21.2.11

Making Peg Dolls



My new book, Making Peg Dolls & More, is set to be released December 1st, 2014. The premise behind the new book is this:  I wanted to bring peg dolls off the shelf and out of the doll house to spin, fly and travel about in the larger world.   Between the covers of the book there are patterns for dolls to sit on your pincushion & help mind your stitches, dolls flying through the air on dragons and bright winged birds, dolls to accompany children through the day as they face the world and through the night as they dream on their pillows, plus many more lovely projects.  You can see some of them in the animated book trailer below.



The book also includes a beautiful foreword by Sharifa Oppenheimer, author of Heaven on Earth, plus an inspiring preface by Steffi Stern, author of an upcoming book on felting from Hawthorn Press.

Making Peg Dolls & More is available for pre-order from Book Depository, UK.  The release date in the UK will be earlier than the worldwide release; this means that, even if you live outside the UK, you can get the book in December, and Book Depository offers free shipping worldwide.  The book is also currently available from The Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College and for pre-order via Amazon.

 

Making Peg Dolls & More is a follow up to my first book from Hawthorn Press: Making Peg Dolls.  It's 192 pages of peg doll love, with patterns for over 60 different doll designs and clear step by step instructions. The book can be ordered from The Book Depository, Bookstore at Rudolf Steiner College, Steiner Books, Waldorf BooksBooktopia, Amazon, or your favorite local book seller. The book is also carried by retailers who specialize in Waldorf Education and natural craft supplies such as Bella Luna Toys and A Child's Dream Come True.



Here's an animated trailer for my first book...


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11 comments:

  1. These are projects which are not only precious, they're right up my alley.

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  2. Oh, I love these. To simplify making dots on the faces, use the "wrong" end of a paintbrush. Just dip it in paint, and dot it on. Perfect circles every time!

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  3. Dearest Anonymous -- Thank you for the great idea!!!

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  4. I'm in love! How wonderfully creative you are!

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  5. These are lovely! I can't wait to try some...however, I can't find wooden pegs similar to yours. Where can they be purchased?

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  6. Dear Anonymous -- Here's the answer to your query:

    Via mail order you can get them at Casey's Wood or Woodworks, Ltd. in the U.S., Bear Dance Crafts in Canada and Winterwood Toys in Australia. You can find a local Waldorf/Steiner Education supply store or, if you are in the United States or Canada you can also check Michael's Craft Supply.

    Good luck!

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  7. These were so cute, I went and ordered a bunch of pegs from Casey's wood. Can't wait to show the kiddos.

    http://funoutofthebox.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for the info regarding where to get the peg dolls...I can't wait to make these as little Easter morning surprises for my daughters, nephew and friends. They are beautiful.

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  9. Inspired http://twolittleseeds.blogspot.com/2011/03/mother-earth-and-spring-flower-fairies.html
    x

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  10. They are fantastic. I've found some where to buy them in the UK and will give them a go. What sort of paints do I need?

    Thanks

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  11. I LOVE THEM!!! And would like to try some for my girl.
    I have a question. After you paint the peg dolls, do seal the colors with something or you just paint them?
    thank you!!!

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