It's Here!

Hello!  Hello!  Look what arrived in the mail today... A real, live copy of my book! (Thank you Hawthorn Press and thank you once again.) Around here, we have nicknamed it "The Big Book of Tiny Dolls" -- clocking in at 192 pages, it's a hefty little tome.  There's been quite a lot of happy hopping up and down in our house this evening, and the pages have been turned over and over.  We can hardly believe our eyes.  These are images we've seen so many times while working on the book, but it seems very different once it's been printed on paper, all tidy and bound.

 This little person had fun looking at the photo of himself in the book...

 And he also loved looking at the "dollies."

The final word on the release date for Making Peg Dolls is January 31st, however, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and want a copy, send me an email.  A few local shops will have copies in December.

The bad news is that the book will not be widely available until after the winter holidays.  The good news is that the book will be available in time for creating Valentines Day peg dolls, and certainly in time for Easter crafting, too. Peg doll bunnies? Tiny, yellow peg doll chickies?  Oh, yes!

Stay tuned -- there will be a blog tour and book give-aways in early February.  I know it seems a long way off, but planning is already underway...

Thanks for all your excitement and support  -- I can't wait for you to see the book, too!



  1. Wow! Congratulations!! I can't imagine how wonderful that must feel! Can't wait to see it in the future.

  2. This is so exciting...a bit like giving birth, isn't it? Not that I know, but I imagine it's like that (without the physical pain!). My wooden peg doll supply is seriously depleted...will have to remedy that situation when I get my own copy of your book!

  3. Oh Congratulations! How very exciting for you and your family! I can't wait to get a copy for us... my children love peg dolls for imaginative play, well, all but the 15 year old boy. :-)

  4. Oh congratulations!!!
    That is so exciting and how much nicer to look through a real book instead of a screen for inspiration.

  5. Congratulations!!!! Can't wait for my own copy of your book. It's already in my Amazon shopping cart.

  6. Dear Margaret, my congratulations with your book! I think it's like newborn child to see YOUR Book printed:))


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