Our winner of the mystery book is Kirsty the Sometime Seamstress. Well done, Kirsty! Check out her recent Sencha, guys – it’s really pretty. I’ll be in touch for a postal address, Kirsty, and please remember to send me a photo of you with the book once you’ve torn open that pink tissue paper! People want to know what’s inside.
In other news, and I know you can barely contain your excitement, I made myself a new peg bag. Never let it be said that I don’t know how to have a good time at Didyoumakethat Towers. The silliest thing about this project is – we’re entering winter! I’m not going to be using a peg bag for at least the next six months. But I had some pretty scraps of fabric and an urge to make something that didn’t need careful fitting. So…
Here’s the original. It’s the best peg bag in the world and can be worn across my body as I peg out the sheets. I love it – it’s just so damn practical. But it’s definitely looking faded and sorry for itself:
I ripped off the old fabric and kept the key components:
If you have access to a screw in hook, a length of rope and a piece of wood, you could make one of these peg bags, too!
A few 10x10cm patchwork squares later, and I was rocking and rolling. I particularly love the little bit of embroidery I added:
And the picture details in the fabric squares:
This was easy-peasy to make. It’s not the most sophisticated sewing I’ve ever done but I will smile every time I walk into the kitchen and see my peg bag hanging on the wall beside the back door, waiting for Spring to return…