Sunday, 8 May 2011

A fairy is for life not just for Christmas ....


Have always loved making peg dolls ever since I made a Jean Greenhowe pedlar doll design from a Woman's Weekly magazine back in the 1960s!

These little fairies indulge my love of whimsy as well as my obsession with Liberty Tana Lawn cottons!  I find I can make a doll from a 6" charm patchwork square and usually buy the squares on ebay, although the mauve Tana lawn above has been in my sewing cupboard for many years since bought as a fat quarter at Liberty's sometime in the 1980s.

My little fairies, now listing on Folksy, are definitely good fairies.  Make a wish and all your dreams will come true.
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  1. Hi there, I was looking for that old peg doll pattern and came across your blog. I made it at the time, and I have lost it and want to make it again. By a miracle, would you still have a copy of the article? I have moved house and countries so often, my copy is long gone! BEST regards, Valmai

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  2. Hi there, I lost that pattern too & always looking for it like you! However I have put instructions on how to make fairies like the one above on my blog - if you look at the "labels" tab on the top left hand side of the blog & click on "fairies" it will take you to my blog post of 26 August 2011 with instructions for the fairy peg dolls. Kind regards, Karen

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