Pink brocade peggie restoration, part two

Ok, you can see from the last post that she is in pretty bad condition!

Pink brocade

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:

Cut brocade

 

The sequins were past being used also, so I found some nice iridescent white ones and sewed these over the ribbon:

New brocade

 

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!

 

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Some amazing little dolls….

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.

old women who lived in a shoe

 

If you really like this, you can buy it on E-bay for $2800!!! Or you could make your own 🙂

Welcome to The Dolls House Magazine readers!

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!!

Another UFD (unfinished doll)!

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…

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Tiny peg

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…

Well travelled peggies

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?

Peg doll birthdays

I was buying fabric today and on my way to the till (through the craft section!) I found these lovely peg doll birthday cards. I wanted to buy the whole set but setted for two (one of which is actualy for someone)!.

    

I may have to go back and get the others! If anyone wants one, and they are in the UK, you can buy them from Dunelm Mill.