Thursday, March 20, 2014

Who Wants Bon-Bons?

Yep.... sounds like a whole new kinda crazy, but you read it right.  

I was falling asleep at around 1am the other night when an idea flashed under my lids... it was pretty, it was cute... it was Magna-Peg Bon-Bons!  I painted up 6 pegs of the one design - different colours - and attached them to some cardboard in the shape of the centre of a Christmas Bon-Bon!  then, I wrap this centre piece in celophane, tie gold or silver tie around the ends and there you have it!

A Magna-Peg Bon-Bon! 

I've made one ... and it was a great success!  So, I'll be working on making more for this month's Creative Markets and see how they'll sell.  And the price?  Well, $8.00 each... they'll be adorable enough to take off I think. 

Otherwise, I've been working on coathangers, new storage and getting my butt into working on other things for the market, to make things easier for myself.  Money's been a little tight this week, but next week, I'll be okay.  So, what have you been up to in your creative arts?  Until my next post, keep creating!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This Week of Work

It's been a busy week of work for Crafty Pegs.  I've had plenty of ideas running through my head and they've worked out in the last few days of this past week.

On Thursday, I bought some treated pine at Bunnings and dowel and went to Mum and Dad's place to run past my Dad an idea to make a display rack for my new product of painted coathangers.  I had two done up for last month's markets, but this month, there will be more.

At first, I suggested we make a coat rack-like thing, but Dad said that it would fall over, even if we tried to make it as light as possible because the feet would have to be out wide.  So, we had to sit down and figure out another possibility; and came up with two stands that worked out a treat!

When I got home that night, I painted up the stands as much as I could and then got in and did some serious work on the my coathangers.  Right now, I have four all wrapped up and ready to sell; with another four in the process of being half-painted.  I just have to put designs on them and I'll varnish them, wrap them and they'll be ready to sell too for $10 each or two for $15.  Until my next post, keep creating.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Coathangers Getting Painted

I took a bit of a break from painting pegs - or anything really - as I've been very tired lately.  And so I got in and did some of my housework, looked at the types of paint I needed and jumped at some of Riot Art Garden City closing down sales (the place is closing down for around 6 months until Westfield Garden City finishes its extensions).  Dad and I are also looking at cars... but we're not buying anything solid right now, just window-shopping.

Today, though, I sat down and worked on two coathangers.  I painted one up with gold paint, with an undercoat of bright yellow.  It looked gorgeous!  And then, I painted another with a few coats of white... it looked just as pretty.
Tonight, I painted onto the gold one a few silver flames.  It's just a first coat, I still have to work on it and get into finishing it up with a second coat and really get some detail work done on the flames.
The white one is all dot work - curly ends dot work.  It's only a quarter done so far, but I'm confident it'll look good.  So, what have you been up to lately?  Until my next post, keep creating!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Retro Change...

This blog needed a change - a good retro one - and I think it looks great.  I love retro designs and I hope you do too.  

Well, it took me a little while to get this pulled together with the colours and style, but let me know what you think of it. 

Does it need anything? 

Until my next post, keep creating!