Thursday, 25 November 2010

PDCC57 a load of old pegs

Actually the ones I used are new but old sounded better in the post title!

I've been busy making things for our church Advent fair on Saturday, which meant a hunt for crafts that look good but are quick to make.  I'd already chosen this week's photo inspiration a while back, but when I came across the idea of decorating clothes pegs and putting a magnet on the back to turn them into magnetic clips for your fridge I just knew I had to do it for this week's play date cafe challenge!

I just love the shades of browny-grey that pegs go when they are weathered.  This week we are sponsored by a UK company, Stamp Attack, who very kindly supplied the DT with their choice of stamps.  I chose an Alice in Wonderland set.

I printed an early, handwritten copy of part of the Alice story from the internet, coloured it with coffee and glued it to the front of the peg.  I love the contrast of the brown and the grey/black of the old style illustrations.

Sadly we are saying goodbye to two of our super talented design team members this week.  

We'll truly miss them but wish them all the best in what they do next, but will obviously be staying in touch as they do such gorgeous work (and Lisa is our technical wonder who is always able to help us out in the land of computer wizardry :)  )  The other guys have decided to stay on another long while, and Julie and I are busy oohing and ahhing over our DT entrants for the next team.

Please check out the DT's wonderful work, and head over to the Play Date Cafe to see the results of Player Appreciation week - everyone seemed to enjoy this week's colours :)

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving all my US friends!!!


  1. This was oh so creative! Love how you re-created your pegs! xx

  2. Brilliant idea, and the added bonus of a fridge magnet too...great! x

  3. Fabulous Sarah, just love the pegs and the Alice theme.
    luv {brenda) xox

  4. Wow, these look neat! Love the theme. Good luck at the weekend!

  5. Wonderful idea to use the clothespins! They look fabulous with the Alice figures. So happy to have been part of the PDCC with you! Loved seeing what creative way you would inspire us weekly with the colors.

  6. Now that is what I call a "literal translation" of the inspiration pic! Wonderful project, Sarah, I am amazed at the variety of mediums that you are able to make into beautiful art. You truly have a wonderful gift...and thanks for sharing it with us!

  7. I love love your creativity.. those pins are amazing! xo I so enjoy your blog!

  8. Terrific pegs. However do you think to create such wonderful me. Annette x

  9. GETTTTTTTTTTTTT OUT! I love this take on your challenge! You are so amazing--I want some of your talent and thinking!! I so wish I would have ordered this stamp set! LOVE IT:) You rock, Sarah:)

    Even though you are overseas--HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family:)

  10. Love what you have done with my stamps.
    Stampattack Carol

  11. Cute! I'd buy them if they were at our church fair this weekend!;)

  12. Hi Sarah, hope you are feeling a little better. Love the pegs and snap I have just recently purchased these stamps they are fab. The Alice images work perfectly with your pegs. Hope it went well on Saturday. Tracy Evans x x

  13. Hey Sarah, got your question on formspring.. I sent u a msge. Let me know if u need a jpg! I'm so honored! hugs

  14. Love how you've done your pegs, they are great!!! Must try that! x

  15. LOvely creation and beautiful colours. There should be a law that these colours are compulsory and all others banned !!!
    Just joking, but I do love these colours.
    Sue xx


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