Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Work in Process-Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens and Bishops too
Want to wish the best to you
So wish day, wash day, what do you say
Happy birthday to you!



I have had in mind to make a royal family of peg dolls for a while.  So now I have completed the king and queen using the 3 inch size wooden bases.
Royal children will follow.




I used a variety of colors, not just the royal
red and blue.  I covered the doll with a color
and then add a cape that accents or contrasts to the body.
Both are embroidered with various stitches
that appeal to me.  No two are alike in color
or stitching.  On some of the capes I experimented
with punching out a star or heart then sewing
2 capes together of different colors so the shape
is visible.

I used the following stitches: chain, running, blanket,
feather and french knot and I use these stitches a lot because they are relatively easy and versatile.

There are many sites, blogs and You Tube tutorials for embroidery.  here is one: Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials.




Work table with peg dolls in various stages of completion.



 Detail of body covering with stitching.

 

 Cloaks on




























































































































































Hair roving is lightly needle felted for durability.


 
Unisex crowns.









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13 comments:

  1. Oh my - these are too cute! I teach a preschool class and those kids would love these!

    Found you at the No Rules party @ Sincerely, Paula! I'd love for you to share this with our readers at the Pinterest Power Party and get pinned! Hope you have a Terrific Thursday!

    Danielle
    http://www.sewmuchcrafting.com/2013/02/pinterest-power-party-co-hosting.html?

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  2. These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

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  3. Hi Karen,
    You left a comment on my blog asking how I lined up all of my party links. I use InLinkz to do that. I would have emailed you directly but you appeared as a no-reply commenter. If you are interested, I recently wrote an easy to follow tutorial Are you a No-Reply Blogger? that shows you how to fix it.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,
    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  4. What lovely kings and queens, love all their detail :-)

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  5. These are so cute! What a great idea!


    I would like to invite you to link up to my linky party, Thrifty Thursday!

    appleofmamaseye.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!

    -Lindsey

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  6. Wow! found this through Waldorf Wednesday. They make me want to work on my embroidery skills. So darling.

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  7. Visit from Happy Friday Blog Hop.
    Time to visit and follow.
    would be great if you can visit and link up.
    Have a great day.
    Nan
    www.blogshe.net

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  8. These are so cute!

    Thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together!

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  9. Your peg people are so nice! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/bunnys-bento-box-eco-kids-tuesday.html

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  10. Adorable! So sweet!
    I loved this craft and will be featuring you tomorrow, so do hop on over and grab your button :)
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  11. These are SOOO adorable!! Just love them! My daughter would get hours of enjoyment out of them! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party!

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  12. Thank you for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/waldorf-wednesday-link-up/waldorf-wednesday-25/

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