Last week I shared a post about a set of peg dolls commissioned for a lovely couple, H and her husband, by their daughter in law. You can catch it here if you missed it! When H received her personalised peg doll set, she was so thrilled with them that she got in touch straight away to ask if I could also create her three sons to complete their family.
So here they are:
For once, I remembered to take some in-process photos so that I can share how each one is made with you. Hooray me!
I even filmed burning one of them from start to finish, in real time, if you’d like a peep into the work that goes into my peg dolls.
This is how the peg doll looks when he is ready for colouring:
And here’s the finished article after hours of colouring by hand. I loved recreating his floral tie.
H’s next son was to wear his favourite teams’ football kit. This is actually a remake of a peg doll I’ve made before, for H’s daughter in law. It’s always a lovely feeling to be asked to make a personalised peg doll a second time!
Here you can see me carefully adding some of the details to his t-shirt.
The final peg doll is proudly wearing his Navy uniform.
This was a lot of fun for me to recreate, and it’s the first Navy uniform I’ve been commissioned to make. Also, it gave me the opportunity to break out the gold paint which is reserved for the most special occasions!
I loved adding these tiny painted details with a fine brush!