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Peg dolls, trinkets and prints, celebrating diversity in love and life.
Welcome to Peggy Dollface! I’m Penny, the creator behind Peggy’s empowering and diverse handmade wooden toys, flash cards, jewellery, décor and prints.
As a woman raising a daughter in a world tainted by inequality and injustice, I am glad to have found a way to help other parents who are looking to raise compassionate and informed kids. As I am sure you have found too, there is a distinct lack of toys that represent the wonderful diversity of love and life, such as ethnicity, gender, sexuality and ability. With your help, Peggy Dollface dolls and flash cards help bring social history to life, so kids learn and are inspired and empowered as they play.
What I love, more than anything, is a new creative challenge – so let me know who your inspirations are and I’ll get the brushes out.
Featuring inspirational leaders from social history alongside custom family portraits, portraits of pets and celebrations of PRIDE – these are artworks and toys that promote all the wonderful diversity of love and life.
The idea began when I was struggling to find multicultural and inclusive toys for my toddler, Luca-Ray, that truly represent diversity in all its wonderful guises. So, I started to paint.
And then, as Luca and I started to read the amazing Little People, Big Dreams books by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, I was inspired to paint a bit more – bringing her stories to life on wooden peg dolls. Now, the DREAM BIG collection includes social history icons like Michelle Obama, Amelia Earhart, Amanda Gorman, Greta Thunberg, Martin Luther King, Jr, David Bowie… the list goes on and is ever-growing and evolving.
What began as child-friendly, hand-painted peg dolls, to promote inclusive play in my toddler, has grown into a range for adults and kids alike – with flash cards, custom portraits, art prints, brooches, earrings and even heirloom nesting dolls.
If there’s someone I can paint for you, do drop me a line – I love a good custom order.
All my creations are hand-painted to order and presented in gorgeous reusable and recyclable packaging. The wooden toys are suitable from birth – tested to the highest CE and UK CA safety standards.
She began life as a kooky avatar and with a little magic, came to life as the face of Peggy Dollface. She is an ambivert, with an eclectic taste in music and literature. She loves colour and pattern as forms of self-expression and has recently discovered mindful marbling. Her friends are her family. She loves to cook for them, and even though she is hopeless in the kitchen, her frequent dinner parties are the best! While Peggy’s freestyle dance style may be somewhat out there, it is hers and hers alone. It fills her with joy. It is her favourite way to start the day.