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Loving…dip-dye pegs

A couple of weeks ago I decided to spruce up some boring clothes’ pegs by dip-dying them.  I had some normal craft paint lying around, which did the job perfectly.  I think they’d make a great addition to any gift wrapping, or even to just use around the kitchen for sealing bags.  You could even stick a magnet on the bag to keep notes on the fridge.  They would also work well for wedding decor, to attach place cards to glasses or twine.  The possibilities are endless!

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I used some Heritage craft paint, but you can use whatever you like, as long as it’s not too runny, otherwise it may drip.  Mine was actually too thick, so I had to use a toothpick to smooth off the edges.  I found it worked quite well to attach two pegs together, since you can hold onto the second peg while dipping, and then that acts as the base while they’re drying.

What will you need:

  • wooden pegs (the good ol’ fashioned kind)
  • craft paint
  • toothpicks
  • a protected surface (covered in cling-wrap or something similar)

Everything is pretty self-explanatory, just clip the pegs together in pairs, and get dipping!  You can use a toothpick to make a straight edge, or to wipe off any excess paint.

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Loving…Happypotamus

A few weeks ago my mom sent me the link to this beautiful website, called Heidi Bears.  And that’s how I fell in love with a hippo.

You’ll know from my previous post that I’ve recently started crocheting, and my first project is an heirloom blanket.  While the blanket is going really well (I’ll post an update soon), it’s definitely a long term project, so I’m dying to do something that will be satisfyingly quick-ish.  So I’m going to crochet a Happypotamus (there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write).

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Isn’t she a beaut?  I don’t really have any particular reason for wanting to crochet a Happypotamus, and at the moment she isn’t intended for anyone in particular.  If you want to crochet your own, firstly, please let me know, and then head over to Ravelry to purchase the pattern.  What got me really excited was the amazing photos of the 310 (and counting) Happypotami (?) who have been made by other people.   Here are some of my favourites:

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My apologies for not crediting all the pictures, but they can all be found on the pattern project page.

Finally, my hippo is going to need a name.  Any suggestions?  Henrietta?  Hailey?  Honey?


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Loving…wine bottle herb gardens

Hmmm, I feel a DIY project coming on.  How cool are these wine bottle herb gardens from Uncommon Goods?

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