“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

And because I want you to stay forever young, today I’m giving away a copy of  Margaret Bloom‘s book: Making Peg Dolls. The more peg dolls you make the younger you become. I was 41 before I got this book, now I am 7 years younger (1 year per peg doll I made). This fun book (192 pages) has over 60 different doll designs with step by step tutorials and patterns for you to play with. The peg dolls in the pictures above are not in the book, but they were inspired by it.  Margaret’s animation also inspired me to create the GIF animation above.

For a chance to win this book, simply  leave a comment on this post. I will announce the winner on Monday, February 25, 2013.

BONUS: With the book I will include one of the peg dolls that I made.  Just let me know your choice from the picture where I numbered the 7 characters.


Learn more about this book on Margaret Bloom’s blog.

Here she listed some good places for buying peg doll blanks.


This post is part of a blog tour organized by Margaret, which is a brilliant  idea that you could use to promote your own book. I love seeing the members of our community connecting with each other in such a creative way. Visit all the participating blogs below:

February 4th:  The Crafty Crow

February 5th:  The Magic Onions

February 6th:  The Toymaker

February 7th:  Clean

February 8th:  Anna Branford

February 11th:  Red Bird Crafts

February 12th:  Art is a Way

February 13th:  Softearth’s World

February 14th:  Chocolate Eyes

February 15th:  Rhythm and Rhyme

February 18th:  Wild Faerie Caps

February 19th:  Sacred Dirt

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