Time for the gift round up to begin - all the things I couldn't post before Xmas, because some of my family read this blog. Here is the Badtz Maru I made for my eldest niece. She is 16, and is really into all things Japanese - kokeshi dolls, sakura (cherry blossom) and anime. I'd seen something of hers with Badtz Maru on it before, so when I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it for her. It's a free pattern, and took me 4 days, working on and off.