Personalised Peg Dolls ~ Bold and Beautiful

When my lovely Instagram and creativepreneur friend Sharon asked if I could create her a set of personalised peg dolls I jumped at the chance!

Tucked away on the beautiful coast high up in Scotland, Sharon creates beautiful needle-felted art and pin badges as Ria Melin.  You can see her gorgeous work in her Etsy shop here. As always, it was an honour to be asked to make something for a fellow creative soul.

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The set I created for her consists of herself and her partner, her parents and her gorgeous Shitzu Zelda.

One of Sharon’s most infamous products are her Highland Cow pins, and I paid a little tribute to this with a teeny little cow on her cardigan.

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Sharon sent pictures of her favourite pink top and orange cardigan for herself, but left it up to me to decide what to create on her mum’s doll. The reference photos for her Mum’s clothing included stripes and pink. So I combined the two and opted for pink stripes, tying the two ladies together nicely and reflecting the bond and love they share.personalised peg dolls, peg doll, peg dolls, customised, personalised gift, unique gift

All in all, the family’s clothes were quite plain pattern-wise. Nevertheless the bright, vivid colours worked really well despite this. As a result, this demonstrates that despite my mantra when you order being “patterns work best”, the peg dolls look lovely what ever your style.

The bold blue and pink colours repeated through the dolls helped tie them together as a set.

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It’s no secret that I’m a cat person, and at any time my clothing consists of approximately 85% cat hair. However, Zelda is the dog that could convert me to being a dog person! She is THE CUTEST little dog I have ever seen. Look at her adorable little face! Such a sweetheart. It was a pleasure to create her little wooden personalised peg doll twin!

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If you’d like to see more of my personalised peg dolls, take a look at our gallery here. Then why not head over to the information page to find out more about ordering a set of peg dolls for your self?

I’ll look forward to hearing from you 😉

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Seeing Double ~ Peg Doll Twinsies

Please do not adjust your sets, peg doll lovers….you are NOT seeing double!

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This was a beautiful request for two identical, matching peg doll couples. They were a special birthday request for a lovely couple who currently live at opposite ends of the country. Mum wanted two identical sets, so that both her son and his girlfriend each now has a set to keep at with them at home. Such a thoughtful gift, and a very romantic idea!

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There were lots of lovely details on this set. The lady peg doll had a pretty black dress embroidered with hundreds of tiny flowers. They took forever to draw and colour by hand, especially having to do them twice over! But it was very much worth it. I really loved her specs too, there was such a fab shape to the frames! Glasses are always tricky, managing to burn each side equally is always a challenge. This time of course that challenge was doubled and I had 4 lenses to get right.

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The guy peg doll also had some lovely touches! As a big Swansea City Football supporter, a match day programme was popped in his back pocket. A subtle nod to his home team.

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His denim shirt  also was lovely to work on, with unusual floral motifs on the front and back.

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A super-trendy, lovely little couple that was a total pleasure to work on. Both times!

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So, I am sure by now you know what to do if you would like a little personalised peg doll set of your own. Whether you’d like them as a treat for yourself, or as a gift to somebody special, get in touch using the contact form here. Of course, you’re always welcome to drop me a direct email at pinkelephantcrafts@hotmail.com if you’d prefer.

As always,
Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Wedding Peg Dolls with a 1920’s Twist

Every request for a set of personalised wedding peg dolls is super exciting, but especially when my lovely customers would like something different! Celine and Jo got in touch asking if I’d be able to make a set for them, and when I saw that gorgeous 1920’s style flapper outfits were involved, I of course jumped at the opportunity! Totally up my creative street!wedding peg dolls, wedding cake toppers, wedding cake topper,

Even more exciting was the fact that Jo is a super creative artist, and had designed the art work for their invites. Rather than working from photos, they were wondering if I’d be able to recreate her amazing artwork into peg doll forms of themselves!

I absolutely loved the fun portrait of them. What an absolute treat to be able to work from such a brilliant, fun and colourful original piece of art!

Jo posts lots of her drawing on Instagram as @Iknowjojocreates .  She’s also got an Etsy shop where you can buy her gorgeous goodies for yourself!

Girls after my own feline-loving heart, they wanted their cats to be part of their posse too!wedding peg dolls, wedding cake toppers, wedding cake topper,

I truly loved working on the amazing little details on their wedding peg dolls! The flowers and feathers in their hair and the colourful spectacles. The scarves and feather boa, the pleats and beads. Not to mention the bright colours! If this pair of peg dolls is anything to go by, their special day was going to be nothing short of fabulous!

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Just perfect! Celine and Jo reported back that they love their finished dolls, almost as much as I loved working on them!

If you’d like to see some of the other wedding peg doll creations and cake toppers I’ve made, pop over to my dedicated page here for more information and links to past work.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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A Personalised Peg Dolls Proposal!

It’s Valentines Day, so what is more fitting than sharing a romantic story involving my personalised peg dolls?!

I was thrilled last year when the partner of my old Uni friend got in touch asking if I could make a set of their little family. Every commission is lovely, but there’s something even more magical about making peg dolls for special friends.

He had one special request for the set. Could I make my friend in her Wonder Woman costume? Well, of course I could! We all know (almost) anything goes here at Pink Elephant Crafts!

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I’d presumed that he was just getting very organised and ordering a lovely Christmas present. So imagine my absolute delight when my friend text me these photos!

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She walked into the lounge to find three little piles of gifts, each with a wooden plaque. They read “Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman,” and …….. “Wonder Wife?”

Sam really is a Wonder Woman. And the character had always had a special meaning to them both.

Isn’t that an amazing and romantic way to propose for a superhero-loving couple?

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I was over the moon that my little personalised peg dolls played a part in it too!

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A big thank you to my gorgeous friend Sam for allowing me to share her special photos and story!

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The couples’ beautiful little daughter and beloved English Springer Spaniel are part of the set too.

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We are totally thrilled that this absolutely gorgeous couple are finally going to tie the knot. Congratulations to you both, you deserve every happiness!!

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Can make a special gift for a special occasion for you? If so, you’re welcome to drop me an email to discuss your ideas.  Don’t forget that my personalised peg dolls also make perfect wedding cake toppers. You can find out more and see lots of examples on our dedicated wedding page here.
As always,
Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Grandparents Day

Did you know that this Sunday, October 1st, is National Grandparents Day?  It was introduced by Age UK in 1990, to of course honour the wonderful Grannies and Granddads in our lives.

I know that my late Nanny and Grandpa played a huge part in my life growing up. Due to their creativity,  I feel they inspired much of my interest in arts and crafts when I was young. They were always working on their lovely garden, and my grandpa loved telling my about the correspondence art course he took when he was young. I remember him showing me how to use shading to make drawings look realistic. My grandmother always had a project on the go. From embroidery, crochet and knitting, to gem stone trees and paper quilling, she’d always have something creative on her lap, every day. Of course I always wanted a go and she was always happy to indulge me. Maybe without their inspiration, Pink Elephant Crafts and my little wooden peg dolls would not be here as a result today!

How do you honour your Grandparents and show them how much you love and appreciate them? AS can be seen here, Lots of my lovely customers are choosing to show them by giving them a gift as lovely and truly as unique as they are….. My peg dolls! 

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I’ve also previously written a blog post about this lovely Grandparents Peg Doll set that included the grandchildren too.

You can find out more about Age UK, GrandParents Day and support the excellent work they do on their website.

 Can I create some Grandparents Day Peg Dolls for that special couple who loved and inspired you growing up? As always, find out more about what the personalised peg doll process entails on our information page here.

In loving memory of my very own Nanny and Grandpa, who although I miss greatly continue to inspire me every day.

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Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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