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!
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.
If you really like this, you can buy it on E-bay for $2800!!! Or you could make your own 🙂
I haven’t bought many vintage peg dolls lately, but this tiny peg did catch my eye! I’m unsure of what its purpose would have been, but it is an exact miniture of a normal dolly peg…
Thank you to Ann who sent me these little peggies all the way from San Fransisco! I wonder if they have made it back home again?
I have some what neglected my little peg dolls and this blog over the last few months, so I shall attempt to remedy that this month! If you are new to this site, let me just run through what you can expect to find here:
Lots of picture of dolls old and new (mine and others), to inspire you
Peg doll projects -learn how to make you very own doll with these step by step guides
Peg doll video project
Hints, tips and ideas for your own dolls
Peg doll kits and goodies for you to buy
Use the tags to find what you are looking for, or browse through the posts. If you have any dolls of your own, (including ones made by yourself!) why not show them of here on the ‘Your dolly peg’ page? Send me your images to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I thought it would be a good idea to kick off from the lull of that last few months with an explanation of the dolls at the top the blog. These are the oldest ones I have . I was told they are about 1930’s- 1940’s, and there is a set of 18. All bar one have wooden arms, the final one having a pipecleaner. They are crudely painted in yellow, blue and red and are varnished. I think they are fantastic and have plans to paint modern versions! Here is the whole family:
Keep any eye out for the new ones! In the next post we will look at some peg doll patterns…
I have done several restoration projects recently and thought I would try this one in video format! Follow the link below to see the following restoration:
Peg doll restoration video