5 Dec 2012

peg angels










It was a sweltering day. The kind where the grass feels crispy underfoot and the air outside cloaks you making everyday movement tiresome. That eerie yellow afternoon haze that only comes with oppressive heat filtered in. Thoughts of an impending bush fire season weighed heavily on my mind. Temperaments were tetchy at best and dinner preparations took a turn for the worse.

A glance around the room, a sigh....a smile. Vintage nutcrackers, blown glass ornaments from far off places, memories of travels, a knitted Santa with a damp toe from a teething baby boy. Christmas.

A fossick through pretty things, some snipping, some gluing. Gentle nattering with my baby girl whilst her brother dreamed. Cold drinks cooled tempers and all was well in the world.

Steph x

We made peg angels using some old dolly pegs, vintage hankies, doilies cut in half, a strip of tin foil folded til thin and then twisted into a halo, wool scraps for hair and a glue gun. We made the halo first and then glued it to the back of the peg. A small hole was made in the hanky and then the peg was popped over the top with a whisker of hot glue around the neck to keep it in place. The half doily was glued to the back, some hair was added and twine was wrapped around to hang her from the tree. A happy face completed our angel.


16 comments:

  1. Oh these angels are the sweetest Steph! I remember making peg dollies as a wee girl and have a stack stashed away for some holiday crafting :)
    I understand the tetchiness...that was me yesterday. I really don't cope well with the heat..hope tomorrow is a little cooler for you.

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  2. Beautiful Steph. We haven't got our tree yet, but I can't wait!

    Hope you're having a happy week. xo

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  3. It has been so very hot hasn't it Steph and the smell of fires have been lingering here, I do hope we have more rain this summer I do worry during hot seasons. These peg angels are beautiful. You and your little girl make a great crafting team. xx

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  4. I love the wee peg angels. Don't you just love this time of year with all the craft? x

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  5. They are so pretty and effective. I wonder if I can find some suitable bits for my girls to have a go.

    Nina x

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  6. here from che&fidel - such beautiful photos! x

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  7. Now I want to make peg angels, too! They are so sweet.

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  8. love love love your angels...why all i need are some vintage pegs...much love sweet girl x

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  9. I haven't seen or thought of peg angels in years. That's the sort of thing that goes right along with my idea of Christmas. Stay cool. xx

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  10. Oh how cute! My Ella would love to make these :)It feels so nice to have the cool change come in and refreshen everything!
    Ellen xx

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  11. Steph - these pegs angels....they make me want to make them like right now. Love! xx

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  12. These are so sweet steph, what a lovely idea to use vintage hankies. xx

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  13. That is the very best of brilliant ideas (and the sweetest photos!)

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Your words brighten my day! Thank-you so much for joining me on my adventure. x