Last fall, creative-but-not-so-crafty me entered into the world of peg doll painting, learning 6 Things NOT to Do for a Peg Doll Swap.
Although there were some sighs of frustration while I painted dolls for that initial swap, the result of having done so continues to bless our family. My children enjoy playing with our peg doll collection, and I like using the dolls to decorate for feast day celebrations. So, when a friend asked if I'd like to join a local Marian peg doll swap, I offered a little prayer, referenced my own what NOT to do post, and , then, got started painting a set of Our Lady of Altagracia dolls.
As I progressed with the dolls, I took heed of prior mistakes and things went a lot more smoothly. In fact, although my Our Lady of Altagracia dolls did not come out as beautifully as those painted by craftier folks might have ended up, I am pleased with how they look and actually enjoyed the experience of designing and creating them.
I also had a lovely time swapping the dolls I painted for those that others created.
Indeed, as I looked over beautiful table my friend organized for the swap, I thought, "Wow! I have some talented friends." Each peg doll was charming and unique.
Want to see them up close?
I made sure to take a front-and-back shot of each set of dolls that came to the party so you could be inspired:
March - The Annunciation
April - Our Lady of Good Counsel
(This doll set came late to the party, so I only have a solo shot of the one I received.)
May - Our Lady of Fatima
July - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
September- Our Lady of Sorrows
November - Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
December - Our Lady of Guadalupe - is still forthcoming, since the mama who is painting it has not able to finish it yet.
Fronts and backs, aren't these Marian peg dolls sweet?
I am delighted to add them to our growing peg doll collection and hope some of their designs might inspire you to pick up a peg and start painting, too!
I'd love to see your peg doll designs? If you've painted some, please share a link or photo.