So, time to clean up the peg. This one was tough going but after alot of sanding, repainting and varnishing she looks as good as new again:
The lace from the original was unusuable so I wrapped a new piece around the body of the peg and sewed it together up the back
I always sew where I can. It’s the only way to ensure she doesn’t all fall apart again! All that is left to do now is assemble her back together again….
Ok, you can see from the last post that she is in pretty bad condition!
I gave the pink brocade a wash in something pretty strong, but that glue isn’t shifting. So, only thing to be done with it is to cut off as much as possible and hide the rest in seams and under embellishments! I have attached a fairly white band of lace to the bottom:
The sequins were past being used also, so I found some nice iridescent white ones and sewed these over the ribbon:
The skirt will be sewn together down the end and gathered at the top ready for re-fitting. Next thing to sort is the wooden peg!
This lovely little Geisha doll was made by Paula for her daughter who was dressing as a Geisha for her school assembly! You can see more pictures of this on Paula’s blog (see below). Thanks for sharing Paula!
Just wanted to say hello to anyone coming here from ‘The Dolls House Magazine’, welcome to Dolly Peg Doll!
Peg dolls are a throw back to my youth I guess, what little girl didn’t have one at some point? My collection is steadily growing and you will find some of it here on these pages as well as step by step projects to make your own and lots of ideas. Use the categories and tags to help you find something specific, or just enjoy a browse!
The smallest peg doll ever? Made from the head of a matchstick, this little sailor peg has been hand sculpted and painted by my husband and stands just 8mm high….yes, 8mm!!
The waterslide transfer faces are great for making little peggies, but check this peg doll face out!
She has been covered in fabric, sculpted and painted and is just beautiful. Take a closer look:
The detail continues throughout the whole doll right down to the beads on the front of her dress, the tiny little gold necklace and the ringlets in her hair. Someone has had alot of fun making her!
The pile of unfinished dolls is slowly going down…here is another one!
Again she didn’t need much, just some hair and a face! Why don’t I finish these off more easily?!
Clearing the decks of those little pegs that have been hanging around with no clothes on, or no faces etc. This one was going to be Marie Antoinette but I only got as far as the hair! I was rather instinctive with this one and made a rather fantastical dress up instead! It’s a bit mad but quite good fun…