wee folk studio :: making peg dolls & more tour

artwork :: salley mavor

Today I am so happy to have Salley Mavor hosting the next stop in the blog tour for my new book Making Peg Dolls & More. Salley is the creator of the book Pocket Full of Posies (2011 Boston Horn-Globe Award for picture book) and author of the soon-to-be-released Felt Wee Folk: New Adventures. To visit Salley's blog tour post, you may click here.

artwork :: salley mavor

As you can see from these photos, Salley paints the loveliest illustrations with her needle and thread.  Her book, Pocket Full of Posies is a delight to read; as I recite the nursery rhymes to my little one, our eyes wander over the pictures, enjoying every tiny detail. We never get tired of this book.

artwork :: salley mavor

Then there are the how-to books which Salley has authored: in 2003 Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects was released, and at the end of this month an updated edition called Felt Wee Folk: New Adventures will be available!

Salley and her husband Rob offered behind-the-scene glimpses of their photography work for her new book here. I especially enjoyed these posts on Salley's blog, because, during the same months when Salley & Rob were taking photos for the new edition of Felt Wee Folk, my own husband and I were working on the photos for Making Peg Dolls & More.  It was fun to know that, as we were setting up dolls and camera in our own work-space, across the country, Salley and Rob were also setting up dolls in front of their camera. This simultaneous process was the start of a friendly correspondence between Salley & myself; someday I hope we will have an opportunity to meet face to face.

artwork :: salley mavor

Salley has written in her blog that she does not have current plans for another craft book because she is busy exploring new directions in her artwork (you can see here how she & Rob documented her work on an outdoor installation called Hither and Yon). I am excited to see more of the new work Salley is envisioning!

Thank you, Salley, for hosting today & featuring Making Peg Dolls & More on your blog.

artwork :: salley mavor

Below is a schedule for the entire blog tour.  Please follow along and join me at each of the participating blogs. Not only will you meet some of my favorite people here on the internet -- you may also find opportunities to win copies of the new book!

February 2nd :: The Crafty Crow
February 3rd :: Clean
February 4th :: Castle in the Air
February 7th :: A Child's Dream
February 9th :: Forest Fairy Crafts
February 10th :: Bella Luna Toys
February 11th :: Ben & Birdy
February 12th :: Twig & Toadstool
February 13th :: Wee Wonderfuls
February 17th :: Remedial Eating

artwork :: salley mavor

1 comment:

  1. I am loving following your blog tour! Can't wait to see the rest of the feature spots.


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