October 29, 2009

Della the pumkin head girl

It's been some time since I last made a peg doll. For a while there, I was... oh what's the word... OBSESSED! I don't know, there's just something magical about making a doll, naming her, and knowing that she has a story. This is Della the little pumpkin girl peg. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, because she doesn't have to hide her pumpkin head. She just tells everyone she is a white pumpkin for Halloween.
The fairy tale about why Della has a pumpkin head goes like this...First off, she wasn't born this way. Some time ago, on a warm October night, a spell was cast upon her family. The spell turned all of Della's family members, including little Della, into some sort of vegetable or fruit head. Let's see... there's Annie Apple Head, Sondra Squash Head, Gauthier Gourd Head (poor thing), and the list goes on. I'm not sure what her family did to tick off the spell caster, but some say the family suffered the spell because they refused to eat their vegetables! In order for the spell to be broken, Della and her family must dance and sing to convince as many boys and girls to eat their fruits and vegetables.

Happy Halloween!



Mary said...

She is fantastic! I adore her story too.

jacqueline said...

She is soo gorgeous....love! Thanks for sharing her lovely story with us! Happy Halloween! Love to you!

Pretty Ditty said...

Thank you! I always feel a little vulnerable when I share something I painted, and then a story to accompany it. Thanks for making feel good about it =)

Anonymous said...

She's adorable. I love the detail on her skirt!

Anonymous said...

What do you use for the holder at the bottom please? I would love to make a peg doll but then she wouldn't stand up!

Pretty Ditty said...

Hi! All of the peg doll supplies are available in my shop Phatfabric.com here is the link to the peg doll supplies http://www.phatfabric.com/wodosu.html You can purchase stands there too.