I wanted it to work like the real daruma. You know… where you paint one eye when you make a goal (to signify your commitment to achieve your goal). Place the daruma in a visible place so that you’ll be reminded of your goal. Then you paint the other eye when the goal is achieved (to say Thank You). You can also write the goal you achieved on the back of your daruma.
For my daruma, it has snap buttons at the back of the eyes and on the face (making this daruma reusable!).
You can also write your goal in the pocket.
I’ve searched the net and there’s not many crocheted daruma around. I do believe that this design is the first of its kind…it’s not just a doll. It’s a functional daruma doll.