Wee wooden dolls have arrived!

They have all arrived. Yeh! These are the beautiful dolls from my Wee Wooden Folk swap group. I love each and every one of them. We all had the same remit, but no two people had the same idea. An open ended challenge from Margaret at We Bloom Here inspired us all in different ways. To think I “umm-ed” and “ahh-ed” over whether a daffodil doll would be too obvious. Not wishing to add another daffodil doll to the swap collection!

As I love seeing how people move from idea to design to finished object, I’ll include my initial design doodles. From left to right – lesser celandine, daffodil, bluebell hat and snowdrop.

The daffodil hat would have been fun to make. Anyway I digress.

Introducing the dolls, grouped by continent.

Here are Kaya‘s fairies inspired by the element of fire. They arrived first, flapping over the Channel from Holland.

The others made their way over the Pond from Canada and the US and arrived today.

From left to right:

Madeline, inspired by one of our favourite books from Miriam in the US.

Maki which, means “true hope”, from About A Girl in Canada.

A Spring Maiden from Angie in the US.

Little Boy Blue from Heather in the US.

This has been the first group swap I have joined in with. I have enjoyed every moment. My family has loved receiving the dolls. They have inspired such imaginative play in my children. A big thank you to all my fellow swappers. Your creative imagination and skills rock!

(This is the bluebell fairy that stayed with us. Along with our own Lily Puddle Two-Spot. Not sure what happened to her bluebell flower!)

(Not all the garden inhabitants were thrilled to find their patch filled with chattering, giggling wooden folk.)

Of course a HUGE “Thank you” to Margaret for providing the inspiration and hosting this wonderful swap. Margaret has got a gallery building up on her site, showing the other swap groups. I recommend taking a look.

14 thoughts on “Wee wooden dolls have arrived!

  • Tuesday 22 March, 2011 at 11:44 pm
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    oh, you got some really lovely ones!! i agree this was a super fun swap. i just love swapping! i made daffodils. 😉 very different from your design though. i love that hat! of course, i ADORE your bluebells…..if i haven’t said that a few times already!

    • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:43 pm
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      Thanks rae. It has been fun. I loved making my little dolls. I can see more being made in the near future. Of course, its always nice to have something lovely dropping through the letter box. The children have enjoyed it too.

  • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 1:16 am
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    I LOVE your sweet little Autumn peg dolls…I can’t wait to get our dolls in the mail…so far we have one, and my girls are so smitten…what fuN!!!
    xo maureen

    • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:43 pm
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      They are all so different and fun. Hope yours turn up soon!

  • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 1:22 am
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    I LOVE them. I wish I had signed up. Next time. quick, someone host a swap!
    It must be so fun to own such beauties!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Amanda

    • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:47 pm
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      Oh. It’s usually me saying that. Actually, this is the first one I thought that I could do. I’m going to be on the look out for the next tempting swap, too!

  • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 4:28 am
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    This looks like it was fun! I missed out on this one but I also love participating. I only have done one before at Christmas and while I had fun crafting for it, ours was alittle disappointing. No matter, we’ll do it again:)
    xo Jules

    • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:51 pm
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      I’m sorry yours was disappointing, but glad that you are not put off by it. I liked this one as, although it allowed creativity, it specified using a wooden doll blank. It gave the swap a direction, which I thought was clever. Here’s to the next swap!

  • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:51 am
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    Oh they are fabulous! My big girl and i are waiting and watching our letterbox… It is a long way to travel from the other side of the world tho, so we must be patient!

    • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:53 pm
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      Hope they turn up soon. Images of children peeping through the letter box flap, waiting for the postman.

  • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 12:01 pm
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    Wonderful, what a great idea and a lovely variety of them you have now x

    • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 11:54 pm
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      I love that everyone in the group was inspired in different ways. Good fun.

  • Wednesday 23 March, 2011 at 12:29 pm
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    Oh how fun! Totally adorable!

    • Thursday 24 March, 2011 at 12:04 am
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      Definitely fun. Even our postman was intrigued about all the interesting little parcels from overseas, that we were receiving!

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