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Little wooden doll

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Little wooden doll
This little doll is made from a wooden clothes peg and was inspired by the beautiful Pomona dolls. It took a bit of experimenting to get used to handling my knife and the wood - my first attempt ended in an amputated foot. I sawed the clothes peg to the length I wanted and carved out the legs and feet with a craft knife. The arms are cut from a very thin scrap of pine and attached with shortened sewing pins. The finished doll is 7cm or 2 3/4 inches tall.
Posted by Edel on December 6, 2015 Full Size| Slideshow

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12 Comments

Edel
6:59 AM on January 29, 2016 
Jenni, the book is by Margery Williams Bianco ("The velveteen rabbit"). It was first published in 1925, illustrated by her daughter Pamela Bianco, then aged only 18. If you google it you will see that there was a 1950s reprint edition in a gift box with a simple wooden doll to go with it. The illustrations and story are lovely.
Trumble's Mum
6:45 AM on January 29, 2016 
Oh Edel, they are such fun - I feel inspired. Who wrote the book?
Maddy
8:09 AM on December 28, 2015 
They are beautiful! I have made peg dolls but they are very crude compared with yours.
Freda Knight
1:55 PM on December 9, 2015 
You have clever hands Edel.
Edel
11:32 AM on December 7, 2015 
Zoe H says...
Wow! I'm so impressed, she looks excellent, Edel. At least there were no amputated fingers which is surely the greatest danger here...


I do quite a lot of damage to my fingers with knives and needles (never intentionally), but this project was entirely bloodless Zoe!
Edel
11:31 AM on December 7, 2015 
Debbie S says...
Brilliant.


Thank you Debbie (and Judy and Rosemary)!
Zoe H
9:41 AM on December 7, 2015 
Wow! I'm so impressed, she looks excellent, Edel. At least there were no amputated fingers which is surely the greatest danger here...
Debbie S
4:23 AM on December 7, 2015 
Brilliant.
Edel
3:53 AM on December 7, 2015 
Rosemary says...
I knew that it would be by Edel - is what I meant to say previously!


That's what I assumed you meant Rosemary!
Rosemary
3:48 AM on December 7, 2015 
I knew that it would be by Edel - is what I meant to say previously!
Judy C
1:33 PM on December 6, 2015 
Tremendous. Love it. :)
Rosemary
10:48 AM on December 6, 2015 
Very good. When I saw the picture I knew it would be - before I saw the name.

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