Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hexi Blog Hop....More fun than I thought...

Ok, I've never made a hexi before. In fact the only hexis I've seen in person were little English paper piecing ones my sister was hand sewing. She had a bunch of plastic sandwich bags full of them.  (Did not look like fun to me, so despite my sister's enthusiasm for those tiny hexis I had no intention of trying them).  Along comes the Hexi Blog Hop and again I didn't think I would try it, but there were OLISO iron giveaways and Quiltscapes blog had just posted a terrific Hexi hot pad. I needed a new iron so badly that I signed up. Unfortunately I didn't win a iron, but I did have fun making a couple hexi projects.  My first project was (surprise) a Hexi hot pad :
 I made it to go with some placemats and a table runner (pattern called Table for Four) 
and a fabric bowl as a gift for my niece.
 I love the front fabrics, but the back fabric is fun, too.
My second project was a take off of the hexi hot pad. I made the five hexis without
the insulbrite and sewed them together before finishing the blanket stitch on the curves.
Some close ups of the cute fabrics

Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit the other creative Hexi creators today:
Day 5: Monday, August 26
Scrapbook-ChickaDoodle (you are here)
I apologize that when I signed up for the hop, I didn't realize we would be on vacation with very limited, if any, internet service. I hope I will be able to read the blogs from my phone, but might not be able to comment. I will not be replying to comments left on my blog post, but I want you to know I truly enjoy receiving all your comments. I will be having a giveaway of some fabric (fabric not chosen yet, maybe I will pick something up on vacation). Open to all followers who leave comments. I will chose a winner Sept 9th..

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

HEXI Blog Hop Schedule

Sorry everyone! This was supposed to post Monday at midnight. Don't know why it didn't. Just noticed it as I was preparing my post for Sunday night. I sure hope it works Sunday night because I will be out of state on vacation and internet is iffy where I will be staying.  Keeping my fingers crossed......
Now enjoy the hop, there are some amazing projects out there!!
Tuesday, August 20
Wednesday, August 21
Cheryl James – Sew We Quilt
Thursday, August 22 
Julia Plunket – Sew We Quilt
Friday, August 23
Monday, August 26
Tuesday, August 27
Wednesday, August 28

Sunday, August 4, 2013

HO HO HO, It's Blog Hop Time!

Before I show my little projects, I want to say Thank You Carol and Madame Samm for another wonderful hop. You have inspired us to create and kept us all organized.

I worked on two projects. First, a super cute snowman pleated zip bag. I love how the striped fabric peeks out from the pleats. The inside is peppermint candies. Sorry the photo doesn't show the inside pockets, or the cute snowflake topstitching on the striped fabric. This is the first time I have made a zip bag, so other than adding inside pockets, I didn't change the pattern. Now that I have the pattern down, I know my next one will have a ruffle. Sorry for the indoor photos, rainy days didn't allow for outdoor photos.

This cute pattern and a terrific video tutorial is available at and

My second project is a cute fabric bowl. It was so much fun to make and so easy with just a zig zag stitch on the sewing machine. I know I will be making many of these in the future.

Thanks for stopping by.
For a chance at a giveaway see my post "Traveling Stash and some wins". I will pick a winner  on Sunday August 11th so I can mail out on Friday Aug 16th.
Be sure to visit the other crafty creative ladies today:
August 5
Scrapbook ChickADoodle (you are here)