Mermaids` Makings


Our English grandparents took us to the Pantomime (Sleeping Beauty) at the beginning of this month. It was the first time for Annabel to see the Pantomime and for me too. We both were thrilled! It was so funny and interesting! As Annabel still talks about it we decided to play the story ourselves as well.

I had been thinking about making the  peg dollies for a long time. And now we had a good reason to make them. At first we painted the dollies pink and then drew some clothes on them. Well I did plan to make posh clothes from crepe paper or even fabric but then I decided to keep it simple and quick. We used yarn for  the hair and ribbons for clothes. I think it is quite obvious which ones Annabel has made :D

From the left- Princess, Prince (yes, pink hair was Annabel`s choice), Queen, Witch. It took me a while to convince Annabel that the Witch does have quite an important role in this story. She did not want me to make it. She said that the Witch is naughty. But when everything was finished she played with the Witch quite happily.

We really did not plan to make anything else this evening. But while playing with the dollies we realised that they need a place to live ….. And just before going to bed we started to do some cutting and gluing again..

We will finish the castles tomorrow.


This time we read the story in Estonian. Along with “Sleeping Beauty” we read other princess stories as well. It is a very lovely lovely book with beautiful drawings.


Our finished castles:

Linked to  “Kids Get Crafty” and “Carnival of Small World Play”

Update a year later. As I get lots of questions about what we are doing with our old creations I thought I`d show that the castles are still with us :)  I have only covered them in Mod Podge to make them last even longer. And they are not on  top of the tv anymore as we have got a new tv. But yes.. we are still playing with them.

8 comments on “Pantomime

  1. Annmarie
    April 7, 2011

    I love these castles so simple but they look like so much fun. I’ve been saving toilet roll tubes for a while.We are going to make some today.

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  3. Red Ted Art
    March 2, 2011

    Oh my word your castles AND dollies are BRILLIANT! I LOVE LOVE LOVE! So wonderful! And yes, isn’t it funny how sometimes the “make it as you go along” crafts just turn out the best ever!!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing! Peg dolls are on my to do list!


  4. Pandora
    January 30, 2010

    Wow! You two have been busy :-) I especially like the green peg dolly; the fabric is beautiful! How wonderful that the peg dollies will have their own castle. x

  5. mermaid
    January 27, 2010

    Thanks ladies :)

    Katrin, ikka olen alles.. meil pole ju kylm :D

  6. Katrin
    January 27, 2010

    Väga lahedad!
    Oled sa ikka alles, ära pole külmanud?

  7. pam
    January 27, 2010

    Very, very cute! I love the long, long hair on the dollies! And the brilliant colors!

  8. elisabeth65
    January 26, 2010

    Lovely dollies and castles! Well done, Linda and Annabel.

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