Peg dolls are one of my favorite children’s toys. There’s just something so charming about them. And kids always seem to love them too — they’re easy for them to hold onto, small enough to carry around with them (anyone else have a kid who loves to hoard?), and they encourage imaginative play.
Made by Layla is a peg doll shop I stumbled upon on Instagram many months ago and I’ve been smitten ever since. These dolls are absolutely some of the most beautiful and unique peg dolls I’ve seen. They come in a variety of characters for both boys and girls including superheroes, princesses, ninjas, fairy tale characters, and more.
Layla is the absolutely sweet owner & creator behind Made by Layla (bet you didn’t see that one coming :)). She is mama to two boys (ages 12 and 5) and one girl (age 8) and wife to her high-school sweetheart. She got her start by making peg doll necklaces for birthday gifts and enjoyed it so much she decided to open an online shop back in May 2013.
Layla designs every item in her shop and paints each doll by hand using non-toxic paint and sealer. She only uses products made right here in the USA to create her peg dolls, including the storage bags which are made by a SAHM in Layla’s community. She is the original creator of the baby-wearing mama set (my personal favorite!), Liberty of London peg dolls, peg doll necklaces, bebé pregnancy or gender reveal dolls, and more.
The love that goes into creating each doll is really apparent when you see the dolls in person. There is an incredible level of detail and they are truly beautiful pieces! We just adore our set Madeline set and I know these dolls will become a favorite new birthday gift for us to give. The quality is superb.
Layla loves creating peg dolls as she wants to keep classic toys alive. I asked Layla if she’d tell me her favorite dolls and she said while she loves all the dolls she creates, her personal favorite is Coffee Break Girl (this doll is Layla — love it!). And another fun fact, Layla is actually pronounced Lila! Layla has even considered legally changing her name to Lila since I can imagine everyone pronounces it Lay-la. 🙂 But now you know!
Now through Monday, October 20th, Layla is giving you 20% off to her shop with code “THRIFTYLITTLES.” Hooray!
**For shop updates, follow along with Made by Layla on Instagram.