pegdoll swap 2014 :: photos

Below you will find photos of dolls made by some of the participants in this year's pegdoll-style swap.  I am always charmed by the originality of the designs, and what really makes me smile is the generosity of the participants.  It seems that peg dolls often travel in pairs or trios, sometimes accompanied by accessories such as books, candle holders, pincushions, and other assorted accoutrements!

I hope you enjoy the photos below. For future reference, these photos will also be posted in the pegdoll swap photo gallery.

Flower fairies by Lenka (USA) :: Forest Fairy Crafts.

 Mr. & Mrs. Gnome by Maureen (Canada) :: Twig and Toadstool.

A set of weather-pegs, season-pegs, plus a "Princess & the Pea" softie by Aimee (NZ) :: Small Steps Big Noises.


"Pixie-Puffball" garlands by Keri (UK) :: Two Little Flowers and Etsy shop

 Daffodil Girls & Strawberry Girls by Lucy (Wales, UK)

Peter Rabbit (and a vegetable garden created from recycled felt) by Jannell (USA).  Jannell also included in her parcels a copy of Peter Rabbit, plus a mystery book featuring a sleuthing Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert titled The Tale of Hilltop Farm  :: Artteajannell


 Witches by Karen Traversy (USA) :: Bridgit's Bell Etsy shop

Lobsters and Mermaidens by Cindi (USA) :: I wanted to make something that represents my dear state of Maine, so I chose a mermaid.  I am unsure if she is gaudy or beautiful, sort of like a real mermaid!! And I didn't want her to travel alone so I sent along a Maine lobster with VERY big eyes.

A moose and frogs by Heidi (Canada).

 Little Lions by Megan (USA) :: Giants, Wizards & Dweebs

Pegdolls dressed in elegant fabrics & trims, plus an acorn capped wizard and his disciple by Phoebe (USA)

Strawberry Fairies by Brooke (Canada): The wings are water colored -- salt technique on the front and birchbark from a fallen tree on the back. The fairies are quite busy this time of year helping the strawberries bloom and it looks like there should be a good crop soon.

Butterflies by Casey (USA) :: Sesame Seed Designs

Lilac & strawberry pegdolls, fresh from the garden by Emily (USA).

A matryoshka-style pegdoll & ornament by Sara (USA) :: This Mom Loves.

Pegdoll-style refrigerator magnets by Michelle (USA).

Festival Gnomes by Julie (USA) -- based on the wonderful patterns at Wee Folk Art

Matrioshka-style zippered pouches and brooches by Ronnie (Australia)

A pegdoll-style needle case by Clare (Australia).  Clare also created felted pincushions & scissor keepers for her swap-partners...


  1. Thank you so much for hosting another swap. I had such a good time creating and receiving these peg dolls.

  2. these are all so beautiful. There's so much talent and creativity here; thank you for showing all of these little lovelies!

  3. Thanks, Margaret. This was a lot of fun! Thanks for posting the pictures. You get so curious to see them all!

    Jannell artteajannell.blogspot.com

  4. Oh wowee! How could a person pick a favourite out of this crop of lovelies?! They are all so, so clever. Thank you again for hosting and thank you for sharing what we made :)

  5. Thank you so much for hosting, it was a wonderful swop and we adored what we received, such talented crafters! And it was such fun to make things.
    Sorry i didn't get a pic of the last parcel I sent out.

  6. Oh my goodness, everyone is so creative, I can't get enough!

  7. So much fun! This was my first swap ever so I am thrilled. I cannot wait to finish teaching next week so I can start crafting...


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