This is probably why I fell in love with the peg dolls of Margaret Bloom. Her dolls have been part of the magic at Castle in the Air for years. All of us at the shop adore the interpretations of classic stories, complete with directions for making them yourself, that she included in her first book, Making Peg Dolls.
That book gained such a following that Margaret has collected 15 new projects and techniques for a second book, Making Peg Dolls & More, just published by Hawthorn Press.
Taking her simple and sweet scenes as a starting point, Margaret is quietly creating an entire world that shares borders with our own. Making Peg Dolls & More includes toys such as marionettes, spool snakes, and tops alongside ornamental and practical projects like pincushions, wall hangings, and the delightfully scented “comfort friends” dolls that are filled with soothing herbs. Art takes new meaning when we incorporate it into our lives with projects like these.
2/2: The Crafty Crow
2/4: Castle in the Air (you are here!)
2/5: Salley Mavor / Wee Folk Studio
2/6: Remedial Eating
2/9: Forest Fairy Crafts
2/10: Bella Luna Toys
2/11: Ben & Birdy
2/12: Twig & Toadstool
2/13: Wee Wonderfuls
Are you ready to welcome Margaret’s magic into your life? Get your copy of Making Peg Dolls and Making Peg Dolls & More at the Castle in the Air Online Shoppe.