You know I'm a big fan of peg dolls since I regularly feature them. I think they make wonderful toys for kids because they can create them on their own, not just their hair and clothing, but their personalities and stories as well.
In Making Peg Dolls & More, you'll find tutorials for making peg dolls but also ways to embellish the whole play experience as well as new ways of crafting with them that you've never thought of before.
Margaret has such a nice way of introducing each project by including poems, quotes, tips on customizing and how small hands can be involved. Each project is graded by beginner, intermediate, and advanced to let you know what to expect in the way of construction.
On receiving the book I was immediately smitten by the bird marionette that holds a single peg doll on her back and decided that's what I wanted to make. Margaret shares that her inspiration was the story of Thumbellina and the moment when Thumbellina was escaping marriage to a mole by flying away on a swallows back; I remember that so well as it was a favorite of mine too! I found a peg doll my son made years ago and nested her in the bird's back for a thrilling ride!
Some of my other favorites are the Greenwood Tree Wall Hanging that includes an owl, a pair of bunnies, a toadstool fairy and a dandelion fairy hiding in the landscape; the Herbal Comfort Friends that are filled with dried herbs; the fantastic spool snakes; and the sweet cupcake toppers that would be so easy to design for your own celebrations.
I know you and your kids will love making and playing with the projects in Making Peg Dolls & More for many years, and once they are outgrown they will still be saved for the next generation of kids - that's how special they are!
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Click on the photos below for the adorable book trailers that show some of the projects in action!
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Year after year I am amazed at the variety of creative and beautiful advent calendars you all come up with. I've been doing advent calendar round-ups every year and these are my choices this year. Some are as easy as blowing up balloons and others you'll have to get out the sewing machine so there should be something for everyone. To see them all, check out the Advent and Countdown Calendar category here at The Crafty Crow and you'll find even more on my Advent Calendar board on Pinterest. This year I've also included seven free printable advent calendar labels to help in creating your own!