Custom peg dolls
Making a custom order
Bespoke wooden peg dolls and peg people, hand painted to your specification! These unique keepsakes are perfect for wedding cake toppers, family portraits, anniversary presents and all sorts of special occasions.
Please note - I am now fully booked for custom orders into March /April 2018 with some spaces already booked up to October. There is diary space for celebration dates from mid April onwards (mid May for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc)
Where do I start?
Please get in touch to see if there is an order slot free! I usually start at least 8 weeks (10 if you are overseas) before you need your figures, to give time to find out how you will look, make the figures and post them in good time. The diary often gets booked up months ahead; I will try to help if you are short on time but can't guarantee there will be space. You can reserve a slot well in advance and supply your details later on if you'd like to. Figures can be made in advance if you already know how you want them to look.
If there is an order slot and you would like to reserve it, I ask for a non-refundable booking deposit of £5. You can pay using debit card, credit card or through a PayPal account and the £5 is taken off the final cost of your figures.
Once your deposit is paid, I email you some questions about how you want your figures to look. For wedding figures you can send photos, web links, Pinterest images or magazine pictures. For family and pet portraits, you can ususally just send photos.
From your answers I put together an approval sketch like this one for you to review. The black lines don't appear on the final figures. For weddings the bride and groom get separate sketches so the bride can keep her outfit a secret! It is easy to change details at this stage and when your sketch is confirmed as OK, I get painting!
What does it cost?
The same price applies to any set with the same sorts of figures in it, whether wedding or portrait figures. There is a price for any set with two adults, another price for the sets with two adults and a child, another for a couple with pets and so on. There is an extra cost for figures that need bespoke woodwork, for instance shorter dresses or kilts. You can see the prices here.
If you can spot the same 'mix' of figures that you want (even if they don't look like yours), your painted figures would be the same price. If you aren't sure, or if the combination of figures you want is not shown, please drop me a line and I will be happy to give you a price for your set.
I email you to request the balance of payment for your order around the time your set will be posted out to you. The email gives you a link to buy a product from my store plus a voucher code that will discount the £5 you have already paid.
Can we have ....?
You can add different figures, extra figures, pets and other details to your set, such as a veil, base, flower arch... just ask.
What about delivery?
I use Royal Mail tracked, or tracked and 'signed for' postal service. At the end of your booking slot I will contact you to arrange the delivery and ensure someone will be there to accept the parcel. If you are outside the EU you may need to pay import duties on your parcel, which are separate from my charges and outside my control.
Photos and drawings
Images you send me to help plan your figures are only used for that purpose. I use my sketches and photos of the figures I paint to tell other people about what I make. Photos are used on my online store, Etsy, Facebook and other sites but will only be used after your big day.
If you are able to send me your own photos of the Big Day, especially one that shows the figures and the people who they depict, I would be delighted to see it, and would love your permission to use it on my online sites as well.