a really really big family

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 – Filed under: arts and crafts,family,nature tables,painting,peg dolls ::

As I enter that part of the 3rd trimester where I’m excited/anxious to meet this baby and see my ankles again… my lovely Mister Mister and daughter have started to talk about the joys of even more children. And pregnancies.

Oh my.

I remembered I had a set of unfinished wooden peg dolls of various shapes and sizes stored away and… under piles of yarn and wool… I found them. One by one we painted them up, and created one really big family.

My daughter helped in each detail of the design, and had me needle felt a big orange bonfire, surrounded by stones, for them to stand next to. In a circle, on her (now very very crowded) spring nature table.

I’m so pleased with how they turned out, and hope they fit the bill. At least for the forseeable future.

8 Responses to “a really really big family”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Thinking of you, as you enter this final stretch of your journey. May you be blessed with peace and serenity during this sacred time. Your peg people are so sweet. The other day I found this wonderful wooden bus on Etsy that said it was "big enough for the whole town to come along"! I chuckled as one of my children said "that's still too small for our family". :)

  2. Shannon Says:

    The middle two look about the same size…perhaps you could do twins to finish things off neatly? :)

  3. Plain and Joyful Living Says:

    What a sweet collection Jen – I am sure it will provide lots of creative play for your daughter.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  4. The Sitting Tree Says:

    This is so sweet. I've been thinking of you often during your countdown, and remembering how excited yet anxious I was with each of my pregnancies:)

  5. PurePixie Says:

    What a sweet family!

  6. Jen from SewnNatural Says:

    thank you everyone for such wonderful, sweet comments!

  7. Sunshine Mama Says:

    The kids and I have also been enjoying making/playing with wood peg people lately. I love that you made a big family, and I think there's nothing wrong with a crowded nature table ;)

  8. no spring chicken Says:

    Love the dolls…and the bonfire!
    Blessings, Debbie