During the hustle and bustle of the holiday madness we bought this book— Making Peg Dolls by Margaret Bloom, at the wonderful Portland toy shop, SpielWerk Toys, just for ourselves. Sadie and I fell in love with it immediately. It has so many adorable peg doll ideas with patterns and directions, all organized by the seasons. It took us until now to start projects from it. These were made in about an hour, the paint on them dries really fast. I helped Lydia with the stitching and the face painting on her birds. The girls know their way around making peg dolls and clothes pin dolls—Delia even helped me teach a class on making some over on Creativebug.
This might be my favorite page, but the halloween one is pretty outstanding, too. There are some great tips in this book. The only thing that I find vexing about felt is gluing it to itself. Felt on wood is fine, but felt on felt can be really difficult.
We got our unfinished pegs from Casey's Wood Products which shipped really fast, even though they are across the country from us. This was serious business—the sorting and dividing of the wood dolls. Lots of lists and notes and math.