Khristine Pact is the artist behind Handmade by Khristine whose products and services include crafting and designing party/event invitations, personalized gifts and giveaways for any occasion.


Khristine and I have known each other from way back since she is a good friend of my sister. When she decided to bank on her talent and started her arts and crafts business about 7 years ago, I instantly became one of her fan girls devoted clients. It was Khristine who made the personalized cartoon invitation of my daughter for her 7th birthday as well as my nephews’ cartoons for their 1st birthday invitations. My cousin from the States was so impressed with her cartooning that she even gifted her friends and family with cartoons of themselves done by Khristine.

my daughter's cartoon

Teng's parents (our family friend)

Her passion for creative arts started as early as kindergarten where she would spend hours drawing. From a small box of crayons, she has gone a long way in terms of the medium that she uses in her creations. She credits this from the years she spent studying Architecture in UST which has honed her artistic skills and broadened her knowledge in creative arts.

She loves Japanese art, so it was no wonder then that her newest creation would be Japanese inspired also. About 5 years ago, she fell in love with Kokeshi Dolls. She started collecting pictures and books of these dolls. She even built a small collection of her own. The idea of making her own version of Kokeshi Dolls just hit her one day. After doing some research from craft books and other internet resources, and finding it do-able, she went full blast with her plan. Something about transforming an ordinary piece of wood into a work of art and incorporating it to a wedding theme as cake toppers both challenged and excited her. She figured by making a mini symbolic representation of the wedding couple, they would not only have a beautiful concept cake but a special keepsake of their special day to take home with them as well. Thus, Kokeshi Dolls Cake Toppers was added to her line of products.


She has to date made a lot of couples happy on their wedding day with her customized Kokeshi Dolls. She personally handles everything from conceptualization which includes planning and making rough sketches of how the dolls will look like with her clients, painting, packaging, and shipping/pick-up. She cites drawing and painting the general parts of the doll (ex. facial features, skin and the base color of the dolls) as the most difficult. This to her would “break and make” the overall look of the doll. She enjoys the detailing though where she gets to “bling” up the dolls by putting props. And of course, she finds seeing the smiles on her clients’ faces after opening the box and hearing the words “Honey, it’s us” as the highlight of the whole process.








Passion and love for her art are the driving forces behind Handmade by Khristine. Each of her cartoons and Kokeshi dolls are excellently crafted because there’s so much love and passion involved during its creation. The way she thoughtfully gives close attention to details and the way she seamlessly incorporates her clients’ inputs and ideas with her own creative concept has made her product an instant delight to anyone who sees it. And because of this, her clients often walk away happy and satisfied like they have just been given an excellent piece of art collection that is hard to find.




And now we’ve come to the best part. As a way of giving back, Khristine will be giving away a pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls to one lucky follower of both Handmade by Khristine and Blancnotes. If chosen, you can have the dolls customized for you and your husband/partner/special someone as keepsakes OR give them as gifts to your loved ones who are getting married or celebrating a milestone. Here’s how you can win the customized Kokeshi Dolls from Handmade by Khristine:
1. Like Handmade by Khristine in facebook.
2. Like Blancnotes in facebook.
3. Share this giveaway and tag two of your friends on your facebook wall with the following message:
“@Handmade by Khristine and @Blancnotes are giving away a pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls. Join now! @Friend1 and @Friend 2. Giveaway ends on January 31st”
Note: Make sure to set your account to public and tag Blancnotes, Handmade by Khristine and your two friends properly.
How to Tag: When you are writing your status update, just include the “@” symbol beforehand. As you type the name, for example Blancnotes, a drop-down menu will appear that would allow you to choose from your list of friends and other connections. Just choose Blancnotes. The “@” symbol will not be displayed in the published status update or post after you’ve added your tags.
4. Leave a comment on this blogpost using the format below:
“I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my______(husband/boyfriend/partner/child) OR for my _______(parents/friends/children) because________________”
Your Name:
Facebook URL of your post:
Your Email address:
Important Reminders:
* This contest is open to Philippine residents only.
* This will start on January 17 and end at 11:59 of January 31st.
* For your entry to be valid, you have to follow all four steps
* Winner will be picked randomly using random.org.
* Winner will be required to submit pictures and other infos that would be needed in making the dolls.
* Winner will have to wait at least 3-4 weeks for the dolls to be shipped since the whole process in making one takes time.
Goodluck !
Handmade by Khristine’s customized Kokeshi Dolls are priced as follows:
For single doll – Php1,800 (with a small base) excluding shipping fee
For couples – Php3,500-Php4,000 (depending on difficulty –with a choice of personalized base or a max. of 3 props either painted on the doll or displayed beside them) excluding shipping fee
Lead time is 2~4 weeks (upon approval of sketch and depending on the difficulty of design)
50% down payment thru RCBC Bank is required. The remaining balance upon pick up or before shipping.
If you wish to order, you may visit Handmade by Khristine’s official website here.

133 comments on “Kokeshi Dolls from Handmade by Khristine + A Giveaway”

  1. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my Boyfriend because of we had been couple for 1 year and 7 months. And everyday, we become much closely in love to each other that’s why I would like this to be my gift for him on Valentines Day because of his loyal and sweetest love just for me.
    Name: Roselie Padilla
    Fb post: https://www.facebook.com/roseliechekwa/posts/364282263588826
    Email: emokittybroken@yahoo.com
    Thank you! 🙂

  2. “I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my nephew, sepi because i believe that these dolls can last a lifetime, something that the little boy can cherish now and when he’s all grown-up. i want to win something for him too coz he likes looking at me when i read blogs or surf the internet 🙂
    Your Name:cat limson
    Facebook URL of your post:http://www.facebook.com/catlimson?ref=tn_tnmn
    Your Email address:cat_limson@yahoo.com

  3. OH MY Gosh how EXCITING THIS IS!!! I WANT A DOLL KHRIS! IM A HUGE HUGE FAN !!!!
    I love your art!!!!
    What a great write up Sissy! and how wonderful and how proud i am of you and Khris!!!
    I want to order one for myself please!!!!!

  4. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for my parents because this would be a perfect gift for their upcoming anniversary this February. I haven’t give them anything memorable for the past time. Like their love for each other and love for their children, I think these dolls will last a long time. My mom and dad would really love these dolls if I win.
    Name: Philsen Padilla
    Facebook URL of your post: https://www.facebook.com/pee2x/posts/10150529953962170
    Email address: philsen_jakm@yahoo.com

  5. Hi~! I just jOined your giveaway~!
    Name: Jannine Bensi
    FB post URL: https://www.facebook.com/lucky2yucky/posts/170437973061655
    Email: annishka143@yahoo.com
    I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my boyfriend because it’s sad that I have not given him at least a really nice and unique gift for all these years we’ve been together. These dolls will strengthen our loving relationship and in hopes it will serve as a memento of our undying love.
    Thanks so much and More Power!!!

  6. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my boyfriend because it’s the perfect accent for our future wedding cake! 🙂 I find it very amusing and the details Khristine adds make the dolls one of a kind! Plus, I want to see how we look like as Kokeshi dolls!

  7. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my sister, Andi. Although 9 years apart, my sister and I are each others best friend
    The customized Kokeshi Doll would help us deal with missing each other so much – now that we’re living apart and in different countries. It’ll be a nice reminder that even if I’m far away, she’ll always have me as her big sis, and that she’ll never be alone.
    Vida Cuaresma
    https://www.facebook.com/vida.cuaresma/posts/10150597001470211
    vida.cuaresma@gmail.com

  8. Blancs, I want to win a pair of Kokeshi Dolls for me and Ron…. simply because I JUST WANT THEM! Lol! Love her stuff mare!! Sayang at ndi kita natanong on toppers for my wedding last year. Great stuff!

  9. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my fiance because we are having our wedding this November 2012 and aside from putting it on top of our cake, it would be a great reminder of my Asian heritage. We plan to make these a heirloom piece to be passed on to our children and brought abroad when we settle there. This would be a hit with our British relatives 🙂
    Your Name: Kimberly Ching
    Facebook URL of your post: https://www.facebook.com/kimberlyching/posts
    Your Email address: honeycomb14@gmail.com

  10. “I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my boyfriend because this is a cool souvenir for both of us,specially now that we have plans in taking our 8yrs.relationship in a deeper one and in gods blessing.Hopefully this yr.after his contract abroad.It would be great sharing your dolls in our most special day…LOVE LOVE LOVE…THNKS
    Your Name:
    Facebook URL of your post:
    Your Email address:

  11. “I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my boyfriend because this is a cool souvenir for both of us,specially now that we have plans in taking our 8yrs.relationship in a deeper one and in gods blessing.Hopefully this yr.after his contract abroad.It would be great sharing your dolls in our most special day…LOVE LOVE Love love.THANKS…….

  12. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my sister because i want to give this to her as her graduation gift.

  13. “I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and halqu (my boyfriend) because I find these dolls so cute to signifies our relationship for one year and five months. He has been the best boyfriend in the whole world. This would be a perfect Valentines Gift for us”
    Your Name: Jasmin Olga L. Mendador
    Facebook URL of your post: http://www.facebook.com/atorhilera/posts/214849655274249
    Your Email address: jasmendador@yahoo.com

  14. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my husband joel because this would be my way of saying how grateful and thankful I am to have as a partner. Till today I was still in awe how he manage to be a great provider and a hands on father to my kids we both raise our toddlers so we don’t have any nanny. I am so proud of him for being such a responsible and loving father.
    Your Name: Kimberly Calub
    Facebook URL of your post: http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.calub/posts/2878906766303
    Your Email address: kimberly0703(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. The Kokeshi dolls are so cute! I want to win a pair of these Kokeshi Dolls for my 2 children because my son just celebrated his 5th birthday and my daughter will be celebrating her 7th birthday this year. I’m sure this adorable little doll would make a lovely cake topper and a constant reminder of God’s wonderful gift of life to me.
    Your Name: Maritess Abada
    Facebook URL of your post: https://www.facebook.com/mzabada/posts/2886130006527
    Your Email address: mzabada@gmail.com

  16. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my husband Chris because beside that this will be a very cute display in our room it will also a very cute way of constantly reminding us of each other especially that most of the time he is out of the country.
    Name: Ginalyn Q. Simon
    Facebook URL of your post: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=316559485049722&id=100000870189027
    Your Email address: gina.simon24@gmail.com

  17. I was really excited when I was tagged on FB and decided to join right away, because I’m a collector of dolls (kimmidolls, barbie, etc)…if ever, this will be my first kokeshi doll and maybe the start of another doll collection…super excited!
    “I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my Mom because I want it to express how special she is to me”
    Your Name: Che Murillo
    Facebook URL of your post: http://www.facebook.com/yuuki0306/posts/376282282388571
    Your Email address: ftly16@yahoo.com

  18. I want to win a pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my husband because it will be a perfect gift for our anniversary. Then I will give these to our daughter when she’s old enough to take care of it, these dolls will reminder her that despite all the trials that me & her dad went through, she’s the most wonderful thing that happened to us. 🙂
    Your Name: Aine Garcia
    Facebook URL of your post: http://www.facebook.com/mom.aine/posts/273694336030348
    Your Email address: luckyaine(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. I want to win the pair of customized Kokeshi Dolls for me and my husband-to-be because we are at the midst of preparing for our May 2012 wedding. The preparation gives us roller-coaster of emotions and seeing add-ons for our wedding day (and the opportunity to win it!) makes us more excited! Thank you Blancnotes and may you share more features on talents such as Kristhine!
    Your Name: Maryse Cindyle Monsod
    Facebook URL of your post: http://www.facebook.com/cindzmonsod/posts#!/cindzmonsod/posts/10150523579444092
    Your Email Address: mmonsod@kraftfoods.com

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