Thursday, September 16, 2010

my creative space OR reasons my house is so dirty

Please tell me I'm not the only one who chooses crafty stuff over cleaning?*

before

But this is going a wee bit too far, no?

after

But you know I figure for all the time I spend hanging washing on the line I might as well use the time to give myself a few one-word, easily digestible reminders of what's important. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Now to figure out a way sealing them without making the ink run .... any suggestions welcome!

Now put down that broom/duster/cloth/child and head over to Kirsty's place for some creative spaces. She's got the power tools out today so you just know she's serious.


*Who am I kidding? I am so aware I'm preaching to the converted.

23 comments:

  1. Converted indeed. But I hadn't considered the potential in clothes pegs...

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  2. Oh no - why do I feel like you are opening up a whole new crafty option? Designer clothes pegs? Love yours though!

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  3. Oh, I love these! Laundry is the only form of cleaning that I will ever happily do over crafting. Does that mean I'm not a true crafter then?! Maybe it just means I'm weird...

    And I love these photos too. Yep, I think I am weird.

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  4. Your pegs look great, what a sweet idea! Have you tried perhaps an acryllic varnish to paint over, maybe...I have a wierd thing with raw wood, like icypole sticks or wooden spoons, I can't touch them unless they are sealed, it makes all my hair stand on end like nails down a blackboard..odd, I know!

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  5. Very cute and I agree...a nice distration from the monotony of clothes hanging. Depending on what ink you've used have you tried an acrylic spray varnish (it's what I use on my brooches) or even a good coat of mod-podge might work well.

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  6. I'm loving those clothes pegs - and hey, for a chore that seems absolutely relentless, why not add a little sparkle and positive affirmation I say! Great idea and such a wonderful distraction from actually pegging up washing!

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  7. What a great idea! I love anything that makes the mundane a little bit more pleasureable. I can't help you on sealing them (other than good old fashioned lick of varnish). Can't help with the housework either!! Sorry about that. x

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  8. Guilty of crafting over cleaning most everyday. Which usually means at midnight I am dashing to clean so I don't hate myself in the morning but ehh that's life..Love your clothespins although If I had to do laundry like this it would never get done....

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  9. i think it has some potential for a distraction - my bro and I used to play 'the magic peg game' while mum was hanging the washing... could be a good storystarter.

    Magic peg involved certain coloured pegs having a superpower attribute i.e. red = flying, green = giant blah blah...

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  10. I don't know that I would go as far as the pegs, but yes... definitely choose crafting/sewing over cleaning. That is my excuse for a messy house, and I am sticking to it.

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  11. Crafting over housework/eating/sleeping!

    For the pegs I would use a varnish, but you might want to check to make sure it does not wash off/run when wet, especially if you leave your pegs on the line outside in the rain.

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  12. I reward myself with craft when I have done some house work!

    There used to be a comedy show on ABC, I forget what it was called, but it was a comic take on the home and garden shows. Doctor Rudie was there for all your unsightly health problems and a very simple blond show cased her craft ideas. Your pegs today brought the memory back, in one episode she had a segment for obsessive compulsive crafters, where she painted clothes pegs to match the clothes they would be hanging out - floral to match floral, stripes for stripes. Not that I am saying you are obsessive compulsive, but I thought it might give you a laugh.

    :)

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  13. Aww, adorable. I would so rather pimp my clothespegs than do any actual housework. Inspiring!

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  14. Very much preaching to the converted here! Love the pegs

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  15. I don't know what you have used to stamp them with, but in the past I've had good success using a wee bit of normal house paint poured into a dishwashing sponge, you know the ones without many holes?? Then you don't have to worry about it running at all. Resene Paints do awesome testpots.

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  16. I 'retired' from making girls clothing for 4 years. While creating is good for the mind and soul, it can be consuming, don't you think? I love your quilts and clothespins! You are a rock star!

    Laura, HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.com

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  17. oh yeah - I need a peg that reminds me to use my pelvic floor!

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  18. i say craft over work any day - love the pegs! perhaps try some modge podge glue to stop the ink?

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