Royal Baby!

The first pictures of Wills, Cate and the new future King! You saw them here first….:)

 

Wills and Cate baby dolls

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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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A peg doll exhibition

I actually hav a few peg doll things to post, but every time I sit down to do it I get interrupted! I hope to get up-to-date soon and try and post a little more often. I’m very excited about an event happening in Oswestry….An olympic peg doll exhibition!

The idea is to make your own doll based on the olympics, and send it to the gallery for the exhibition. The plan is to have 5000 dolls on display by August! You can have a helping hand by buying a kit from the Qube with everything you need to make two peg dollies. They even give you a freepost label to send your doll back, so there really are no excuses! Buy your great value kit from E-bay, just search ‘peg doll’.

Check out their website for more info: www.qube-oca-org.uk

Here are a few dolls already completed to give you some ideas:

           

So get those brains into gear and see what you can come up with!

From my collection

Time for another vintage doll from my collection I think. Went to Buckingham Palace yesterday to primarily see Kate’s wedding dress, but we got a tour around the state apartments for the palace also, so what better than a Queen peggie?!

This one isn’t in bad condition, her gold coronation dress is looking good but her robe could do with a little attention. Perhaps I will dig her out and give her a new one! Will probably make it purple, the colour of royalty…

Little Miss Muffet

I’ve collected the odd peg doll pattern along the way. This is one of my favourites, partly because it is the same age as me (more or less!) and no, I’m not saying what that is…

…Oh, alright then! The clue is on the bottom of this picture:

I love the little picture of all the materials you need! Perhaps a good follow on post would be to see Miss Muffet made up…watch this space!

Painted vintage pegs

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

Restoration projects

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: dollypegdoll@yahoo.co.uk

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…

Fortune teller

This unusual doll came in a lot of dolls. I loved the skirt and as my interest is in peg dolls, I thought I would turn this one into a Gypsy fortune teller. I dismantled the doll carefully in order to be able to reuse as many parts as possible:

     

I had some plastic pegs made especially for peg doll projects and have never tried them so I thought I would use one for this doll.  This is the finished result:

    

I made a bodice out of satin ribbon and replaced the skirt and the beaded waist band from the original doll. I also re-used the head scarf adding on jump rings for earrings. I gave her a paper flower to hold in new pipe cleaner arms. The face features are moulded into these plastic pegs so I bought the facial features out with acrylic paints.