Thursday, April 29, 2010

my creative space: fairy peg doll

A while ago I wrote a post about the Small Acorns peg doll competition. I received a peg doll for Amelie to decorate but I didn't send it back in on time to enter the competition- oh well she had fun making it even if she found it a bit tricky drawing on the face!

Take a peek at some of the gorgeous peg dolls entered here... you can even vote for your favourite.

Anyway, it reminded me of a fairy peg doll tutorial I saw in the Christmas issue of Australian Womens Weekly last year. I decided to try it, not for the competition but just to give it a go really. I should have read all the instructions first though, then maybe I would have realised how much I had to do to make it!
I also didn't realise how hard it would be to find white florist wire but after ringing nearly every florist in town Abby at Blanc Florist very kindly sent me a metre of it for free. My paper doilies were far too big so I should have read the 'you will need' instructions a bit more carefully too!
I do like her pink shoes

The finished product is very cute but I think I will try an easier peg doll next time!

And here is a pic of a gorgeous wee zip purse and some lovely flower button earrings I won in a giveaway over at Gnomeangel- I love the beautifully stitched bird- thanks again Angie!

To see what other people are up to today head over to Kirsty's here
Megan x
PS: There's an awesome giveaway over at Kelly's "Reclaiming Me" blog here...


Jen said...

congratulations thats a cute bird
cool peg doll

Jennie said...

Those little items are very fiddly to make!
Both peg dolls look beautiful!!

Steph said...

That is one lovely little peg doll! And your prizie is great too!! Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Unknown said...

she's very cute. so pretty and elegant! xo m.

Kirsty said...

Amelie has done a gorgeous job. I love her peg doll.

Kate said...

Hi Megan, I love your peg doll, I might have to get my boys to make some peg people too... I could give them some liberty fabric and tell them they are making representatives of the flower generation or something. Did I meet you once at Bernina in town (Tauranga) and we were talking about how wonderful the brazilian range of fabric is and they had just run out of the sunshine fabric? Anyway, great creative space. Love Kate (from greedy for colour).

Anonymous said...

definitely love her pink feet :-)

Unknown said...

they are so cute! What a cool idea.

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