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 ~ 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 Very Personal Personalised Peg Dolls set

Every commission for a set of personalised peg dolls that I receive is an honour. I love what I do, and it is still always a bit astounding that other people love them enough too to want to own a set for themselves.

So you can imagine how pleased I was to be asked to make a family set of dolls for one of my oldest and dearest friends. This set of Personalised peg dolls really was “personal”!

Of course, this added a new level of pressure above that which I usually feel when working on a commission to get them just right!

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My lovely friend made no hesitation in sending me the loveliest outfits for me to work on! Her pictures were perfect; lots of bright colours and fun patterns to recreate.

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I was totally spoilt with the ladies’ dresses! It was certainly a challenge to capture the spirit of the chirpy owls on this popular British designers’ dress on such a teeny scale, but it was a lot of fun to do! I also loved the gorgeous geometric patterns of the dress on the right. I am easily pleased; projects involving colour and geometric patterns is all it takes!

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Let’s not forget about this gorgeous little guy! How fun is his dinosaur jumper? I loved recreating the little Jurassic creatures on the tiny 6cm peg doll.

His Dad’s t-shirt was a good one too! I loved creating the wave logo and blending the reds, oranges and yellows together. Really distinctive motifs like these always work really well to make your peg dolls instantly recognisable to your recipient.

A gorgeous set of family peg dolls for a truly special and gorgeous family ♥

Can you imagine how you and your favourite people might look as your own set of personalised peg dolls? What fun and favourite outfits would you choose? For more information on placing an order, have a look at our information page here.

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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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