this is your choice =) The more tulle you use, more volume for the skirt. Fold it like in the picture below and sew it in one of the extremes to avoid it to unfold. Dont sew it too tight because the point of this is to give some volume to the skirt 😉


When you have all the tulle ready, add it to the bottom part of the petticoat. You have now the skirt on the one hand and the petticoat on the other. Baste them together in the top part. Well done! We already have the most difficult part! ^^ Let’s move to the other part of the dress.


In this case sew all the pieces individually. Do not sew the bottom part of the top, as we need to sew it together with the rest of the skirt. So yes, once you have them separately it’s time to join them together, making the whole dress. How is it going? So far, this is how the inside of your dress should look like:


In order to make it look sweeter, I completed it with ribbons ^^ One along the waist and another one for the straps.


Here you can see some detailed shots.


Now it’s time to complete the outfit! How to make the beret:

This hat is veeeery easy to make, I had no idea about how to do it but I observed the beret of one of my dolls and saw that it´s only a simple circle! We also need a long strap for the border. I cut a circle with a diameter of 9 cm (just because I ran out of fabric… :S maybe if you make it a bit bigger is more beautiful ^^)


Sew the circle along the border, using big stitches, like in the picture:


Once you have completed it, pull the thread and adjust it to the head of your doll



Noooo, is not yet finished… but almost! Next step, fold the long piece of fabric that we are going to use to adjust the beret to the head of our Ddung, baste it…


… And sew it around the border of the beret. Note that in this picture the ‘beret-to-be’ is upside out, so can sew it, then reverse it again and all the beautiful thing stays out =)


Again, I added a ribbon for extra cuteness. Here are the results!






What do you think? Isn’t she the cutest Ddung ever?? I’m really in love with this one. I hope you’re enjoying it! If you use this patterns for your dolls, I would love to see the results =)

Have fun and see you soon!


Posted by on December 9, 2012 in Hanako, How to...


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Play time!

Only a week after Hanako arrived, I went on holidays to Spain. I took her with me and enjoyed a small photo shoot =)

playing9I went to my wardrobe and picked up some stuff from my Barbies’ children to play with her. Well, actually only two of them are Barbies, the rest are Nancys and Steffy Love, I liked them more because they didn’t use so much make upand the children are very cute. Anyway, my two Barbies are beautifull too ^^

Ok… as I was saying, I prepared a tiny playground for her and used my reading lamp as spotlight. This was my first time taking photos to a doll. Before that, I only used them for playing! =D





After playing, she was starving so decided to go for a picnic. Thanks to my sister for the picnic set =)


‘Where’s my cake?’


‘Om nom nom, yummy!’


‘Ssshh…I’ll give you later’


And that’s how it started. I enjoyed creating that small scenario and continued looking at pictures from other people in Flickr and the web. Some of them are wonderful and very detailed, other are sweet, other are original… I love it! And not only with Ddung, but with every kind of dolls, it’s amazing! ^^ And that’s all by now. Get ready your needle for next Sunday, there are some patterns waiting for you =D

See you!


Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Hanako, The story


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This is Hanako, my Ddung

Hi everyone. This is Hanako. She’s my first Ddung and is a ‘mini’. Hanako means ‘Girl of the flowers’ in Japanese. She’s going to be the star of this blog as she’s the model for all my creations ^^

My name is Hanako

I knew these dolls by chance when I was looking for amigurumi and nuigurumi tutorials, then she appeared.What a beautiful doll, it’s so simple and so cute at the same time!I have to say I tried to avoid her at the beginning but somehow I always found myself looking for more pictures and images of this charming doll. Finally, I couldn’t resist: that same day I ordered mine =D

It wasn’t very easy for me to decide where to buy. The official page is in Korean and that was an inconvenient for me. I also saw her on Ebay, there were lots of them but some didn’t look very authentic. I was afraid of buying one and later find out that the clothes where hot glued to her body or the head wasn’t fully covered of hair… After some meditation and remembering my dad’s tips on how to buy on Ebay, I decided to buy this one, the number 10.


She only took two weeks to arrive from Hong Kong, I was expecting to get between three or four weeks since I placed my order, so that was a huge surprise! She was delivered to my work place. ‘Ana, there’s a packet here for you’, ‘Huh?’. The pink box was wrapped inside a bigger cardboard one, it was light and something was moving inside. At that time I was only expecting some books, but they should be heavier. I opened it and saw her, ‘Oh! =D’.

Almost a month after her arrival, I came back to Spain to visit my family and took her with me. My sister knows that I love Stitch and has this beautiful present for me ^^

my sister's present

 She also spent some time making new friends. This Pinocchio was a gift from my sister to my mom. She bought it in her trip to Italy =)

making friends with pinocchio

I stayed in Spain for a week and collected some old clothes from my childhood. I won’t wear them anymore and they weren’t in good condition to be donated, so I kept the better parts and made some nice dresses out of them. Do you want to know how it turned? I’ll talk about it soon =)

With this I conclude today’s post. I would love to hear about your dollies, so you can introduce them in the comments. Which ones do you have? Are you planning to buy one?

funny faces

See you! =D


Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Hanako


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