Monday, 3 September 2012

Before I Peg It...

I had a little rotting peg bag incident a few weeks ago.  My beloved left my handmade peg bag out in the rain over a weekend and by Monday my wooden dolly pegs had rotted and my poor bag was all mouldy.

I grabbed a couple of meters of this beautiful fabric at Festival of Quilts and set to and made myself a brand new peg bag.

The pattern was from this lovely book by Dandelion Designs Mandy Shaw.  


Although my old peg bag was beyond help I did manage to salvage the little wooden coat hanger from the last peg bag it scrubbed up quite well.
The intention was to use a green spotty contrasting fabric for the inside but in my haste to put it all together I cocked it up!  I didn't have the energy or the inclination to unpick it all so I left it as it was, I do still love it, and not a raw seam in sight.


I think I will get in early and enter this as my September monthly make
 if you are playing too pop over to the group and join in HERE.

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17 comments:

WinnibriggsHouse said...

That is so cute. I love the design and will definitely look out that book. Can see a few Christmas presents looming. Though reading your last post I don't know why I am thinking of doing anything else as we are up to our ears in unforeseen decorating!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Lovely peg bag, hope your family are all under strict instructions to make sure that doesn't get left out in the rain!

dinoprincesschar said...

Ah I love it - so cute!

LaaLaa said...

Oooh, lovely! Didn't he do that before? He is lovely though, so we'll let him off, this time. I LOVE the peg bag AND the pegs. I've been thinking of getting some of those 'proper' dolly pegs as mine keep coming apart. xx

Rosa Lily said...

I love this bag, sooooo cute! You have just reminded me of the Sept group :) x

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Ooh I have serious wanties! That peg bag is gorgeous!
Victoria xx

Alex said...

Nooooo to the mould - your old one was so pretty! However, the new bag is gorgeous so it's not all bad. I love the fabric and shape. So, so cute.

Liz said...

It is lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lucy in the Clouds said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I'm thinking about peg bags as Christmas gifts actually, along with some fabric covered pegs like these: http://pinterest.com/pin/130815564146522797/

Are they simple enough to make though? xx

lemonade kitty said...

Don't you just hate that but what a good excuse to make a new peg bag!! Love the fabrics you've used, Lucey x

FeltByRae said...

So pretty - I love it!

daisychain said...

Oh, this is so lovely! xo

Christine said...

That is sweet. I hope he doesn't leave this one out in the rain

Sian said...

It's beautiful! I have a bit of a thing for peg bags ever since my Grandma let me help her peg the washing out when I was little!

ziggy2407 said...

Gorgeous as always, are there no ends to your talents?

I havent really made much myseldf this year as life seems to have got in the way but I did finish my juumper and will endeavour to get a pic of it and show you.

Hope you're keeping well

Love C x

Dana said...

ooo that is rather lovely.

Cat said...

LOVE the peg bag!
Happy to know I am not the only one who uses one