05 June, 2013

GIVEAWAY! * Making Peg Dolls book * AND more sweet treats - from Margaret Bloom ♥

That sentence makes me smile,
as it brings to mind the sweetness of ~
Craft. Children. Creativity.
Mindfulness. Quiet. Hand-craft.
Play. Fun. Wonder.

And now the world has been blessed with a book of just that title.

The  gorgeous blog We Bloom Here
has been enjoyed by many of us for a few years now. 
The author, whose words and work I find beautiful, colourful 
and inspirational, is dear Margaret Bloom. 
Her new book "Making Peg Dolls", is just wonderful. 



The book is  filled with beautiful photographs, diagrams and illustrations 
amongst it's 192 pages and hardback cover.
There are patterns for over 60 different dolls plus accessories,
each with easy to follow-step by-step instructions.

 ...I asked my boys to each choose their favourite page.
 
And this is my favourite.

 A few words from Margaret...
"There is a game of self-reflection I stumbled across recently – it involves answering the question: What is your superpower? After thinking about it a moment it struck me that my superpower is… whimsy.  I love making mobiles (delicate white paper birds which float beneath the ceiling), I love making toys for my children and I love inspiring creativity in others.  The most magical opportunity writing this book has offered me is the chance to sit at tables surrounded by children eager to begin creating.  I especially love the moment when quiet falls as the children settle into concentration, carefully drawing little faces and applying paint to small wooden dolls."

If you would like to discover more of the world of Margaret Bloom,
you can read her blog - We Bloom Here

Now, for the giveaway!
I am excited to let you know that 
YOU have the chance to win your very own copy of 
Margaret Bloom's wonderful book:
Making Peg Dolls
 
AND more...

 Margaret has generously included a Mama butterfly fairy peg doll 
along with her winged fairy child. 
AND a kit to make your own butterfly fairies !

To go into the draw.
Simply leave your answer in the comments section, to the question below, 
and please make sure I have a way to contact you. 
 Question: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PEG DOLL?
(Have you made one you love or Seen one you would like to recreate?)
Entries close Wednesday 12th June, 8pm (AEST).
This giveaway Is open Internationally.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Thank you to all who entered! 
The winner will be randomly selected and announced 13th June.
Wishing you the Best of Luck x
available at all good book stores.
As we think it should be! 

79 comments:

  1. We haven't made a peg doll yet, but I'm always so smitten by them when I see one. If it's a peg doll, we love it! There's something inherently gorgeous about them; perhaps its' their petite proportions. (BTW, the dragon and knight set in the book definitely caught my eye!) xo P

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  2. I think my favourite is the flower fairies in all their many splendid varieties, but especially Dandelions! I used to find a nice mossy section of garden and make my own little flower fairies with (most often) dandelions, leaves and sticks when I was little, so dandelion themed peg dolls remind me of those happy memories. Plus the seed heads are great for wish making, even now I'm grown :)

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  3. We hacen't made peg dolls before but would love to! I have always been drawn to their cuteness...I think it would be a great home school project for my 2 boys, to make some 'mystical' dolls to live in the wooden castle in the boys room :)

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  4. I remember having old style clothes pin dolls. I had one that was little red riding hood. So cute with her pointy hood. I would love to make the fairies or the carrot peg dolls. So adorable.

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  5. What a great looking book - I'd love to try making these beautiful dolls. I have seen so many around facebook and blogland, but I think my favourite are the ones with clothes that represent the seasons.

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  6. Lovely! We haven't made many peg dolls but my favorite is one Miss 4 and I made together about a year ago. She drew the little face on herself and although it isn't the prettiest peg doll, it certainly is the most loved. Hannah @ Paint On The Ceiling

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  7. Gorgeous giveaway, and it is on my wish list, so fingers crossed! I'd love to try making flower fairies using the pattern from this Cosy Life.

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  8. The book is on my wish list too! I love the basket of "vegetable" peg dolls, just perfect for my little gardener :-)

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  9. There are so very many I love. The pirate maybe? Of course, I love anything small and blue.
    Thanks so much.

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  10. I always look at people who have made these adorable little peg dolls and wish for the day to make my own. They melt your heart they are so adorable. Best wishes and I hope, despite not having a favourite, I can still be considered for the competition. :)

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  11. Thanks for the opportunity to win! We had fun with a peg doll exchange in the early Spring, hosted by Margaret, of course! I loved handstitching monarch and luna moth wings for my contribution! My son is loving his Mexican luchador peg dolls right now, but we've also made Yoda and Chewbacca, Dorothy and her three Oz friends, and so on and so on. The inspiration is limitless!

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  13. Ah, this book is simply incredible! My fav peg doll of ALL times is the owl by Margaret - webloomhere.blogspot.ca/2011/03/hoot.html
    It is cute beyond words!!!!!

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  14. Wonderful peg dolls! I would simply love to win the book! My son's favorite peg dolls are the three little pigs with wolf, which I showed to him and he went crazy to have them!

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  15. This book looks so inspirational!! I love peg dolls and have made several, of varying quality, for my kids. My favorite was a little family set - just painted - I made for my daughter when the baby was born, but I'm smitten by how they can look so different by adding felt.

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  16. This book has been on my wishlist since the moment it's been published :) My favorite peg dolls are three bears and a Goldilock - my LO adores that story and these peg dolls are so stinkin' cute! Thanks for this great, great chance!

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  17. What a beautifully inspiring book and such an accessible art form for families to create together! My favourite peg dolls would be a set of the Three Billy Goats Gruff so my nearly 3 year old and myself could act out the story together. Th possibilities are endless and I know that once I get around to making my first set of peg dolls, will be hooked and iit will be a very fun hobby for myself and my daughter!

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  18. A favourite, oh dear! I have been waiting to get my hands on this book for sometime now. Our house is happy with anything fairy at the moment, but branching out would be wonderous.

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  19. I have just started making a set of peg dolls each for my girl and boy. Disney princesses for her and Avenger Series for him...they are intrigued so far! Am hoping to win....

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  20. I hope to add this book to our home library, it looks fantastic! Veggie dolls, knights or gnomes, I can't decide which is my favourite!
    ~ joey ~

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  21. I am new to your blog and really like what I've seen so far. Thanks for the giveaway. All peg dolls amaze me. I tend to really be enchanted by the woodland fairy animal types. They are really sweet. This is a book that I would love to share with my girls and hope we get picked for the giveaway. I can be reached at angielemar@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  22. Oh, thanks so much for the chance to win! I've been wanting to check out this book, and the kit makes it all the more sweet a treat. I have a few favorite peg dolls I've made for my daughter, all based on her interests: the Tomten (from Astrid Lindgren's book), the characters in Pooh, and Nerissa and Katryna Nields (her favorite musicians).

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  23. How fabulous! As far as my favorite peg doll goes, I really do love my very own creation Miss Tabatha Toadstool. But I am always looking for inspiration. My daughter and I will have a blast making friends for Tabatha. Thank you so much!

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  24. I have not made a doll yet but the vegetable dolls are sooo cute! I am very interested in your book .. I am running a Art camp for kids 5-9 and would love to teach them how to make one. Gosh this is great I hope to be a winner!

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  25. I love the bumble bees and fairies. I've made fairy ones for a Girl Scout Project before, but would love to try some new ones. I've known the author since High School and she's always been creative. I'm so proud of her accomplishments! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. I've made some flower pegdolls; a dandelion family and a snowdrop-mama. But I'd love to make those vegetable-dolls for harvest season.

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  27. I love the pixie dolls with the big flowers. Very colourful and just right for my daughters fairy door.
    dagrants2@bipgond.com

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  28. i have made a set of 'rainbow fairies' and 'jack frost' and a few green 'goblin's from the rainbow fairies series by daisy meadows. we love those books!

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  29. oh, flower dolls! Always, flower dolls!

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  30. Pirate peg dolls! My little man doesn't mind a fairy here or there, but pirates are the best.

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  31. My favourite peg doll is the first one I made, aged 8. All random, wonky fabric and way too much runny glue. Great memories :-)

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  32. Oh wow! What a wonderful book! I love Margaret's blog and the wonderful things she shares. I would love to one day paint these Princess Peg Doll set! Aren't they just divine! My little Daisy would LOVE them as she falls in love with these movies very quickly! :) Thanks Aleta! x

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  33. Hi my favorite peg dolls are all of them but i love the veggie ones and helps to encourage my youngest boy to eat his veggies.
    Good luck everyone =°}
    bubsiekins@hotmail.com

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  34. I really love the flower fairies. I would love to make more dolls! Evin5 at aol dot com

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  35. i made a peg doll for my lorenzo... he wanted spiderman!!
    thank's a lot sara

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  36. I have created several ones mainly with felt and without features. However, they are not even close to Margaret's creations. Hers are amazing and it would be nice to learn how to make such whimsical creations together with my kids.

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  37. What an amazingly lovely book! For Christmas I made my girls a set of peg dolls to go with the wooden fairy houses we built them. Two were fairy peg dolls, and two were gnomes. They loved them!

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  38. I love the bumble bee peg dolls - so colourful and just perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet book.

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  39. What a lovely book and awesome achievement writing it! I don't think I can go past a peg doll gnome for my favourite, like what you find on wee folk art, I made a little family of them for Anusha a couple of years ago. Thank you for the giveaway Aleta!

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  40. I have been enjoying Margret's blog for a few years. Last summer she hosted a peg doll swap. I received a little butterfly peg doll. It is my favorite one. During this exchange I created little peg people that looked like the baby peg people fisher price made in the 70's. I have made several different peg people since then and would love to have Margret's book to inspire me further. Thanks for the fun opportunity! Hope Everyone is Enjoying summer.
    Amy
    amyzthe1@yahoo.com

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  41. My boys are huge fans of superhero peg dolls. I prefer fairies myself.

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  42. I really like the idea of vegetables peg dolls in this post. It's awesome!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  43. Recently, I found myself wondering where I could buy old-fashioned clothes pegs...so that my son and I could make some peg dolls together.
    My son turns most the objects and animals he plays with into Papa, Mummy and Baby. I would like to make him a family of peg dolls. And then hopefully my husband and I will make him some sort of doll house (a tree-house, perhaps?) to go with these dolls for Christmas this year.

    The book looks gorgeous. I would love to take a good look at it!

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  44. I made Ailia some colorful peg people and pots for her first birthday, and I have tons of peg people left over that I plan on making gnomes and fairies with. I'd LOVE to see her ideas - thank you for the giveaway!!

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  45. That dragon peg doll is the best! I know you were thinking I'd go the little bee people but I can;t go past a cool, green dragon!

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  46. Oohh I've just remembered the little rainbow peg dolls, they are super cute. If only I could remember where I saw them lol. Maybe Chocolate Eyes or Grow Mama? Thank you for this fabulous giveaway.

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  47. I haven't made a leg doll since grade 5 after school craft! I can't remember what I made then, but I'd love o make a forest series of elve and fairies and critters like possums and kangaroos.. And maybe try to recreate some of mahlimae's creations in peg doll form. (Owlhealing@gmail.com)

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  48. I only just found peg dolls last month! Just ordered some pegs for my kids last week! My favorite so far was a little strawberry peg doll, though I am partial to simple wizards :-) (bobbasmum@hotmail.com)

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  49. I do love the strawberry peg dolls and an delightful mushroom ones! This book looks beautiful!

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  50. Juz found out peg dolls few months back an would love to make for my girls :))

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  51. I like the little fairies that are made from silk flower petals for the skirt and wings and wool for the hair. My favourite peg dolls have no features - Waldorf style - but my kids usually insist that I draw a face on. :) Would love a peek at this book for some inspiration!

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  52. I luvvvvvv the fairies peg doll! This book rocks.....my email is cpansiera@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Cris

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  53. I bought some hand painted super hero peg dolls on Etsy last Christmas. He loves them and we get a compromise. He gets his super heroes and I get the satisfaction of the wood and handcrafting!
    roansma@gmail.com

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  54. What a lovely book & generous giveaway.
    My boys love the bug themed peg dolls - think bees & butterflies.

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  55. What gorgeous dolls! I've made some tooth fairy dolls with a little pouch to hold the tooth tucked up inside them. By the time the children have lost all their baby teeth they'll have a lovely collection of colourful fairy dolls & they get to keep their teeth. :) This book looks deliciously inspiring! I'd love to try making some more of these. Jo - info@2acrewoods.com

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  56. Awesome book! My favourite would have to be the knight and dragon - perfect for some little boys we know...
    Heather (hmg_25@yahoo.com)

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  57. I love those veggies doll. Gorgeous range. xo m.

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  58. They are all so cute... mushrooms are my fav.

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  59. Oh, choose just one? Hmmm.... I love all the flower fairies and just playing with making some that are creative.

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  60. Oh they are so inspiring...I would love to get crafty with these and have some daughter time while she creates also...I can see they would become quite addictive, fun for yourself and also gifts....my daughter at age 4 made one that was a "bride" doll, so this would have to be the fav, as it is the only one we know! Thanks for the colours and ideas for many, and wish me luck...
    thanks and blessings,
    Summer :)
    summer_read@hotmail.com

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  61. Oh, please just throw my hat in the ring. Everything Margaret designs is a delight.

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  62. My daughter has just discovered mermaids. I would love to make her hey mermaid peg doll. big love.
    Shayehardisty@hotmail.com

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  63. I thought I had missed this giveaway so I'm delighted to find out that I was wrong :) SO many to choose from but I really love the bee, so lovely. Thanks for the chance!

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  64. The Bees!!!!! I have a kinder class who're fascinated with bees and honey production at the moment!! They would love making these! My daughters would say the fairies! Gorgeous!! What a creative lady! xx

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  65. I saw an old fashioned peg doll on the weekend at my local fabric shop that had a very twirly Liberty skirt. My daughter and I were both itching to make one.

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  66. oh I love peg dolls. I recently made a heap of star wars peg doll characters for my boys and I have to admit that I loved princess leia the best, I had so much fun making them and even more fun playing with them with my boys. and now I can't wait to make more :)

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  67. Indeed a beautiful book.....and what a magical world of peg dolls that awaits someone :) The three dolls in the pea pod boat would be my favourite. Thank you Margaret Bloom for inspiring us all and thank you Hinterland Mama for the giveaway and your beautiful blog that I look forward to reading and being inspired some more. Caz

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  68. I've yet to create a peg doll but I am always drawn to those inspired by the cycles and systems of nature, representing the seasons, the equinoxes and solstices, the elements, or months of the year, etc.
    This book seems a good starting point to make my own.
    pnotech @ yahoo . ca

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  69. Anything made by my children will be my favorite! We hope to win this book so my children and I can have a spring board for our next crafting! Perhaps a chessboard full of peg dolls? A peg doll family we can make a doll house for? How exciting!

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  70. I haven't gotten to make an "actual" peg dolls but I absolutely adore them!! I have the materials and am wanting to try my hand at it soon! The book would be a great help.

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  71. I love the flower fairy peg dolls and the bumblebees! So cute! My 2, 7 and 9yo's love them as well. I know the older ones would love making some! Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

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  72. I have never made one before but looking at this I am sooo inspired to start. The book looks wonderful. The kids will have orders lined up for me :) kidsplus2@mail.com

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  73. What an inspiring book! I love peg dolls. My daughter loves to set up scenes and tell stories (or for me to), so I would live to make her some peg dolls. My favorites are the flower fairies- so magical. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  74. What a gorgeous book! We definately love the butterfly fairies to make and play in the flower pots with the butterflies that come and visit us. And love your creations they are very special.

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  75. Oh what a fabulous idea... I found this while looking for kindy holiday craft ideas so in the even that me randomness.org fails to pick me I'll be off to buy the book and find some peg dolls regardless!
    Favourite - if I must - fairies would be current favourite.

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  76. They are all so beautiful! So inspiring to my creativity.

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  77. Every Peg Doll in this amazing and inspiring book begs to be made again, and again . . . and again, to fill the world with love, creativity, and nourishing play. To choose a favourite is difficult, but my 7 year old daughter, who always enjoys making and creating,loves fairies and flowers (as I do!). So we have chosen the flower fairies, so close to our hearts. Thank you so much Aleta and Margaret for this wonderful giveaway.

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  78. Looking for some guidance and inspiration in creating some lovely little counting gnomes. This will be my first attempt at making Peg Dolls.

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  79. My 3 little girls would love these, it is hard to find a good wooden doll shape. I would love to recreate the bees and ladybeetles and any kind of beedle or bug for my nature girls. Thank you for the chance to win.

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