Clothespin Dolls


Chrissa Clothespin

Recently, Kath at Whip Up did a post on clothes pins and it reminded me of these wonderful dolls that my friend and crafter Chrissa Banner makes. I love the accompanying sets she creates so the dolls really fit in a scene. She was inspired by the children’s book series,”The Borrowers” and because of her I’ve almost read them all. There’s something fascinating about a small world you can create and how it can emerge from something so simple as a wooden clothes pin. Link.

Chrissa says “These photos are from a birthday story I made for a friend involving a magic present – a handbag – that whisked her around the world on a birthday adventure. Fritz the cat went along, too.Link.


Here’s a close up of another one of Chrissa’s clothespin dolls based on one of our friends and her brand Lulu Bliss. From her own flickr Clothespin Portraits group. Link.

More Clothespin Dolls

The Small Object Steno Pad makes some cute clothes pin dolls for sale. At left is No. 403 Ric Puffy Rac and at right is No. 399 Sweater Bird. See the flickr photo group of all of The Small Object’s pieces. Link.


Vintage handmade peg doll from Kath’s blog, red current. Lots of resources here on how to make your own clothes pin dolls. Link.

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