Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Making Peg Dolls: Giveaway!


It begins just like the other days.
Almost.

Hanging up the washing.
Nubby and bare,
naked as day.
Wishing.

All pegs have wishes, but Jane wishes most, and longest.
For color, aliveness, adventure
beyond the laundry line.
Little does she know that today is the day.

Today the wind is listening.
It twists into a great spiral,
knocking the orderly yard to pieces.
A folding chair barrels across the green.
The chickens gawp, the dog haroops.
Wind whips like a sandblast
and all in one great whoosh, down comes the line!

Socks!
Pegs!
Helter-skelter, shilly-shally, willy-nilly, down! 

And Jane, the wooden wisher, is free. 
 
Free!

Free to don paint and petals,
from Making Peg Dolls, by Margaret Bloom
her owling self,
from Making Peg Dolls, by Margaret Bloom
her fairy face.

It doesn't take much time.
Jane and the family find their secret selves:
Greek gods!  
See, there's Jane in her purple hair.
She's waiting for wings.
She's changed her name to Athena.
Her coming-out party is next week.  
Adventure awaits!

Making Peg Dolls, by Margaret Bloom is here!

Margaret is the creative genius mother of Wish Baby
and the magic behind the blog We Bloom Here.

Making Peg Dolls

 There are umpteen reasons we love this book:
Margaret's illustrations tucked in and around the text. 
Tiny peg bears.
from Making Peg Dolls by Margaret Bloom
Can you say darling? Oh my nubs!
from Making Peg Dolls by Margaret Bloom
Fairy tale dollies.
Owl peggies. 
It's practically flying off the shelves.
This book is THAT hot. 
I packed a Peg Doll Get-Well-Kit for Pip's recovery.
Bliss!
Paint! 
Why don't we do this every day?
I had no idea how joyful and addicting it would be.
 
The thing that amazes me about Making Peg Dolls
is how Margaret has made this process accessible 
to adults and kids of all sizes.
We are smitten. Absolutely smitten with this book. 
I am convinced you will be, too!

And I have a copy of Making Peg Dolls to give away! 


It's simple: Just leave a comment.
You'll be entered in the drawing. 
I'll announce the winner next Wednesday. 
Exciting!

Entries end at midnight on Tuesday, February 26. 

Thank you, Margaret!
To Buy Making Peg Dolls:
 Steiner Books and Book Depository (free shipping worldwide!) 
are just two great sources to buy this book delight! More here.

26 comments:

dlhr74 said...

What a great book! I would love to win a copy!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

The bees! The bees! These are all so fun. Sounds and looks like an incredible book. (Don't enter me, though, because I'd like it to go to someone with little kids or a teacher) I'm going to tweet this post. :)

Anneli said...

I'd love to win. The book seems so inspiring!

Wendy Blue said...

I would love to win this book! My 9 year old daughter would surely love to learn to make some of these sweet dolls. Hoping the fact I live in Canada doesn't disqualify me from entering. Thanks for the chance!

lokiwoman said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

Lise said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Sandra said...

All you could hear here while looking at the photos was "ooooooh" and "aaaaahh"... :) Such wonderful creations!

Jan Morrison said...

oh the dear dear bears - I'm making a kit to take to the grandkids as soon as I get outa here!

Faith E. Hough said...

Lovely! And I love the pictures of you all being creative together. :)
I'm sure my girls would love LOOKING at that book, not to mention making the dollies!

softearthart said...

Wonderful delight, cheers Marie

ziezo said...

A fantastic book! I also love your little kit, brilliant idea.

Faith Pray said...

Yay, friends! I'm so glad Margaret's book has won you over. Wendy Blue, no worries over Canada. You're still eligible.

Mary said...

this looks like so much fun!

Tanya M said...

What a sweet story!
Thank you for the giveaway!

crafty elsie said...

the peg doll get well kit was a brilliant idea.

The Knitty Gritty Homestead said...

Oh, Jane's coming out party...wish I could be a fly on the wall! Such a charming post. And yes, the peg-doll kit is a GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing!

ginny said...

Love your story.Reminds me a bit of the Velveteen Rabbit.Would love to win a copy of the book.Thanks.

Richard Jesse Watson said...

These are so cool, Faithy. Reminds me of the little peoples you used to make (still do, apparently) when you were a wee folk.

DaffodilAngel said...

L like the owl peggies and would love to make some of these (plus I really like the love-bug ones too). I'm "down-under" - not sure if your giveaway is open to me.

Bridget said...

They are adorable - definitely up M's alley and R might get inspired too - sign us up :)
Bridget

Barb Davis-Pyles said...

Oh, how I love Jane and all her peggy longing! So glad she chose the purple hair -- it suits her. What a wonderful project and delightful book!

Tamara Watson said...

I'm in love with the dolls with the acorn hats - who cute are those?!

Kjersten said...

I know just the girl who would love love love this book (besides myself when I was little). This looks so fun!

Genevieve P said...

This book looks so incredible! I've made a few peg dolls before, but none this marvelous.

Carrie said...

Oh, what a fun and inspiring book! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance!

Unknown said...

what a wonderful book - my kids would love this (and so would i)! meganwoodwilcox@gmail.com

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