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!
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…
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!
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