How did it get to be Sunday afternoon again already? I don’t know where the weekends go. The weeks themselves fly by, but then it gets to the weekend and time just speeds up even more. So unfair.
I’ve had a nice couple of days. The weather has been lovely (too hot for some at this time of year but I love it) and I’ve spend time with my Mum and Mother-in-law. I did a simple high tea/morning tea yesterday, nothing extravagant and we had a nice time just catching up and chilling out. I wanted to stay in touch with my Mother-in-law as much as possible, after my marriage break-up, so I have tried to keep things as they were, at least between us. She has always been very kind to me and welcomed me into the family straight away and I would hate to lose contact with her. I’m not sure what the protocol is when you break up with someone, but I feel that I didn’t break up with her or the rest of the family so, while keeping a respectful distance from the ex and not making things uncomfortable for him (I don’t need to turn up at every family gathering) I think it’s ok if I at least see them for their birthdays and other big events. This week both my Mum and Mother-in-law celebrated their birthdays, hence the morning tea. November is a busy month for me with lots of birthdays and other occasions. I’m also doing a watercolour painting class in a couple of weeks which I am looking forward to (with some trepidation – I’m not the world’s greatest painter AT ALL but I do love the look of watercolour).
Last night (actually, late last night – I was up past midnight naughty girl) I prepared a bunch of pegs for making into my “Pretty Pegs” sets which I aim to sell at my mini-market. They are good little sellers – easy to make and not a lot of initial outlay for materials. Good for stocking fillers and just look really pretty when displayed. They are also a good “TV Craft” i.e. they are something I can do whilst watching telly. I like to multi-task! 🙂
So, last night I glued co-ordinating papers to the pegs in sets of four. I used Ranger Matt Accents – it glues well and dries quickly, sealing the paper to the wood nicely. I left the pegs to dry overnight to make sure the paper had bonded well. This morning I sat and snipped the paper so it was nice and close to the edges of the pegs and then sanded them to give them a lived-in, distressed look and to take off any rough edges. I hate sanding – it takes forever (well, not really, but I am an impatient crafter!). I had quite a few little sets to do:
Lots of pegs!
Extreme close up!
Next I will tie the pegs together in their matching sets with a length of raffia (which I have just realised I have run out of) and attach a little tag that gives ideas for using the pegs and voila! That’s it. Easy-peasy. Which is what you want on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I am hoping to make a few more things today…so stay tuned! 🙂
Cheated a bit here – I used a photo from some sets I made previously (“here’s one I made earlier!”)