It’s that time of year again in the UK, where students up and down the country are fervently spell-checking and word-counting their dissertations, together with pulling all-nighters to cram the last vital pieces of knowledge and information into their brains in preparation for the final exams.
Reward all their hard work and celebrate this momentous occasion by giving them a graduation peg doll. Handmade and personalised by me, for you.
I’ve been there, done it and worn the graduation cap! Five years ago, I was getting ready for my final days as a University student. I was a mature student and had given up a full time job to go to Uni. Therefore it was a huge and daunting step to return to education. I was incredibly nervous about all that lay ahead.
However, it really was the best experience of my life! I loved every minute of the course. I made fantastic, special friends that I still love to pieces eight years on. Wearing that cap and gown on graduation day is about far more than getting a certificate. It’s a testimony to having grown as a person; socially, emotionally and professionally. A mark of the dedication and hard work you have poured into your studies over the years that proceeded the pomp and ceremony. It simultaneously marks the end of an era, and the start of a new beginning.
While recently reminiscing about my student days, I became inspired to create a Graduation peg doll. It’s the perfect gift for a student about to embark on the next chapter of their life.
As always, our peg dolls are handmade to order in our little Welsh studio. The hair colour/style and dress/suit can be customised to represent your recipient. In a slight departure to our usual technique where our dolls are 100% hand coloured with highly pigmented pencils; the cap and gowns of our Graduation dolls are hand painted with real chalkboard paint. This is in keeping with the education theme and gives a lovely flat matt finish to the peg doll. This enables you to chalk a date or small message to the back of the gown, if you so wish.
The hood of the doll can also be customised to represent your recipient too. Every degree at each UK university has a different colour hood (the colourful sash worn around the neck and over the gown). My friends and I were thrilled to find that our hoods were a lovely turquoise colour on graduation day. This inspired the colour on the little wooden peg doll in my photos. However, the hood of your peg doll can be the same colour as the one your recipient will wear for their graduation. Information regarding the colour of the hood that will be worn is obtainable from the University’s Graduation Office, or from the secretary for the course they are undertaking.
For more details on making an order, pop over to our prices page, or use the contact us button! We’d really love to make a special little peg doll to help commemorate this special time in your lives.
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Good luck to all those student in their final year here in the UK – this is the final hurdle, you can do it!!
Cariad ♥ Mawr,
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