I was asked to create a PEG DOLL couple as a Christmas Gift for the most beautiful Parents.
Their daughter is the photographer behind The Tortoise Haus photography studio, who had captured her parents beautifully in the images she sent me. Her Dad looked like the friendliest, gentlest man on the planet, and Mum had the most gorgeous, long-layered grey hair. I really wanted to be able to do her images justice and create a peg doll couple as lovely as they were.
Dad is wearing his favourite jumper, with his shirt just visible at the collar. I usually depict glasses with just the eyepieces, but as his spectacles were frameless and had very distinctive red arms. So I broke away from my usual style and included these parts in my design too. Mum had a beautiful plum-tone dress which had huge chrysanthemum style blooms dotted around it. The dress also had a deep, plunging neckline and a ruched waistline that created pretty pleats as it hung. It was an enjoyable challenge to recreate!
During discussions about the dolls with Jen, we agreed that a little bit of Christmas sparkle would be the perfect compliment for such a pretty dress. I created this by adding a cardigan with a subtle lilac pearlescent sheen finish. Just the outfit for the festive time of year!
As always, I thoroughly enjoyed working on this commission, and hope the peg dolls will be treasured in their Forever Home.
Finding the perfect gift for people who have everything can be tricky. That’s where something as unique and special as one of my peg dolls can be absolutely ideal. Do you know a lovely pair who deserve their very own personalised peg doll couple? Get in touch via the contact form or drop me an email.
Cwtches ♥ Mawr
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