As hoped, on Tuesday evening I finally got around to finishing off my little peg project.
I'm not quite sure where my sudden urge for pegs came from? Nonetheless, when I have an idea I simply have to see where it will end up!
As you probably remember.....Last month I bought a selection of tradition wooden pegs, as I wanted a fun and crafty project that would not consume too much time. I though these pegs seemed like the perfect choice.
I had some gorgeous shades of acrylic paint, so I started by making my pegs bright and stripey. I love the effect!
The colours remind me of the seaside. Maybe a stripey parasol or the wood of the rent per-day deck chairs, not sure what it is?
Once I had finished painting my pegs all kinds of stripey, I had intended on adding some little ribbons or possibly flowers.
Like many ideas I have, the reality doesn't always match my vision.
Adding flowers and ribbons just didn't seem to do it for me and I really wasn't happy with how they were turning out.
My solution.......I decided just to leave them plain, bright and stripey!
I like how simple and summery they look. Sometimes keeping it simple just seems to work best!
Once I had finished making stripey pegs, I noticed that I still had some pegs leftover.
I decided that I couldn't have these old fashioned pegs and not give making a couple of peg dolls a try.
I had no idea I was going to have so much fun creating these little characters and seeing a little town of peg people gradually grow.
So far I have made nine of these super cute little people, I just love how each of them seems to have a personality of their own.
Would you like to see what I came up with?:
First we have the "Castle Guards".
A little "Baywatch Babe"! Dennis made her, isn't she sexy!!
The "Aristocrats" (they're very posh, look at her gorgeous crocheted gown!):
"His Royal Highness":
And the "Prima Ballerinas".
I had so much fun making these!! Aren't they hilarious!!! I used acrylic paints for each of them and added any extra detail with a permanent marker pen.
Just to make sure they would stay standing up. I made little stands out of air-dry clay and painted them a very regal gold.
This is definitely a project I will revisit. The possibilities for different characters are endless.
I'm thinking next time I'd like to try making a clown, a 70's disco dude and definitely a Queen to keep my King company :-)
My final attempt at peg perfection came in the form of these little mini pegs.
As these pegs are very tiny (2cm long), I decided that they needed to remain simple.
Along with my assortment of colourful embroidery floss.....
...and my mini crochet hook (size 1.25) in hand, I and made some teeny flowers. I made a little accent to the middle of each flower by using a contrasting colour of floss.
Finally I stuck the flowers to the pegs using a hot glue gun.
Here's how they turned out:
I'm so very pleased with the outcome!
I think they look so cute and dainty. I hope to make a notice bored in the near future so that these pretty pegs can hold notes and post cards. Until then, I have them on display in my beautiful little milk jugs. I simply clipped them onto some pieces of dowel and popped them into the jugs.
They have a definite Spring blossom feel, perfect for this time of year! That truly is "Peg Perfection"!
I'm wishing you all a very lovely Easter Weekend!!
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