Tuesday, 4 June 2013

A little change to make life better

This was my peg bucket.

It said 'PEGS' in big friendly letters on the side, and so I always believed that it must have some special powers to make it perfectly suited to peg storage... and yet it was almost completely unfit for purpose. 

Sometimes I found snails living inside it. 

Then I had a revelation: other people use peg bags. Last week's phone cosy process works equally well for a simple little bag. I scaled it up a little, added a shoulder strap, and used a morsel of precious Japanese linen for the flap.

The stripy fabric is from Cath Kidston (with a sturdy interfacing) and the lining is grey gingham from Ikea.

 I feel like a proper grown-up with my bespoke peg bag, and it lives indoors, where there are no snails.

Why didn't I think of that before?


  1. Most fabulous peg bag EVER! (I keep mine in a wire basket)

  2. Looks great! Much better than my old Oxiclean bucket that I keep mine in.;)

  3. Awesome peg bag!

    I have a cane basket but this is much nicer.

  4. Looks much more user friendly than the bucket you had before :)

  5. Thanks, Carolyn - it really is! Only problem now is what to do with the bucket... I may have to bring it inside for sewing storage.