Friday, 23 August 2013

Be a Hexie Queen! And a Giveaway!

My day on the bloghop! Thanks to everyone involved and don't forget to look at the blogs of the others involved today.

I left it rather to the last minute to make something for this - relying on my ever present box of hexagons which I add to when I don;t feel like sewing or knitting anything requiring concentration.
Hexagon patchwork
But then at the start of this week I realised inspiration had not struck. What to do?!

I am destashing a lot at the moment and came across some 1/3" hexagons I'd been making for a miniature quilt to enter at this year's Festival of Quilts. Er, yeah, the one I blogged about a few weeks ago with the entry deadline in May. Not one to waste all that work...meet Wonky the mouse.
Hexagon patchwork
I am not a big toy maker but when I saw this on Pinterest I thought it might be fun to make.

I thought I'd followed the pattern exactly but he came out very bulgy so I trimmed and resewed and went a bit freestyle...hence his being named Wonky. But what the hell - he looks better from behind than I do most days.
Hexagon patchwork
Just as he was finished off I came across this:

(Can you tell I am an utter Pinterest addict?!) I started it on Tuesday and finished last night.
Hexagon patchwork
I adapted the pattern a bit to take out the whole extra flower but used the rest. I just need the Altoid tins! Do you know how expensive Altoids are in the UK?
Hexagon patchwork
This is going to be perfect for hexagons on the go.

Before I get to the giveaway I have to show off the bag I made a while back.
Patchwork Handbag
I used it at the Festival of Quilts and people were saying such lovely things about it! I really do love my hexies.

And so to the giveaway. It's not a competition - everyone wins! I have written a tutorial for a bag to make from left over charm squares. I am using it for my phone charger but it could be good for anything!
charm
You can download the PDF pattern by clicking here.

Now go and visit these lovely people and see what they have made!

Day 4: Friday, August 23

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The full schedule is here

81 comments:

feltfree på Åsly said...

Oh, so cute this mouse. I just love it. Your bags are wonderful too. Thanks for sharing

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

I just love your post...gosh...you sound just like me!!! Or wait...maybe I sound just you! Either way - cute mouse (that's a 'must do' now on my list). I think I'll start a hexie collection...why didn't I ever think of that...thanks for the inspiration!

jan said...

I just love Wonky! He is so adorable. And that travel pouch turned out great. Your bag is adorable too. Great job on all your projects - thanks for sharing
xo jan

Just Quilt It said...

Now, that is a mouse I wouldn't mind having in my sewing room! lol He is so cute! The hexie pouch is really cute and so useful. I'm going to have to get a set of hexie materials together for traveling, too! Great job on your projects!

Sharon said...

Your projects turned out just wonderful and I really like the bag. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Judy said...

Wonderful, you are full of ideas! And your mouse is so cute, own design is somtimes the best to do and your job was wonderful!

Heleen Groot said...

I love your bags. They look really adorable. I do have a question about Wonkey.... Does he squeak when you put the pins in? Have a wonderful day!

Britt-Inger said...

The mouse is sew cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and have a great weekend

Frances Campbell said...

What lovely projects. Wonky could easily travel in style in the cute pouch or purse.

KaHolly said...

Dee-lightful little mouse. I saw the same little hexie holder on Pinterest and thought it was so cute. Looked kind of difficult, but your's came out just beautiful. And that handbag. Oh, my, I think I'm in love. Thanks for the pdf. You are sweet.

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love all of your projects there - particularly little wonky he is so cute! never found Altoids this side of the pond (to be honest I have never looked for them) might go pop to Tesco and see. Did you enjoy the quilt show? I went last minute and had a lovely day rummaging around :)

Gill said...

I like your mouse and your bag is fabulous!
Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Wow, I love your creations! Gotta make a mouse now, and I think I'll have a have a hexie travel pouch too. Thanks for sharing!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love, love Wonky! And your purse is stunning. :). Blessings, Marlene

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very very nice.....you have put a lot into this project..I love it!!
Your bag from earlier is just adroable.

Linda said...

wow! Your projects all so much fun! And seeing those hexies all lined up in the container makes me want to make some. (I love the way they look all lined up. I find that more inspiring than even finished projects for some reason!)You did a great job!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great projects! Wonky is adorable and I love your comment about him lol.

apple blossom said...

adorable pin cushion and love the bag thanks for the free tutorial download.

Happy Hexie day to you

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I LOVE your works of art! FABULOUS!!!

Margaret said...

I do love that mouse. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Oh, I love Wonky!! Very cute :)

HQT said...

Love Wonky! Everyone needs a bit of imperfection in their life to appreciate the things that work together perfectly!

I'm going to confess to being a Pinterest addict myself. The day just isn't complete unless I've checked it at least 4 or 5 times a day! Thank goodness they've blocked that site at my workplace or I would get NOTHING done!

Beth

KTMae said...

The mice are squeak-alicious!

Stephanie said...

That hexie purse is wonderful! Thanks for the pattern.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute mouse pin cushion, nice bags.

Needled Mom said...

What a great bag and I love the pin cushion.

Josie McRazie said...

thanks now I have ANOTHER pin to add to my wall! LOL

Carol said...

Love the mouse, wonky and all! Your bag is just beautiful, too. Great job on your hexies!

Denise Russell said...

What a cute mouse! Sapphire the cat is next to me and wants to jump at the screen! :-)

Auntie Em said...

I can see that you are really fond of hexies! The bag is wonderful, and I love the way your little mouse turned out.

Beverly Atkins said...

I Love your mouse! He is so cute. Love all your hexie work. Thanks for the download pattern.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Such a cute mouse! Your bags are awesome. Thanks for the tutorial!

patchouli moon studio said...

Such great projects.

Vickie said...

Beautiful and inspiring projects

suemac said...

So sweet of you to offer a pattern. Thanks.

Michele T said...

All your projects are great - thanks for sharing in the hop!

gpc said...

Great projects -- and your bag just blows my mind! Beautiful! :)

JoyceLM said...

Cute little mouse - thanks for sharing & for the tutorial.

Deb said...

Ma chere cadette,
You look fantastic from behind! I LOVE the mouse and the bag; I showed a picture of the hexie bag to a neighbour who said "elle a tous le talent dans ta famille?" Oh yeah. But I'm still going to have a go at the tutorial.

giddy99 said...

love the mouse, and those TINY hexies!

Madame Samm said...

and can we talk about that bag with the handle...gorgeous my dear..yes you are without a doubt a queen

Mara said...

Lovely projects, the mouse is adorable, I love Pinterest also, great fun.

beaquilter said...

that mouse a squeaking cute! I WANT one

charlotte said...

For someone who waited until the last, you sure made some lovely hexie things.

madebymeinred said...

Oh my. What grrrreat projects. You are very talented.

Linda J said...

I saw that link posted on facebook--the one from pinterest? Making the rounds I'm guessing.

Cute mouse but even lovelier bag!

Debby said...

Oh, oh, oh. Was that a little bag filled with EPP hexies I saw at the top of your page? Wonderful! I think that bag you made is so beautiful. I get so inspired by all the visits I'm making in this hop. Love it all! Thanks for sharing your creativity today.

MooseStash Quilting said...

cute travel kit!

Carla said...

Awww, that mouse pincushion is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

evelyn said...

All great projects, but the mouse makes me smile.

quiltmania said...

Your wonky mouse is adorable!

Suze said...

The mouse is so cute. You did a great job of modifying the pattern. It's the first hexie mouse I've seen. Your hexie on-the-go holder is great. I need to make one of those. And your purse is over the moon. I can only imagine the positive comments that were floating as people eyed it. Thanks for participating and being a great inspiration.

maggie said...

Love, love, love all of your projects. Thanks for sharing.The mouse is wonderful.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Your hexies to go bag is adorable. Great idea (for those who like to do that). lol

Emily C said...

Love the hexie mouse. Very cute.

Robin said...

Oh, I love love love Wonky!! Great Pintrest finds. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Wow, great job on your hexies. The mouse is adorable. Fun, Fun.

Corrie said...

Those are all great. Cute!

Anita said...

Great projects! Love the tiny hexies on your mouse! Your purse is beautiful. I need to make a travel case too!Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Love your mouse. I can't believe you sewed all those mini hexies together. Wow! I am also in love with your hexie purse.

BizyStitches said...

Fun projects. Thanks for the fun and for being in the hop.

DeAnna S. said...

The mouse is so cute and so are your other projects. Thanks for the download. Great job.

Sandy said...

Wonky is so cute...even his hexie ears. I love the travel kit and your purse is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Cute, cute projects!!! The mouse, the hexi travel bag and your hexi bag.
Thanks for sharing ☺

sandra said...

Your little Wonky is so cute my grandson would love him he is into mice right now.i adore that purse it. Is just so beautiful and the little travel kit looks very handy.

Theresa said...

Great job on your project. Your mouse is cute. Those hexies, oh my, are so tiny.66

Katherine said...

Loving your hexie projects, Lixie! Wonky is so cute and fantastic fabric choices on your hexie travel pouch. Clever to have a hexie collection, then when inspiration strikes, you're ready!

Thanks for sharing!

Qltr89 said...

I love Wonky the mouse. Sorry to be commenting so late. I am playing catch-up. I "lost" a couple of days due to vacation prep. I spent the whole day Friday with my fur-baby who is now boarded (she hated me when I dropped her off). Then nearly the whole day Saturday at the airport and in-flight. Thank you for sharing your projects. I do like the bag you made awhile back. It is really attractive. Thank you for the link too. I'll to give it a try.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Wonky is adorable and his backside is just fine! Love the bag you made too! Thanks for sharing!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Lixie!!! Wonky is just adorable! That little project bag is just perfect to carry along. And your bag is so cute, you do have a way with hexies!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Teresa in Music City said...

Your little Wonky pincushion is simply adorable!!! Such tiny hexies!!! I saw that tutorial for the little pouch last week and printed it out to make one too :*)

Shannon said...

I was thinking about making that same hexie pouch. Yours looks great. I like how you did not add the big flower on the front. Your mouse is adorable. Sometimes being wonky is the best!!

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Sarah said...

Yes! Pinterest is evil and I spend way too much time there finding way too many new projects to make. Wonky is just perfect and with a little braided tail. Good lukc on finding a tin replacement for your hexie travel pouch.

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