Monday, January 30, 2012

Box of Princesses

I have loved painting peg people - here were some previous ones I did for my son.  But when I saw this idea by Lil Blue Boo, I decided to do another round of peg people.  I ended up making 3 sets...that's 24 dolls to paint.  It took about 2 weeks of nap times to do this - but it was fun. 

**Just an apology about my photos for a while.  Our house got broken into last week and one of the things they stole was our way awesome camera - a Nikon D80 :(  so my pictures for the forseeable future will be from my phone - which isn't anywhere near as good quality as my camera was.  Luckily, I had emptied the memory stick a couple days before we were robbed (all except for the photos of these peg dolls - so I had to get my friend to send me pics of the finished set with the lunch box since I had already given it away.)

My 6 year old niece was the initial recipient of these, and then I decided that I wanted to make a set for my 2 year old and a friend's 2 year old as well.  But the 2" dolls are a bit of a choking hazard to that age.  So I saw the set from Homemade by Jill and she found some 3.5" dolls online.  Both the 2 year olds love Tinkerbell, so I added her in - even though she's not technically a "princess."  I'm so grumpy about my stolen pictures.  My phone pics don't do these justice - Snow White turned out awesome, and I painted Rapunzel's hair with a metallic gold/yellow since her hair glows when she sings :)

Here you can see the back of the dolls - to get the hair details I did.  No one posted how they did the hair in the back, so it took a while to figure out how to get some of them to look just right.
Also, here's a pic of one of each size in my hand so you can see the size difference.
**I found the lunch box at Jo-Anns and just added the white and yellow vinyl to the front.  I also lined the inside with felt so that the dolls didn't get as bumped around and so that it's a bit quieter


  1. Sorry to hear about your camera. I hope all turns out well. I hope your family was safe.

    As for the dolls, these are beautiful! What a wonderful idea. Could you tell me if you free handed these or did you draw it out on the doll first? Also, what did you coat them with when you were done? Is it a spray or did you paint it on? My wheels are turning for both of my kids. Thank you again for showing us these.

  2. They turned out wonderful! I always thought the boys had all the artistic talent but I was wrong, You do too!
    Love the lunch box idea, very cute. You are a good friend to give something this much work away :)

  3. Thank you so much for the amazing dolls! Genna LOVES them and carries them everywhere. We take them to church since the lunch box is pretty quiet. Good thinking lining it! I can't wait to make them for my neices.

  4. Those are so cute and I would totally buy those because I have no skills in painting. Roxie would go nuts for those

  5. Oh, so sorry about your camera and house broken into!! It's been a year now, so hopefully you've gotten a new one! I love how you posted the backs here :)