Original Mustard Jig Doll Kit

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Why not Design-your-Own Mustard, with our Original Mustard Jig Doll kit?

Jig dolls are traditional wooden 'toys': dolls with loose limbs that dance and jig, originally with a vibrating board or platform and frequently used by street entertainers and buskers as far back as the mid 19th century. This is our Mustard version. And now you can design your own! He comes with a removable wooden dowel, but you'll have to provide your own vibrating platform and daring dance tunes...

Each doll will be handcrafted by David on the Isle of Arran from tulipwood and birch ply, both of which are sustainable timbers. This is not a toy from one of those lovely factories in China, but the genuine article individually produced from renewable resources, and robust enough to dance the night away for years to come. Your very own Mr Mustard will move, sit (and hum?) in his own idiosyncratic way.

Each kit will contain suggestions and directions to enable you to create the Mustard of your Dreams... Specifically: A hat template (so you could cut a hat brim from cardboard and paint, like we do); a length of measuring tape to paint and use as a scarf; a length of wire to fashion into the ubiquitous spectacles. You would need glue, paint, pliers and little enthusiasm to complete your little man. You could knit him a scarf? Make him a hat out of felt? Add buttons? Post your creations on Facebook? Take him on holiday and send us your snaps?

Each Jig Doll Kit costs £45 and stands (with your assistance) at around 13 inches (330mm) tall. The price includes FREE POSTAGE in the UK. For delivery overseas, please email Cadi at samtoftwoodendolls@yahoo.co.uk

SMALL PRINT - This jig doll is not a toy. It is made of wood, acrylic paint, screws, wire and cardboard. It contains small parts for choking errant dogs and irresponsible adults. Small children should go nowhere near, apparently.

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