Friday, December 12, 2014

Family Pegs for Christmas

Did you know that Baby Jesus had a sister.  No, I didn't either.  I heard he had a brother.  I started making these little baby pegs probably 15 year ago.  I would hand stitch the blanket around each one.  I would do pink for girls and blue for boys.  I would print out a tiny slip saying the baby's name, birth date and weight and tuck it into the little blankets.  I gave these to new mommies or Grammies.  I remember my friend getting a package of them.  She said she was telling her husband," There are many little babies in here.  I just made up this idea.  Then I also made  little nativity sets.  These are the ones I made this month.   It is hard to do the details for me.  I need different brushes and a steadier hand.
 
One of my son's and his family.  I made my DIL's all curvy since one owns a fitness studio and the other does Cross Fit.  The little boy has a blue ace on his shirt.  Our school motto.  The little girl is Mabel with her dolly.  I won't be winning any prizes for these.  Mabel is getting a doll house for Christmas, so she can use these for that.
She is really into Frozen esp. after just seeing the princesses in Disney a couple weeks ago.  I had an ad that I looked at to see how to paint them.  So funny, I was blog hopping and someone showed a nativity and a Frozen set that she bought from someone very similar to these.
This is my daughter's family.  She won't get made that she isn't curvy, hah.    I found these little wooden pieces at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas decorations.  I wanted to chalk board paint them but the ribbons couldn't be removed.  I knew I would have black paint all over them.  I only found two.  I thought they would be cute on a tree.  I may stamp the date on them.

Another son's family.  I just couldn't get the dad and one girl right at all.  I think next time they will have painted heads but their bodies all one color.  I put glitter on some of the girls.  I sealed them with different kinds of Mod Podge.
 
This turned out to be my favorite.  It was a kit of different size pegs.  I passed it over the first time I saw it at HB.  When I returned later I looked for it because Christmas items were  50 % off.  There was only one set.  I figured I couldn't buy them individually for that price.  The size of the pegs were a little weird.  Mary and Joseph were big, lots bigger than the shepard and the three kings.  (When my son was little he called them The Three Cowboys)  Then the baby was teeny and so was the angel.  There was a strange round one (egg shaped) for a sheep.  He seemed almost comical and he couldn't keep from tumbling over.  I have several nativity sets that weren't unpacked this year.  I may just keep this one and have it so the kinds can play with it. 
It has been really dark here lately.  So excuse the flash on the pictures.  I know, excuses, excuses. 
 
Hubby had a couple of days off.  It was nice since my car was in the shop.  It's out now, so nice to have wheels.  Today we went to the mall.  Remember I don't go to malls this time of the year.  We went for lunch and to see a movie. We are still using last year's gift card.  We saw," Beyond The Lights." We both thought it was a good movie.  I wouldn't take my kids to it.  Here we are in a crowded mall and there were only two other people in the movie.  Geez, everyone one must have been shopping.  Hubby thought it was crowded.  I didn't think it was that bad.  But considering he doesn't go to malls either at Christmas until Christmas eve.,  it probably did look busy.
Well that's about it from my neck of the woods.  Hope you are all surviving.

18 comments:

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable. I recognized the frozen! Great job. I love the manger. xoxx

Poppy said...

Pretty pegs, Debby, and each one is unique, just like the person they were inspired by!

Happy weekend!

Poppy

Edna B said...

Debby, your peg dolls are adorable and such great gifts. I think your little goat plaque is wonderful. What a great idea starting a goat farm. It's sad, but too often people give baby animals to kids as gifts without knowing if they can take care of them.

Where I worked last, there was a little barn next yard over where a person kept two horses, a rescue baby deer and a rescue baby goat. Amazing, but the animals all got along well together. Eventually, the deer was returned to the wild. I think they rescued a second goat, and it lives with the first one.

This morning is sunny so far, although there is a dusting of white stuff all over my car. Hmmm, I wonder where that came from? It wasn't there when I went to bed last night.

My DIL Janet bought some new pajamas for Pogo. I put them on him last evening, and he just loves them. They keep all of him warm when he is sleeping. And, he looks so darn cute running around the house this morning in his jammies. I'll have to post a photo soon on my blog.

Now it's time to rustle up some breakfast. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

NanaDiana said...

Wow- Those are really cute, Debby! That is a lot of putzy work and you did a fine job of it. I used to do some painting of "littles", too, but haven't in a long time.

That Frozen series is just adorable!!!

Hope you have a great weekend, my friend. xo Diana

Susie said...

Debby, I love your little people...that is what my girls called the Fisher Price people . :):) You are having too much fun . Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. hope you are feeling better.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

I think they are lovely Debby, so sweet and what a qute idea. I have made baby- Jesus-in-a-matchbox-tablecards this year. Head beads the size of peas...so fiddely. Kept getting them glued to my fingers instead of the tiny swaddling clothes :). Pam xx

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Sure enjoyed looking at all your little people! They are all so cute! I bought some black ones but haven't painted them yet. I think you did a very good job!
Blessings
Susie

Shelia said...

Hi Debby! These little people are so cute! You do a very good job on them. Now I want to make little peg people too! Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Julia said...

Hi Debby, I'm finally getting around to visiting blogs. I'm still busy but I took Sunday evening to catch up on friend's blogs.

Your little peg family people and nativity is lovely. It shows you care about your family to make them something personal.

Hugs,
JB

White Lace and Promises said...

So precious! I would love to have one of these. How much? Where do you get these.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Very sweet! I'm sure the Frozen one will be a big hit. :)
Merry Christmas,
Lin

Jen Kershner said...

Ok, that Olaf peg is perfect!! I'm not too keen on the Mall this time of year either. Unless it's at 10am on a Tuesday. No way am I going near that place on a weekend!

Valerie Ratliff said...

Hi Debby,

I'm Valerie and I saw your blog featured on Cozy Little House. It's adorable and I'm your newest follower. It's nice to meet you.
I blog over at Cottage Making Mommy come say hi sometime.

Hugs from Oklahoma,

Valerie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are so cute. What a great hobby!

Art and Sand said...

I don't do malls at all, especially at Christmas. I have to admit that I do a lot of online shopping.

Your little peg families are precious!

Laurie M said...

oh my gosh they are amazing, beautiful!

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh my goodness Debby, those are the sweetest little peg families I have every seen! What a great gift! I Love your nativity. I have collected nativities for over 20 years so they are all treasures to me, it's adorable!!! Nice talent! Blessings, Cindy

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Debby- I just read your last few posts. I guess I had some catching up to do!
I feel just awful for what you're going through with your son. I'm not a parent, but I know that parents can never be at peace if one of their children are not doing well. I'll be praying for you as far as that goes.
I love your little peg people! We used to play with the nativity scene for hours when we were little!
Happy Holidays to you!
Hang in there-
Erica :)