Knights in fine armor! My knights and the dragon are based on the ones in Margret Bloom’s book, Making Peg Dolls, but I did some things differently. I have a book from my childhood which has a knight running away from a castle, across a snowy field, his white surcoat with flapping behind him. So I wanted my knights to have surcoats too,
Surcoats slip over the head and can be worn over armor—they don’t have sleeves. I made these two sided so they woudn’t fray. It’s not quite the look I wanted, Using light weight voile fabric would have been a better choice.
I ended up taking these surcoats off and painting on their armor. I like the Jerusalem cross but a bit of imagination is needed to see the other knight’s rampant lion!
I cut the center of the dragon’s tail and embedded the orange raised ridge, And I skipped the snout in that is sewn to the head piece of the dragon in the book. He’s a very shy dragon. Not causing anyone any trouble! I like him a lot!
While exploring places to buy the unfinished peg dolls, I discovered the wonderful world of unfinished wooden structures, blocks, toys and puzzle figures. The mountains and the castle blocks came from the Etsy shop, ClickityClack that is located in Michigan. They sell the peg dolls and a huge assortment of other items that they design and cut with a jigsaw.
I really like the painted mountains but can’t decide about the castle. I like the bare wood, but can also seen them painted to look like stone walls with roses climbing on them! For now, I’m enjoying them as is!
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