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!
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!
Or rather a finished one! Time for a spring clean and to finish those peg dolls started but for some reason side lined to the work-in-progress pile. All she needed was a face, hair and arms. Oh yes and a lovely big daisy to ponder over! This fabric appears in another doll on this site, can you spot which one? Another view of her:
So I got all of my dolls out over Christmas and gave them a bit of a sort. Amongst them are some of the first ones I made including this Geisha doll:
The design is a fairly simple one: The fabric is wrapped around the body in a tube and sewn up along the back, and the sleeves are rectangles sewn up along one edge and a pipecleaner threaded through. I made another tube in pink and tied it around her wasit creating two loops which I sewed into place:
I used cotton embroidery thread for the hair which I glued to her head in spirals. I made a bun in the same way and added lengths of wire for her hair ornaments.
Some drops of beads sewn on to the front of her hair finished her off nicely!
Now available in my Etsy shop, these embellishments on a peg would make a great Christmas present for that crafty person in your life! Each peg comes wrapped with 1m of funky ribbon, 1 m of matching sequins and a pink butterfly motif. When you have used these, don’t forget there is a peg to use to!
Visit my etsy shop to browse these and other peg dolly items: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sarahhomfray
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?