about my books

My new book, Making Peg Dolls & More, is now available! You can purchase it from A Child's Dream Come True, Bella Luna ToysCastle in the AirAmazon,and Book Depository, UK.

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 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 the book Making Needle-Felted Animals from Hawthorn Press.


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 is carried by retailers who specialize in Waldorf Education and natural craft supplies such as Bella Luna Toys and A Child's Dream Come True, plus large online retailers such as Amazon.

Here's an animated trailer for the book.  It was fun to make & and we hope you will like it, too.


  1. So excited to start making peg dolls, your book looks amazing! Im in love! i have a passion for craft and trying to see what im best at, would love to start a little buisness so if it went anywhere i could give profits to charity! (to much passion and imagination completely out of reach!)

  2. I ordered your book as soon as I could in Holland! Today it received it and ... it made my day! Thank you for sharing your lovely peg dolls with us! I can't wait to try and make them myself. I am a teacher and I would love to use them in my class! Cheers, Barbara

  3. Ach - it's OUT! And it looks lovely. Clever girl. Shiny pictures make even the most charming of ideas look even more exciting. Proud of you. Well done.

  4. I just found your book today! LOVE! Going for a walk tomorrow to see if I can find acorn tops, we used to call them bird hats. What a lovely book and can't wait to put it to use!

  5. Yay! This is so exciting! Can't wait to get my copy!

  6. Loved the book and I'm lucky. This is one that I made, I didn't take a picture of the knight yet, but kids have been playing with all of them for a while https://flic.kr/p/pQps2i

  7. I have just got a copy of Making Peg Dolls and was disappointed that the nativity camel, donkey and sheep patterns were not included I think someone else mentioned this previously. Are they available yet I would love to make them. Love the book - Thank you Deirdre

    1. Hi Deirdre -- So glad you are enjoying the book and apologies for not including the patterns for the camel, donkey & sheep patterns for the nativity. You are not the first person to have voiced dismay over this issue! I need to speak to the publisher about it and try to figure out if we can somehow get these patterns published!

      Best wishes,


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