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Bleugh, Monday! Although, for me, it is only a four day week, with the prospect of a visit to my dear little nephews at the end of it and a long weekend to boot. First though, a series of hoops to jump through and hurdles to negotiate during my working week. First up, an unscheduled meeting in the office at a time when I had planned to be baking for an event we are running on Tuesday.  Now I’m sure a lot of people would classify baking as a pleasure, and so do I. However, it seems whenever I have to cook at home, as part of my job, I’m also trying to juggle ten other things at the same time so it just becomes stressful. If all turns out well I will try and show you the results.

So on to today’s project, some altered clothes pegs that I will be sharing over at The Graphics Fairy for this week’s Brag Monday.

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Do you still use clothes pegs? I’ll admit it’s a very rare occurence these days as it’s a right fandago having to put up the washing line. So I happened to spy my bag of very old, unused and unloved clothes pegs sulking in the garage and decided to give a few of them a make over.

P1040282 I started by giving them a coat of gesso and then adding colout with distress stains – Worn Lipstick and Broken China. Once dry, I coated the top side with glue and sprinkled on a trio of glitters – fine crystal clear, chunky ice diamond and silver mica flakes.

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Once the glitter had had plenty of time to dry I then went to town adding embellishments. I tried to use bits and pieces that were lying around. I happened to already have the vintage butterfly (well, moth really!) images, from The Graphics Fairy,  printed out. The only things that were not left overs were the chit-chat stickers.

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I think I may add a magnetic strip to the back of these to make them fully functional. I’m already thinking of making some Christmas themed ones and possibly some with bee images. You could also make some specifically to keep pairs of boots and shoes together. Like to have another look?

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By the time you are reading this I should have already cleared my first hurdle of the week. I hope you have a good one and thanks for taking time to buzz by.


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Pegged out — 2 Comments

  1. Lisette – I have to admit your post title peaked my interest in my inbox… to my DELIGHT, this is not at all what I expected to see. You see I subscribe by email feed and it only puts an excerpt of your post and NO photos… so these glittered lovelies made my MONDAY! thanks <3

  2. Owwww, I LOVE these, they are fabulous, especially the pastel colours and the glitter. I really want to make some of these, I hope you do not mind me ‘borrowing’ your idea.

    ….. now where are my pegs.

    Dionne xxx

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