Today we made peg doll flowers ~
Peg Doll Flower ingredients for a Daffodil ~
(I apologise for the dodgy pictures, I was stitching at night and didn't realise how poor the light really was)
Download the pattern templates from here and cut out yor pieces. Glue your three peg pieces together and set them aside to dry. (I found that the 'head' beads don't go all the way on, no matter how hard you shove, so I just made the dress to fit her long neck)
Lay your collar piece over the skirt, matching the top edges as show above, and then stitch a small running/gathering stitch straight across ~ take note of the stitching line on the pattern template, it is about 1cm from the top edge. The pull up your stitching to gather
Wrap the gathered dress around the doll's neck and pull tight to make the gathers fit. Then stitch securely using whatever method comes to you. Using matching thread whip stitch, blanket or how ever else you fancy down the dress centre back seam to close it.
Play around with her hair, fiddling til you like the look and then carefully glue it on as a wig ~ set her aside to let it dry (I used curly fleece).
To make the daffodil make a row of small running stitches close to the straight edge and then pull to gather and secure the two ends together.
Take your little rectangle piece and roll up the long edge til it is small enough to fit neatly inside the centre of the petals and secure it with some small stitches. At one of the open ends cut a couple of slots so that it will open out and sit flat (see pic below) then poke the tube up into the petal piece with the flaps you just cut staying underneath on the wrong side.
Stitch the flaps to the underside of the petals section to hold the two pieces together.
Flip it over, make loads of little cuts in the top of the trumpet ~ flower done! (I think these would look good on hair clips too...now there is an idea!)
tutorial for a stunning knitted Daffodil last week on her blog Natural Suburbia ~ anyway I thought one good deed deserves another. If you would like her Linda, she is yours!