One thing I really love when the weather improves is that instead of cluttering up every radiator with laundry, I can finally peg the clothes out on the line. They also seem to smell so much nicer and look somewhat brighter, when they've had a blow in the sunny breeze, don't you find.
Once I started hanging my washing outdoors last week, I realised I needed to make a new peg bag as my last one must have blown off the line and was found sometime later in the bushes, having been chewed by our foxy furry friends. Naughty! Note to self: do not leave peg bag on the line once finished with each day. A quick shifty on the good old internet found a simply darling vintage peg bag. Oooh, I want one of those, I thought. I popped the image onto my Pinterest board for future reference (don't you just love Pinterest?)
The lady who owned the vintage peg bag had been kind enough to draft a pattern and write out a tutorial. I didn't have the facility to enlarge the templates so I just sort of drew my own out on graph paper and altered the size of the front pinny a little bit. I also lined the top half of my peg bag so the same pretty fabric would be on show. Then onto choosing the vintage embroidery for the little pinny, the ric rac trim, the binding, the braid. Oooh, happy days.
I even painted the wooden hanger, so giddy-in-love was I with my new peg bag!
You know, of course, that my peg bag obsession did not stop there? Not when there were polka dots, feedsacks, gingham to conquer!
I've popped a few in my blogshop and you'll find the listing here should you be interested. Don't forget, it's Mother's Day this Sunday, 18 March.
I've put up a new hook in the utility room so now I have no excuse to leave my far-too-pretty peg bag outside to the menaces of the furry foxes!