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!

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Personalised Peg Doll Family – H&N Part One

Earlier this year, I was asked to make a personalised peg doll couple and their pet dogs as a special gift for a lovely pair of in-laws. As always, I was excited by the new commission and couldn’t wait to get started on their peg dolls.

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The couple had great outfits which were bright and distinct. This is always really important as it makes each personalised peg doll immediately recognisable to the recipients when they get them!

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The lady doll had a really vibrant jumper and I loved adding the cute necklace detail too!

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The gentleman had a jumper with really distinctive coloured stripes and a  heavily-cabled pattern. I’d only drawn a cabled pattern once before, here, on a very dark cardigan. There was nowhere to hide or room for error this time though! With the bright colours involved, the cabling pattern would be very clear. But you know me and how much I enjoy a challenge. I loved creating the pattern on the jumper and was pleased with the finished result.

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As well as the humans, I also had 3 dogs to add to the peg doll family. It was a lot of fun catching the individual details and characters of each one!

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It is amazing how they come into their own once you start adding the colour.

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It’s always great to hear back from my customers that the peg dolls went down as a great success! It’s even better when their recipients get in touch themselves too!  H was so pleased with the gift from her daughter in law that she asked if I could possibly create her three sons too, to complete their set. Brilliant!

 

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Pop back next week for Part II, where I will share the rest of this gorgeous peg doll family with you. I’m looking forward to introducing three young men with three very different styles!

Until then, as always,

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Family of Peg Dolls – Stars, Scarves and Bow Ties

I am always excited when I get a new commission for a family of peg dolls. Usually it means a whole lot of bright and colourful clothing to work with.  This group was certainly no exception!
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All of the outfits for this family were full of the patterned details that I love to work with.

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Here is the first of the couples within the group:

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This amazing silk scarf was a dream to recreate! I loved the challenge of working the patterns across the folds and drapes in the material.

The second couple are just as bold and beautiful!

The lady has her sunglasses on her head and I loved her shooting star jersey!

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And what about this shirt! Isn’t it amazing? I love recreating check shirts anyway, but the addition of the tiny music notes and cheeky lady sat io a guitar knocks this one out of the ball park!

The sweet children don’t disappoint either. The cool dude on the left has a funky rocket jumper, and a cape with his name on the back! The little baby is decorated in a blanket inspired by his big brothers’ space jumper!peg doll family, peg doll children

This commission also includes two much-loved dogs. as both have passed away, I was asked to include wings on their backs in remembrance.

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Another amazing family of peg dolls for me to have created! I love every commission I get the honour of working on – will my next one be for you?

Take a look at the gallery to see other families I’ve created and then drop me a line for a chat about your ideas!

Until then,
Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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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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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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