Happening Now

Announcing The Winners...
10 November 2014
Happening Now

Who would be a peg doll judge!! Surely the hardest job in the world.

Choosing the winners was never going to be easy, as our guest judge Bridget Dunn, Wellington entrepreneur & co-owner of Prefab Cafe, discovered. Bridget found so much to love about so many of the peg dolls, from the exuberant and enthusiastic names, to the wonky smiles, the incredible creativity of all the entries, the humour, and the fun and love that went in to them all. She felt they captured all the warmth & originality & uniqueness that a Peg Doll should be.

After much deliberation, this years winners are...

Amelia Rose the Garden Fairy by Anna Best, age 10, from Nelson.
Bridget loved all the detail in Anna's peg doll entry, from the wings carefully made from skeleton wings to her amazing many-petalled skirt. Of course what Bridget didn't know is that Anna has entered our peg doll competition every year, so we are beyond thrilled for her that she is our overall winner this year.

Violet by Lola Nicholls, age 6, from Napier.
Lola collected all the flowers, sticks and leaves to make her cute little entry from the garden and on her daily walks to and from school.

Mocking Jay Queen by Sabine Farrar, age 11, from Wellington.
Sabine's entry has an amazing feathered dress and hat.

Mickey & Minnie Mouse, by Olivia Powell, age 12, from Auckland.
Everyone's favourite couple make beautiful peg dolls!

Synchronised Swimmers by Zara Stevenson, age 11, from Nelson.
Zara's entry came with a photo of her and her friends in their synchronised swim team outfit - and they look just like this!

Fright Night Bat, by James Stevenson, age 8, from Nelson.
We particularly liked the Designers Guild silk that James used under the bat's wings.

Give Me A Twirl Girl by Beverley Wong Nam of Wellington.
Bridget felt that the detail in this peg doll's dress is what set it apart as the winner. Every twirl is individually curled layers of paper.

The Wizard of Oz, by Amy Masters.
Creativity obviously runs high in the Masters family. Amy's sister and mother have both been previous winners in our competition.
This entry is such a deserving winner - quite incredible!

China MadeIn by Lynne Davison, from Christchurch.
So beautiful in it's simplicity. So complex in the making! What you can't see, but the judge could, is Lynne's rearranged chips of the 'made in china' back stamp to give her peg it's name 'China Made in'.

The Small Acorns by Tori Davidson-Harron, from Raumati.
Of course Tori has captured the Small Acorns team perfectly with our love of flowers, cute acorn hats and Orla Kiely wallpaper.

Congratulations to all our winners, and huge love to everyone who entered our competition, or who helped and encouraged a little one to enter our competition. And thank you to everyone who voted. Your enthusiasm was well noted and frenzied!
We chose a voter number at random to win a thank you prize, and this has been won by Kathryn Eastham.

Our winners this year will all receive some wonderful prizes thanks in no small part to our sponsors -

Designers Guild
Castle and Things
Sweet William
and Nellie Tier.

All peg dolls will be on display in our window, until the week commencing November 24th, after which time they will be available for collection or return if you have already sent us your prepaid return envelopes. All unclaimed peg dolls will be lovingly adopted into the Small Acorns family.

We look forward already to next year's competition!

Amanda & the Small Acorns team. xx

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