Ah….February the 14th: Valentines day. A day for showing your loved one how much they mean to you by giving them the perfect Valentines gift.
When I think of romance, my mind conjures up images of flowers, hearts, deep tones of red and iconic images of Paris; “The City of Love”.
so the photos for this recent little family commission, immediately shouted “Valentines gift” to me.
The adult peg dolls perfectly compliment each other in their Valentines red outfits.
The leafy and floral detail on Mum’s dress was so lovely to recreate. It wouldn’t be Valentines day without flowers, right?!
And as for the beautiful dress on the little girl….the pictures sent to me were of her wearing the most beautiful Rachel Riley dress based on the Eloise books by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. The little doll was just under 4cm tall. Working on such a small canvas meant I had to carefully pick out vital detail from the busy dress that could easily be recreated yet still instantly recognisable to the family. I chose to repeat just the section of the pattern that contained the iconic Eiffel Tower. The unmistakable shape was straightforward to replicate on a small scale whilst still distinctively making it “the” dress. It was a lot of fun to work on!
The family LOVED their peg doll gift. My lovely customer was so pleased that she then placed a second order for her other son’s family. It’s always an honour to have someone put their faith and trust in me to make peg dolls for them, so a returning customer really makes me do a happy little dance around my studio!
What conjures up “Romance” for you? What’s the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you, or have you surprised someone special to you? Let me know in the comments – I love a good slushy story!
Wishing you lots of love and a Happy Valentines day,
Sws ♥ Mawr