Thursday 1 March 2012

Spring Time Pegs

I've got a spare thirty minutes before I need to be off to rehearsals, so I thought I would write a quick little post to all of you lovely readers.

I've once again needed a side line project to focus on. An in-between project to take my mind off sewing in the ends to my granny square blanket.  I wasn't so sure what I wanted to do, although I knew I didn't want to crochet anything new just yet.
Instead I've settled on a very simple and inexpensive project. Decorating clothes pegs!!
I've got my supplies at the ready:

I have a selection of traditional pegs along with some mini clothing pegs I picked up at the craft store.

I've picked out some of my favorite colours of acrylic paint. A glorious combinations of blues, pinks and purples!

Do you want to see whats in the tiny wooden boxes?

Some cute little daisies! I think I'm going to glue these onto the pegs to add a touch of Spring!

I've also got these cute little ladybirds. I think they will fit perfectly at home climbing up the wooden pegs!
Now, maybe some of you are wandering what the book from the first picture has to do with this little project? 
Its actually a lovely little box I bought from a local shop. I'm in love its vintage appearance and the idea that it looks like a book but i can hide little things in very sneaky!!!
I'm not too sure what I'm going to hide in my special book yet. For the time being its holding my pretty pegs and supplies.
I did warn you that this was a quick post :-) I haven't even got a finished project to share. I will show you what I've done so far though:

A little jar of bright and stripey pegs! I'm pretty pleased with how they are turning out and promise to keep you updated with my progress. Until then I do hope you are all having a TRULY SPLENDID week!!!
                                                                                                                                             Matt xxx
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  1. Oooooooooo Matt how spring-like!!!!
    Im hoping those Ladybirds will come and grace our home soon;))))
    Best wishes

  2. Can't wait for the finished product with daisies and ladybirds - looking lovely so far : )

  3. Hi Matt.. I love how you're embellishing real life things to bring color to everyday activities. When I was a young wife I took the lids off large glass jars and painted them blue with flowers and vines all around and I loved them. I made a neat basket yesterday and put the process on my blog.. do come visit! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. You are just sooooo creative and love the colours, brings a smile to my face this foggy morning. Sam xx

  5. How pretty! I love the daisies they are my favourite flowers. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

  6. Pati from London2 March 2012 at 11:20

    Lovely idea Matt! i was thinking of embellishing some of my wooden pegs with washi tape... Have found your blog through another one and I think it is great! x Pati

  7. These are so cute Matt. I love how the simplest things can be so cute and fun! And I'm loving that darling crochet covered glass jar!!!

  8. I just discovered your blog through meme rose and have now become thoroughly hooked.It's going to take a while since now I've got to start from the beginning to make sure I don't miss anything!

    I love your blog :)

    1. Very pretty - can't wait to see them finished. I love the book box. Have a great weekend. Joanna xx

  9. Oh how gorgeous are these!? I can't wait to see your finished 'product' but in the meantime I'm going to have a go at doing some too :D

  10. they look really nice painted like that
    have a nice day


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