Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Peg Doll Swap Christmas 2015

As I told  you a few months ago, this year has been full of change and so many wonderfully answered prayers.  I desperately wanted to find a truly Catholic group of women who see Heaven as their main goal for educating their children.  And I really wanted to make some cute saint peg dolls so I actually prayed for that.  Can you believe it?  Such a small thing, but yet we must be careful what we pray for because, as I've shared in my post A Lesson on Prayer, I have learned that the Lord will say "yes" to all things that will bring us closer to Him.  It's a lesson I must learn over and over again.

Isn't this an awesome view?!

But back to the fun of peg doll swaps!  So yes, I was randomly asked by a fellow Catholic homeschooling mom if I wanted to join their group of mom's making peg dolls for their children for Christmas. Um...YES, please! :)

Infant Jesus

I chose to paint St. Padre Pio, my oldest's favorite saint, and St. Francis of Assisi because we love him as well!  It took a few nights of labor after the kids were in bed to sneak around painting these dolls for my little loves so I could surprise them on Christmas morning.

The rules for our swap:

Bl. Margaret of Castello
1)  paint 1 saint doll per set you want (I wanted two sets, so I painted two different saint dolls)
2)  paint a copy of each set of dolls for each participant (so there were 25 sets of dolls we needed, so I painted 25 of each saint)
3)  Meet up, display and oogle over dolls and go home with your goodies!

That's is!  Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Check out some of the amazing dolls that were made!  I'm so impressed by the artistic abilities of my fellow moms.

Our Lady of Fatima
St. Agnes

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

St. Blaise

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Francis of Assisi (painted by yours truly)
St. Damien of Molokai
St. Florian

St. Gertrude

St. Hildegard of Bingen
St. Isidore

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Margaret Clitherou of York

St. Maria Goretti

St. Martin de Porres

St. Mary Magdelan

St. Maxamilian Kolbe

St. Michael

St. Padre Pio (painted by yours truly)

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Louis Martin (St. Terese' of Lisiuex's father)

St. Zelie Martin (St. Terese' of Lisiuex's mother)

I can't tell you how much fun this swap was!  And my sons were very happy to find this gift from mom and dad waiting for them under the Christmas tree!  We get to spend this coming year learning all about the lives of these saints!

Have you participated in a saints peg doll swap?  Have any tips you can share?  Feel free to comment below!

Blessings to you and yours,


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