There are a few things we ALWAYS have on hand for spontaneous crafting … one of them is peg dolls. If I see them in the craft store ~ I’m sure to grab a bunch. We have the large 3 inch kind, the medium 2 inch ones and, of course, the tiny 1 inch guys. We have literally spent hour upon hour making fairies, gnomes, wizards and puppies … it amazes me that my children NEVER tire of making peg dolls.
So, when Margaret Bloom’s new book, Making Peg Dolls, came out, I thought ‘What a super 9th Birthday gift for Kitty!’ I wrapped it in a silk, tied a ribbon around it and watched the delight on her face as she unwrapped and then paged through her new book. Each page is more enchanting than the last!
What a gorgeous book! Margaret shows indeed that the possibilities with peg dolls is endless! We can paint them, make felt and fabric clothes for them, we can draw on them with markers, we can wood burn them. We can make the cutest little insects, woodland animals, fairies… in fact, whatever your little one’s imagination can conjure up, a peg doll is waiting to be born. Needless to say, we have been on a peg doll making spree. It’s such fun! I am giving away a copy of Making Peg Dolls by Margaret Bloom on my Facebook Page… be sure to pop over there and leave a comment for your chance to win! Click here to go to my Facebook Page.
Just look at these little Spring Flower Fairies from the book… I think they are next on our list.
And, I just had to share this adorable photo… imagine the hours of fun making these little guys and then the hours of fun playing with them too!
We highly recommend Making Peg Dolls… it will spark a hundred hours of creativity! Margaret also writes a lovely blog called We Bloom Here… so you can keep up to date with all her new projects and ideas.
I thought I’d share a few of our own peg doll projects from the archives.
A few years ago, Kitty made these adorable Peg Fairies for her Fairy Garden.
I made these Peg Dolls for Kitty and Teddy, in their likeness, for Christmas one year.
I adore looking back at this whole painted Peg Doll woodland scene Kitty made when she was 6.
Here are our Autumn Gnomes.
Here is the Peg Doll Nativity Set we made last Christmas.
Blessings and magic,