Large Peg Doll Family Order – Fisherman’s Friend!

I love commissions for large peg doll family orders! This was a lovely request, as it was for a returning customer who had previous bought some of my Christmas peg dolls. She loved those so much that she also wanted a personalised commission.

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The stars of the show were the grandparents, who were to be the recipients of the peg doll family set. Granddad is a keen fisherman, so he was drawn in his fishing gear with a prize catch!

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It was brilliant creating this! It was completely different for me – my first fish on a peg doll, and a big one at that! I loved burning in the details and adding the blue and green colours to his fishy friend. It was interesting trying to make him colourful but still in tune with Granddad’s more neutral outfit colours.

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Not to be outdone, Grandma also had some special details of her own added to her peg doll. I decorated her with her favourite handbag and a very special scarf that was full of memories.

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These two handsome, cheeky little monkeys were also so enjoyable to create. Check out their awesome outfits! So much tiny detail and brilliant bright colours.

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To give you an idea of the scale I was working on with the boys, here is a picture while I was drawing on the details. The tip of my forefinger is roughly the same size as his little peg doll head! Working in such small detail really does test my eyesight, but I love the challenge.

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Mum’s outfit was really colourful too, literally from top to toe!
Even her grey tights had pink and aqua polka dots! Amazing! In addition to her jumper being covered in bright coloured hearts, her corduroy skirt was a beautiful fuchsia pink. It had embossed spots all over it, which I hinted at using subtle light and shade.

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What a lovely large peg doll family to recreate. I had such positive feedback too when they were received, with my lovely customer letting me know that she thought the peg doll of her dad might be the best one I’ve ever made. Such lovely words! Reactions like this make me smile so much and keep me doing what I do!

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As always, there’s lots of information about our personalised peg dolls on our dedicated page. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can make a truly unique gift for you or someone you love. My 2019 order books really are filling up fast already. I’ll look forward to hearing from you! *wink*

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Personalised Peg Doll Set ~ Pretty Little Parents

I love creating peg doll sets that have a special meaning for the family. When my fellow creativepreneur and Instagram friend Gemma asked if I could create something special for her Mum’s birthday I was of course super excited!

Gemma runs the beautiful Etsy shop Little Wishing Well Company. She hand-makes the most beautiful wedding accessories, gifts and homewares with a rustic, vintage touch to them. Her thoughtful creations really are a must-see.

Here are the pretty little peg doll portraits I created of her parents.

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I loved recreating Mum’s beautiful rose-printed top and bright, chunky necklace. Will I ever tire of drawing roses? I think not! I love them, and recreating patterned clothes with them.

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Mum’s cardigan had a subtle textured, self-pattern which I gently added using a tiny amount of acrylic paint and the tiniest paint brush in my collection!   I always choose the most suitable material for the project and the effect, pattern or texture I’m trying to recreate. Although I work proudly and predominantly with high grade artists pencils to colour my dolls, sometimes a spot of paint or watercolour is called for to enhance the design and give the best overall finish.

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There were a couple of requests to personalise Gemma’s Dad’s doll. Firstly, he needed his watch on his wrist. In all the reference photos that she had sent me, his shirt appeared tucked in, and sleeves rolled up. In addition, she asked if I could create a chain necklace above a little cheeky vest, just visible under his shirt neckline.

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They were a lovely couple to make, for an equally lovely customer.

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So, who in your life deserves the peg doll treatment?! Take a look at our little gallery for some ideas, and then drop me a line using the contact form to chat about your ideas!

Cwtch ♥ Mawr,

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Personalised Peg Dolls – Football Fever for Father’s Day?

Stuck for an idea for Father’s day? Is your guy the man who has got everything? Then why not get him a truly unique present this year that he’ll treasure forever?! Our personalised peg dolls fit the bill, and can be decorated with his favourite teams’ strip.

Here are examples of some of the peg dolls we have made wearing football kits in the past. Can you recognise the teams?

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It’s so much fun drawing the tiny team emblems and logos on the little kits. These Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday ones below were great to work on.

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I was happy to take create this little personalised peg doll for a Spurs fan from his girlfriend,

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and added a special number to the back of his shirt at my lovely customers’ request.

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I’ve created a fair few dolls for Swansea City fans; I put it down to being based in Wales! This doll below was a special thank you gift for a teacher at the end of the school year from a grateful pupil, before she moved on to Comprehensive school. What a really lovely way to say thank you for playing such an important part in her last year of Primary School.

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All we need to make your own personalised football peg doll is a head shot of your loved one and some pictures or links to his chosen team’s kit. It’s really that simple. And of course, any sport goes too! It needn’t just be a football kit or team strip. Rugby, cricket, indoor bowls…. whatever floats his boat!

I will also shortly have some “headless” ready to order Super Dads listed in the web shop. Another perfect gift for Father’s Day. All you will need to do after purchasing one is to email me a head shot of your dad so I can customise the face and it will be ready to go! Keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram and Facebook pages for the shop update.

Just please bare in mind that my order book for personalised peg dolls fills up quickly and well in advance, so be sure to order in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.  In addition, I have 3 weeks booked off for May which will impact my order books for Father’s Day 2018. If you are ready to order, or have any questions, just drop me a line using our contact form.

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The Adventures of Mini Bob the Personalised Peg Doll

Sometimes my personalised peg doll commissions put more of a smile on my face than I expect!

Earlier this year, a lovely friend contacted me to ask if I could make an extra special present for her Dad’s birthday.  Little did I know that this small request would lead to the exciting Adventures of Bob the Peg Doll – or Mini Bob as he’s now affectionately known!

Here he is in all his glory:

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The special details requested for this PERSONALIsED peg doll included the cable-knit cardigan, checked shirt and walking stick.

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It turns out that Bob, and Mini Bob, are both rather partial to a slap up meal and a cream tea or two!

Thank you to lovely Debbie for allowing me to share these brilliant photos of her Dad and his personalised peg doll!

Meet Bob and Mini Bob!

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The Two Bobs know how to live it up!
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Roast dinners, fizzy cocktails, icecreams, not to mentioned cooked Breakfasts?!  I am certainly a little bit jealous of what these two have been getting up to on their trips!

However, this luxury lifestyle doesn’t come without it’s problems……..
One of the Bobs doesn’t seem to know his limits. The proof is in the Scones and Clotted Cream! It’s a total wipe out!

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~ As a side note – are you a jam or cream first person? Answers in the comments! Meanwhile, the age old debate raged on here a  few years ago, and is apparently down to geography ~

It really is so lovely seeing the fun and laughter that my little personalised peg dolls bring to people! They truly are treasured.

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So who can I create for you to take on your own mini adventure? If you’d like your own Mini Personalised Peg Doll, prices start at just £14 each. Have a look for more information about personalised commissions here and then get in touch using the contact form.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Peg Dolls – Personalised Spoon Topper Doll

Well, Easter is over and we’re slowly all getting back to normal. For me, that means getting back at my desk, and creating lots of my lovely personalised peg doll families for my lovely customers. I’m finding it hard to believe that it’s May already. I feel like I only just got over Christmas! However, the steady influx of wedding cake topper orders and graduation peg dolls keeps reminding me that we are definitely heading towards the Summer months now.

Easter was a a fun time for creating though! I loved making my Easter Bunny Peg Dolls and my giveaway was well received!

I also had great pleasure in making a couple of lovely spoon dolls as Easter Gifts.

The first one was created for the lovely Sharon of Daisy Lions

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Sharon is a highly talented textiles artist, and I love the gorgeous little birds she makes; which were perfect for hanging from my Easter Tree.

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Another Spoon Doll request was from a very proud Mum who wanted a special Easter gift to congratulate her son on his prestigious Chef apprenticeship. She sent me some images of his Chef whites, cap and trousers for me to work from. I endeavored to include as much detail as possible, despite the tiny size of the peg doll.

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She reported back that they both loved the peg doll spoon, and that her son was impressed by the detail.

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Perhaps a peg doll spoon would make an ideal Father’s Day gift for the Foodie Fella in your life! Get in touch if you’d like me to create one for you. They are just £10 plus p&p.

Father’s Day 2017 is on Sunday June 18th, so now is the time to drop me a line if you’d like any of our peg doll gifts for Dad or Grandad.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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