Hello Lilian. What a wonderful peg family! I think I might have to try this. I have some dolly pegs here so there is nothing stopping me.
Most definitely Rhonda Jean - makes a nice personalized Christmas present!
Great Idea, I have wooden pegs that I was trying to dress with fabric but found it way to fiddly...I think I'll draw/paint first and add some extras later....Thank you so much for sharing Lilian, you have done a fabulous job. These would make great presents too... You have a beautiful Family... :)
Lillian, they are so gorgeous! I want to make one as well. Did you use a pattern for the clothes or just cut and adjust to fit? Are you using the pieces of paper for an advent calendar? I can't read the writing on them.http://barefootbride-thebarefootbride.blogspot.com/2011/11/on-my-mind_25.html
Yes an advent calendar is on the cards (no pun intended). I didn't use a pattern. For the skirts, initially I cut a 5 inch diameter circle with pinking shears then a hole in the middle to slot the peg through. I worked out that the circle meant that the skirt stood out much like a tutu - not very modest, so I made it into a cone shape instead. I hand stitched the pink frill that I had handy for the 'daughter'. Mum had a 5 inch circle to start off with and the daughter had a smaller 4 inch one. I glued a piece of ribbon for the 'belt' to hide the edges. Have fun making them!
Lilian - what is the plan with the advent calendar? Do you open a pocket each day to read a verse of the birth narrative from Luke? I love the idea - much better than the chocolate calendars that have become so common!
Yes, that's the plan. I was planning to have the kids read the verse from the cards on each pocket and then hang the card in front of the pocket so eventually the whole story unfolds in 1 reading. Need to get it finished by Wed as the countdown begins then!