For the last few days, in between packing orders, I've been stitching hexie's using scraps of my favourite Japanese fabrics. Well I say in between orders, to be honest, Mum (Penny) has definitely been doing the lions share as I hurt my back picking up Poppy the back end of the last week (no pun intended)!
I have lots (and I mean lots) of scraps leftover from my bunting days. Most are sorted by size and by designer/collections. This is my most precious bag, it has fabrics in the main by Lecien and Atsuko Matsuyama. I also have quite a lot of uncut pieces, fat quarters and larger........these I am saving to make a quilt just for me....I'm thinking a sampler quilt, maybe one of these if I can get organised.
I'm storing them in this gorgeous tin given to me in the summer by my MIL, lovely isn't it.
They are 1" Hexagons and for speed I'm using these pre-cut papers, which are totally fab and can of course be reused.
I've stitched quite a few now and it's amazing just how much fun you can have arranging them.... yes I know..I think I need to get out more....
As to what I am going to make with them...well I haven't quite decided....so maybe I'll just carry on arranging them........
Shop News......don't forget the Sale is still on over at Pretty Fabrics and Trims, which includes these sweet florals......
....they're so pretty, but we need to make some space for some new fabrics arriving very soon.
Before I go...have you made any resolutions??.....I've not made any as I never manage to stick them, however I have good intentions (does that count?):
First off, I would like to eat a little healthier (less chocolate and crisps) and lose a few pounds, my brother gets married in the summer so there is an incentive.
Next, I would like to do some more dress making, I really enjoyed what I did in 2013 and make lots of twirly dresses for Poppy and maybe the odd one or two for me, you're never too old to twirl!
On a practical note, I have lots of WIP's that need finishing and a stash of fabric that needs using..
and finally, I want to spend time with those that mean the world to me making lots and lots of happy memories, this one I will make happen!