I found a spot where the wood grain created a circle and drew in a face. Green dots for the eyes and brown lines for brows. I drew the hint of a nose and a pink line with a slight curve for the mouth. I didn't want the hair to look super neat so I drew quick lines with my brown pencil. Still, it was important to have a steady hand to make sure I didn't draw over the face. I had to keep a tight grip on peg and pencil. The hands, which are simple semicircles, were drawn and colored in a light tan color to make sure they set off from the clothing (the face was left wood-colored). The dress is done in pink and dark pink, the latter acting as a border color for the collar and cuffs, as well as an outline for the sleeves. A couple dots for buttons added a little interest. And, of course, for the finishing touch I glued on the acorn top for a woodland-inspired hat.
She turned out so well that I decided that I want to make a whole bunch of little peg doll people. A village to populate the buildings my little one will build some day. The possibilities are as limitless as my imagination. Mothers, fathers, babies, doctors, grocers, teachers, chefs... I can't wait to get started, though I think I must. There are other projects to finish (my banner is so close to being done!). But soon this village will begin to form.