Wedding Table Centrepieces

I cleared my timetable in January to undertake a really special commission for a special set of wedding table centrepieces. It was a welcome break to work on something so personal after the madness of Christmas. However, it was also a bit daunting, as I was tasked to working with wooden dolls around three times bigger than what I am used to!

You may remember this post from a couple of years ago, where a set of my peg dolls was used as part of the romantic wedding proposal of two of my friends.

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Both of them are fans of graphic novels and the superhero movie genre, so naturally they decided to continue both the superhero and peg doll theme throughout their wedding. They asked if I could make their cake toppers, several gifts for family and friends and their table centrepieces.

I’ll save the toppers and gifts for another post, but if you have 3 minutes to spare, here’s a video of the giant peg doll wedding table centrepieces. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed this, then make sure to pop directly to my YouTube channel for more, similar videos. I am gradually building a little library of videos of the techniques and processes I use to create my peg dolls. This gives you a great insight into the work and love that goes into the details of every tiny doll that I create.

Until next time,

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Christmas Fairs 2019

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Are you looking for unique Christmas gift ideas? We will have our beautiful Christmas wooden peg dolls on sale at these amazing and beautiful Christmas fairs dotted around South Wales . Come see us at one of the three big Christmas fairs this year, for more details keep reading.

Starting with the three day festive fair at the beautiful national trust location of Dinefwr, LLandeilo. Allow carol singers, choirs and brass bands to provide the soundtrack to your day as you sip on a luxury hot chocolate or a glass of mulled wine against the backdrop of Dinefwr Park in all its winter glory. We will be attending between the 22nd and 24th of November. Read more here: Dinefwr

Then we will be attending the amazing craft fayre organised by one of my dearest friends! at Dwr y Felin comprehensive school, Neath on the 28th November. The Fayre is in its fifth year! This year there will be 40 high quality stalls ready for you, selling beautiful, hand crafted items. Check out the event on Facebook: Dwr y Felin

And Last but not least we will be spending 2 days selling our unique Christmas gift ideas at the Etsy Made Local Winter Fair at the Pati Pavilion, Swansea, on the 30th November and 1st of December. Back for it’s second year in an even more perfect venue, Etsy made local Swansea promises to be bigger and better than before. Find out more here: Etsy Made Local

Come find unique Christmas gift ideas at any of these amazing fairs! come support local business.

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We have been working really hard this year to increase our stock, we have been listening to your feedback and brought back your favourites such as the red robin and penguin baubles, the nativity figures and Mr & Mrs Santa with their helpers. Looking forward to seeing you there and having a chat!

Nadolig Llawen pawb!

~Peg Dolls ~ An Extended Family!

You might remember this lovely pair of peg dolls I made a few years back if you have a great memory! If – like me – you can’t remember what day it is, here’s a link back to the post where I first shared them.

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The peg dolls were a retirement gift from a daughter to her father to commemorate his career and all the admirable work he had done over those years.

Both her dad and her mum loved them, and it wasn’t too long until she got in touch asking if I could make all the grandchildren to add to the set. Of course!

Here they are, all six of them!

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Four lovely girls in a mixture of pretty patterns. Florals and stripes, always a favourite of mine!

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Not forgetting the handsome boys in their gear! Check out that splattered dotty little shirt! So cute!

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The grandchildren dolls were handed over to their Grandparents, and were very much loved immediately. So much so, that Granddad declared he needed dolls of his own children too, to complete the family.

My lovely customer got in touch to see if I could extend the family set again, this time with her and her brother and sister!

By now she knew my love of working with patterns and colour, and sent me pictures of outfits that didn’t disappoint!

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I love layering up the colours and stripes that make up a checked pattern! It’s time consuming but fun!

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I particularly enjoyed recreating the patterns in this scarf on this little lady peg doll. It was also fun adding the shading to get the “puffa” look to her body warmer.

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I actually captured working on some of these details in a video, which you can see here. I’m working on building more videos of my work and processes, so keep an eye on my YouTube channel. I hope to gradually add lots more of my pyrography stages and colouring of my peg dolls.

My lovely customer kindly shared a picture of them all in their forever home! A peg doll family which has been extended and built up over the past couple of years. They look so lovely together and I’m sure they will be treasured by all the family for years to come!

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Personalised Peg Doll Orders for 2020

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Newsflash!

I am now fully booked for personalised peg doll commissions for this year! I will of course have my Christmas goodies available for purchase later this year as usual, but I am unable to take any more orders for personalised dolls for 2019.

However, I have already opened my order books for next year and invite you to get in touch if you’d like to book a slot for a personalised peg doll commission for 2020. I already have orders on┬ámy books for next year so please don’t ever think it’s too early to get in touch! Just drop me a line via the contact form here on the website.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me this far – every purchase, comment, like and share keeps this small business of mine – my baby! – going and growing! I love creating my little pyrographed peg dolls, and your demand for them keeps me smiling and “happy dancing”!

You can of course in the mean time keep up with what I’m up to here, and through my Instagram and Facebook accounts. In particular, my Instagram “stories” feature lots of behind the scenes videos and photos, and I even do the odd face-to-face video on there too! It really is a great way to see what’s going on at Doli Dwt HQ!

Love and cwtches to you all

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Peg Dolls – A Happy Little Family

A request popped into my inbox last year asking if I could make a set of peg dolls as a wedding gift. Heck yes!

I was sent gorgeous pictures to work from of a beautiful family, including the furry four-legged members.

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The adults had very different styles which was fun to recreate. One is wearing a beautiful dress, while the other has a far more casual look of jeans and a sports hoodie. I loved this contrast between the two dolls.

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The lady in the dress certainly provided a few challenges! The dress is black, with quite intricate, delicate but really bright (almost neon) butterflies. We all know I’m allergic to black on peg dolls (!!) but this really was tricky. Finally, I decided that paint would be the best medium to create the right look; the opacity of the paint meant the colours are rich and bold against the black background.

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The couple’s son is an avid Newcastle United fan, so I was asked about recreating their strip. It was challenging to get those minuscule badge details on the tiny 6cm tall doll, but I got there!

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The little daughter clearly has a confident and individual sense of fashion, as little ones often do! I loved copying her outfit from her photographs. Her purplish leggings really are setting off her gorgeous top with the swallow motifs.

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Obviously, the dog and cat are adorable too. It’s always a pleasure to add animals to family sets of peg dolls. They are such little characters!

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They are such a colourful set altogether. I hope that they represent the vibrancy and fun that comes with family life for this gorgeous lot!
My customer was thrilled to give them as a wedding gift.

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As always, you can find out how orders for my personalised peg dolls work right here. I love creating peg dolls for people just like you!

Lastly – remember to keep up to date with us over on our Facebook page. If you’re not already following, please go and give us a like!

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