July 24, 2015

Peg Doll Swap.

Back in the spring, a mom in our homeschool group was inspired by Catholic Cuisine's peg doll swap and organized one for us.  I've always really loved the saint peg dolls but didn't want to paint them all myself or buy them online.  Elizabeth chose St. Kateri as our saint to paint.  We had to make 22 dolls and print or buy a holy card for them.  (The one I made is above--they were supposed to be larger than a typical holy card).

Of course, we waited until nearly the last minute to start painting.  Elizabeth took half and I took half and the process actually went pretty quickly.  The hardest part was trying to decide what colors and how to paint certain features.

Getting started....

Working together!

Carrie and Peter enjoyed painting their own dolls.
Works in progress.

Elizabeth and one of her dolls finished.

Caroline and her doll.
She carried this doll around with her for several days!

One of Elizabeth's dolls front and back.
We didn't have enough blue paint for all of St. Kateri's shawls so we had to each pick a different blue.
I like Elizabeth's choice.
One of mine front and back. 
Our legion of St. Kateris.

The exchange took place as a mom's night out.
Here, all the saints assembled.
The saints that were painted are:
St. Therese of Lisieux, Bl. Mother Theresa, St. Bakhita, Bl. Imelda, St. Maxmillian Kolbe, St. Paschal, St. Kateri, St. Bernadette, St. Padre Pio, St. Joseph, St. Lucy, St. Joan of Arc,  John Paul II, St. Francis of Assisi,  St. Isadore, St. Cecilia, St. Veronica, St. Nicholas, St. Patrick, and St. Clare

All of the kids were excited to see how each saint doll was painted.  Peter really liked them all.

Caroline really liked the purple ones.  ;)  We plan on getting the dolls out on their feast days or whenever someone really wants to play with them.  I think they will be a treasure for a long time to come in our family!