I was checking out some of my favorite blogs the other day and at Coyote Craft I found a link to Mairuru and found a great tutorial. Sarubobo dolls are Japanese amulets traditionally made by grandmothers for their grandchildren to use as dolls and made for daughters as charms for good children, good marraiges.
I am always taken by very small things and very large things and these fit in the category of very small. They are hand sewn and very quick to make up. Go visit Mairuru for the directions and Coyote Craft to see her versions.