A Daruma Doll signifies perseverance, fortune and resilience.
They start out with no eyes. Think of your goal and add on one eye. You can only add on the other eye when the goal is achieved.
I made a Daruma for a friend. Pattern from Aranzi Aronzo’s felt mascot book (in Japanese).
Daruma goes to University of Queensland.
Daruma ponders the meaning of great and mighty things.
Daruma with the temporary other eye. It will remain one-eyed until my friend reaches the goal! Who knows how long it would take?
Oh, it reminds me that I have plenty of goals to achieve too….