Tuesday 13 August 2013

Pretty Peg

Pretty Peg

Today I've got a little project for you that surprised even myself. It wasn't planned, and was simply a result of playing around. No stamping, no card and most surprisingly of all a project that featured fabric! Those of you who know me, will know that sewing is not a strong point of mine. But if I can find a way around it, I will! *wink*

I was busy die cutting some sweet flowers for another project and whilst rooting through a drawer for something, I came across this sweet square of polka dot fabric given to me by my mum. I remember saying to her "I'm sure I can do something with it...." oh so long ago!

So my eyes looked at this pretty fabric, and then to the Cuttlebug and back to the fabric. Eureka! Cue a very pretty polka-dot flower. Flower complete. What to do with it? Put it on a card? Attach it to a hair-clip? Make a brooch out of it? Nope. Attach it to a peg of course! I also attached a magnetic strip to the back of it. It would look so pretty on the fridge....if I had a fridge with a magnetic front!

For now though, this sweet peg is perched on my desk lamp and is keeping a few papers safe. I think it's made its home there. :) Edited to add: it's not attached anywhere near the bulb! My lamp is much bigger than it sounds! Thanks for the warning, Caryn!

tips and tricks
  • To prevent frayed edges when die cutting thin material, place the material on some card to add an extra layer to your die cutting sandwich.
  • This pretty polka dot material is very thin, so I die cut another flower from blue felt to place behind it for extra stability.
  • Don't spend money on expensive pegs. Buy cheap wooden ones and customise them with acrylic paint (and don't forget, you can stamp on them too!). In order to paint the pegs with even coats, dismantle them and put them back together once painted.
And do you know the sweetest thing about this project? Not a single stitch was involved/harmed in the process. Thank goodness for glue dots! Ha!

So there you have it. A die is not only for a coordinating stamp set! And seeing as I've been busy with the dies, I'm going to enter this sweet peg into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make the Cut. :)

As always, thank you for popping by here today!


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Caryn said...

Hmm paper pegged to a desk lamp - sounds hazardous to me! But hey ho - looks soooo pretty so what the hell!!! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Aimes, it is adorable!!!

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning.

Jenny said...

I love it.... just the sort of little gift you see in those expensive shops but this is all your own work and takes pride of place :0)

Anonymous said...

Hey get you with your classy fridge magnets! I have to admit it's a pretty cool idea though ;)

Vicki x

Maureen said...

so glad that your sewing machine was not harmed in this darling card, Duchess :) It's super cute and I'd want to make all my pegs look this pretty. I think you need to make your mum a few too :) ox

Stacy Kay Brais said...

This is soo cute!!! Love it :)

Anna-Karin said...

Super sweet project and such a great idea. Love the colours and the whitewashed peg. Thank you so much for sharing die cut ideas with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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