I suddenly realised that although I sell Dolly Peg kits, I have never actually shared my dolly design.
It is oh so simple, great for using up fabric, felt and thread scraps and particularly good for keeping kiddos quiet for an hour or so.
Littlest uses black or green felt and makes Batmans and Robins etc
I will share some pics of his creations in the future....quite comedic!
So, required ingredients are:
fabric scraps 10cm x 6cm
felt scraps 7cm wide semi circle and a 7cm thin strip
traditional wooden pegs
embroidery thread (hair coloured if poss)
cotton thread, needle and snippies
|soak the decals|
|apply to top of pegs. another option is to drawer on the face with a fine liner|
I hand stitch the skirts in a very simple fashion. I just blanket stitch across the wider length of fabric, gather and then fit to the peg and stitch to the right size. Glue is just as effective and I never bother to hem etc.
The more rustic the better (a rule i use often in many aspects of life!!)
The cape is just a simple piece of felt, cut in a semi circle.
Once wrapped around the peg I stitch a button to the front which secures the cape in place. Glue would work too.
To finish off our peggies we definitely require some golden locks.
If you are more of a brunette person, I am truth be told, grab some brown thread. I have used all mine on Foxy satchels ;)
I am now going to show you my way of creating a hair-do, turban thingy. I would think it actually far easier to get out the glue but I love to be a bit fiddly every now and again.
I am hoping this to be pretty self explanatory, it does look cool in the end.....honest.
|ta-dah, meet Shona|
And then just get totally carried away and make Shona a mate or two....
|Shona and her BFF Noeline.|
If by any chance you now feel the need to make some, but just don't have the required ingredients, feel free to bob by my Etsy shop where I have placed some ready to go dolly kits on my shelves.
|example of kits|
Thanks for reading. x