Making Peg Dolls Book

Over the summer when Castle in the Air released its class schedule, I saw a class, “Summer Sprite Peg Dolls,” that I wanted to take (along with at least nine other ones).  But when I read the description, it said, “Margaret Bloom…will guide children (ages 3 to tween) in making adorable peg dolls,” I realized this class was for the younger set.  I mean I’m a kid at heart, but it has been decades since I was anywhere near being a tween, much less a child.  So when I was taking a class at Castle in the Air recently, I came across Margaret Bloom’s book, Making Peg Dolls, and immediately grabbed it to take a look at what I missed.

Making Peg Dolls by Margaret Bloom

Making Peg Dolls by Margaret Bloom

I was enchanted by the sweet little peg dolls throughout (made with wooden pegs modified and sold for that very purpose) and all the imaginative ways the author decorated and dressed them.

Peg dolls based on the characters in The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

Peg dolls based on the characters in The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

The book is broken down into chapters named after the seasons, with each season’s dolls depicting different creatures and figures associated with that particular season.  Spring includes flowers and birds, but also the main characters of the story of Purim, while summer includes mermaids and garden vegetables and fruits.

Peg doll mermaids

Peg doll mermaids

Summer garden vegetables and fruit

Summer garden vegetables and fruit

There are even acorn gnomes with acorn caps for hats.

Peg doll acorn gnomes

Peg doll acorn gnomes

And two menorahs with peg doll flames.

Two menorahs

Two menorahs

The last chapter features characters of classic children’s stories, including Hansel and Gretel.

Hansel, Gretel, and witch

Hansel, Gretel, and witch

(I noticed that the wicked characters are portrayed with scowling eyebrows, like the witch in the photo above).

Each doll is painted and dressed with pieces of felt, yarn, and/or decorative paper.  Patterns are included in the book.

So sweet, I want to play with them and give them to my stuffies for them to play with :0)

Please note:  I have not been paid, nor have I been given anything in exchange for mentioning any of the businesses or products in this post.  All opinions expressed are solely mine.

What craft books have you picked up lately?  Please share in the comments.

About Serena Y Lee

Serena worked in the biotech industry for 18 years before leaving to pursue her life purpose – to live in freedom with creativity and simplicity. Her love for baking, creativity, and story-telling compelled her to start blogging to share her ideas with a wider audience.

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2 Responses to Making Peg Dolls Book

  1. Van October 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I love the dolls and the staged backgrounds 🙂

    • Serena October 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

      Yeah, I love the fact that the dolls are so simple, that you could make a bunch and use them in dioramas and/or shadow boxes, expecially for a nursery or child’s room.

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