Peg Doll Family Giant Commission

I love receiving a commission for a new peg doll family, and this special order was quite exceptional!

A spectacular 16 dolls (including two beloved dogs) were to make up the biggest commission I had made to date.

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The giant set was going to be given as a very special gift to the two central members of the family: Mum and Dad.

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I was sent plenty of photos to work from, and it was fun setting the individual dolls up into little individual sub-families for photos when they were complete!

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I totally love how each little mini peg doll family came together to create the entire clan!

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It’s hard to pick out in the picture, but this lovely lady’s jacket has a fine ribbed appearance. She also has a silver necklace. The gentlemans’ colourful belt was also very special to him. It’s little details like this that I especially love adding to each of my custom peg dolls! It makes them truly unique and guarantees they will be treasured.

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

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Here come the girls!

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All the cousins together:

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Of course, if you’d like to find out about me creating your own customised peg doll family for you, have a look at our peg doll information page, or get in touch using our contact form.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Peg Dolls ~ Caturday

If you’re a cat lover, like me, you’re in for a peg dolls treat today!

There’s a few reasons for this post, the first being that this week has marked both the UK’s  Cat Protection National Black Cat day, and US’s National Cat Day.

Secondly (and most excitedly), we welcomed a brand new furry friend into our household yesterday. We already have two beautiful cats, but when we saw a call for an indoor home for a special little cat who is deaf, we couldn’t resist adopting her.

Here she is, little Pearl. She was given her name by the Cat Sanctuary, but I thought it suited her perfectly. Well, that and the fact that the only alternatives Mr T could come up with were Whitefang and Wolfie *rolls eyes*.

Cute white kitten on Caturday

She is just 8 weeks old and very confident. She helped herself to our others cats food without a second glance within minutes of being home.  Hoovering was interesting this morning too! I’m used to the cats scarpering at the sound and hiding under the beds until I’ve finished. But to little Pearl the vacuuming was just one big game and she loved chasing it around and around! I guess if you can’t hear it, it’s not scary! She is an absolute doll and has completely won our hearts already. She’s going to be a big fan of the peg dolls too….if sitting on a box of them is anything to go by….

CUte white kitten plays with pegdolls on national cat day

Finally, one of my favourite Instagram hashtags is quickly becoming #Caturday every Saturday. What better way to spend an extra five minutes in bed on the weekend than looking at cute cat pictures? And as today is Caturday, I’m going to indulge in a few of my own, wooden Caturday pictures with you.

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These furry friends formed part of a VERY exciting peg dolls wedding cake topper which I will be excited to share soon:

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Cats vs Dog……

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I recreated a beautiful Siamese and British Blue for this special peg doll gift set.

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And a good old Black and white moggy.

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You can keep your eye out for more cat peg doll creations in our gallery here!

Happy Caturday folks!

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Cake Topper Peg Dolls

Did you know our peg dolls also make the perfect wedding cake topper?

I was asked to make a set of peg dolls consisting of a couple and their much-loved dog. This  was a very special gift to a bride and groom from the Mother of the Bride. As the happy couple spend their time walking the pooch and building their dream home, comfy hoodies and jeans were the order of the day.

 wedding cake topper couple

The little details, as always, were lovely to add to these peg dolls. I really enjoyed creating the plaited hair style on the bride. A little artistic licence allowed me to add a flower too! I loved the fact that I was told the groom wears shorts most of the year round. Reminds me of my own Mr T who never seems to feel the cold and is always in long shorts. Men eh?

My lovely customer confided that she hoped that they would use the peg dolls as their wedding cake topper. So imagine my delight when she sent me these pictures following the big day!

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How sweet do they look on top of that beautiful naked wedding cake?

If you would like your peg dolls to be used as a cake topper,  let us know when you order. We will drill the dolls and provide you with removable wooden rods. These will secure your toppers into the cake, but are easily removed afterwards. Then your cake topper can sit on a shelf or table just like our regular peg dolls, allowing them to be treasured and enjoyed well beyond your special day. You can find a little bit more information about them here.

Peg doll wedding cake topper

My peg doll order book is still closed until mid November. However if you would like to be placed on our waiting list please just drop me a line via the contact form on this website. Alternatively, drop me a direct email at pinkelephantcrafts@hotmail.com. 

Cwtches ♥ Mawr

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Peg Dolls Family Set ♥ Welcome, Little One ♥

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 I was recently asked To make a sweet little personalised peg doll family as a gift to celebrate the arrival of A beautiful new baby.

This personalised peg doll family set was a lovely gift to make with lots of fun detail to add. The pictures I had to work from were perfect.

The gorgeous little baby boy had a soft chevron blanket in pale hues of green and blue. One of my favourite colour combinations to work with. I think a life time of living by the sea has ingrained these colours deep in my soul. They always appeal to me! A patterned blanket like this is key detail in my peg dolls. It’s something that can be looked back upon and remembered fondly when the baby becomes a boy.

 Mum has a beautiful lemon dress with a sweet pink and blue roses pattern. I love creating detail like this.  Unique patterned and coloured clothing helps personalise the dolls to look like you.

Dad is wearing a check shirt, which I always enjoy recreating on peg dolls. It is so satisfying creating the crossing lines and intersections. And, of course, the star of the family was the beautiful Springer Spaniel!

peg doll couple with new born baby

As well as working on custom peg doll orders, I’ve also busy making Christmas stock! The studio has been awash with angels and elves this week. It’s never too early for me to feel seasonal so I am in my element. Rumour has it that Father and Mrs Christmas will be making an appearance very soon too! We will be at a local Christmas Fayre in November so it is all systems go creating stock for that. Hopefully we will have pieces available for people who are not local too. So watch this festive space! You can always have a peep at what I’m up to in our Peg Doll Gallery, here!

As always,

Cwtches ♥ Mawr,

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Personalised peg dolls – it’s all in the details!

With all of the custom, personalised peg dolls that I make, it’s all in the details! The facial features of my dolls are all similar in style, with their rosy cheeks and closed, contented eyes, so it’s the hair and clothes which help to transform them into little wooden representations of real-life people!

As I mentioned in my last post, the clothing is the key here, and I love working with pretty details on colourful and patterned clothes.  I received this lovely little commission to make a peg doll gift set for a very special friend, and couldn’t wait to find the perfect photos to start on their personalised dolls! Personalised peg doll couple gift set 2

 

Recreating patterns in a way that works well on the tiny peg dolls is my favourite part of my work and I was really pleased with how this lovely, pretty top worked out! The peg dolls made a long journey all the way from Wales, here in the UK, to their new home in Sydney, Australia – lucky, lucky little personalised peg dolls I say!!

Happy Saturday lovelies xxx

Cariad ♥ Mawr

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