The Queen’s Guard

| For Kids

Sometimes I feel like I have a strong connection to the British Isles. Although my ethnicity is primarily German and French, I do have some British in me.  Perhaps I feel more of a connection to Great Britain because my great-grandfather was born there and lived there for 21 years of his life. (Before you say, well, she probably didn’t know him, hold on. I did!   He lived to the ripe old age of 101, so yes I actually have some very vivid memories of him like how he could put his (false) teeth into a glass.  I recently found out that his first wife’s (my great-grandmother’s) brother was in service (i.e. for all you non-Downton Abbey watchers, he was a servant) and worked at one of the royal residences polishing doorknobs . . . . but I digress…

So when I wanted to make some little peg doll soldiers for the kiddos’ castle, well those dapper footmen of the Queen’s Guard in their bright red coats, bright brass buttons and black bearskin hats was the perfect answer!

Queen's Guard Peg Dolls

This tutorial is posted over at EverythingEtsy so go on over and check it out. In the meantime, here’s more pictures.

Queen's Guard Peg Dolls
Queen's Guard Peg Dolls

I had way too much fun setting up the soldiers to guard the castle.

Queen's Guard Peg Dolls
Queen's Guard Peg Dolls

Here’s the changing of the guard.

Queen's Guard Peg Dolls

Cheers!

2 Comments

2 Comments on The Queen’s Guard

  1. Annie
    February 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM (6 years ago)

    GAUF!!! Sooo cute! What else are you going to make for the castle. Some Horses would be awesome.

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  2. UK lass in US
    February 6, 2012 at 11:16 PM (6 years ago)

    Sweet! (I’m rather partial to British stuff, too…)

    Reply

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