Some hexie loveliness …

by Helen on April 19, 2014

I’ve really enjoyed my hexies project using up all the lovely tiny scraps of fabric in my box that are too small for anything else.  I have cut and stitched over a hundred little hexies to create a lovely little pouch for toiletries.  And there’s more .. some vintage stitchery too.  I thought very hard about this, and as my pouch is likely to be used at the beginning and end of the day, combined the phrases “Good morning sunshine” and “Goodnight sweetheart” with some beautiful vintage bluebirds.

When photographing my pouch I decided that I needed some little models to enhance the pictures, and chose the French Hens for the morning side of the pouch, and Lovebirds for the evening.  

They all gathered round to receive some words of advice from Mr & Mrs Mouse who, after all, were professionally photographed for their cover appearance not so very long ago.  Then first it was the turn of the French Hens …..

Who did rather well.  The Lovebirds were a little nervous, but quickly got into the swing of things ….

Though Mrs Lovebird got so excited she nearly fell off her perch!  The pattern for my Sunshine Sweetheart pouch (as well as a little more about English paper piecing) will be in the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – out on Thursday.

Oh, and I nearly forgot to tell you – it was soooo funny!  I was sitting on the sofa handstitching my hexagons – or was I tacking them to the papers – I can’t quite remember.  Anyway, I threaded my needle and held it up in front of me to straighten out the thread when …. along came that naughty Miss Daisy – caught the end of thread in her flubbery mouth and sucked it – right out of my needle and down to goodness knows where – it vanished completely into her insides!  I was left threadless – and speechless too.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie April 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Oh I do hope Daisy is OK after eating the thread…..
Really looking forward to this month’s magazine
Julie xxxx


Olga April 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

The hexies look lovely! I once made a sewing bag with hexagons on it. Took me ages, but I LOVE the look of it!


Valerie April 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Oh my gosh! I hope lil Daisy us all right? I know someone whose pup had to gave a cross stitch needle surgically removed after swallowing it. Yikes!!


Valerie April 19, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Oopsie, should say Daisy is…. and have a cross ….


Helen April 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Hi Valerie, yes Daisy’s fine thank you. She only sucked the thread out of the needle, not the needle itself luckily! Xx


Baa. xxx April 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

ha! ha! Trust Daisy! She must have thought it was food!


Kay April 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Hope that Daisy is fine! I love EPP and find it very relaxing, I usually have something on the go with EPP all the time. It really is a good scrap buster too.


Jane April 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

I’m glad Daisy is okay. I worked for the PDSA for a few years and it was amazing how many cats and dogs had to be operated on because of swallowing wool and threads, needles too sometimes. I think that’s why I’m fanatical about using pin cushions, especially with two lunatic cats around the house. I love hand stitching hexagons, it’s so relaxing.


Tammy Edwards April 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Love your Sunshine Sweetheart Pouch and all the cute little critters playfully perched on and around it…can’t wait to receive your magazine!
So very glad Daisy is okay : )
Have a great day!


Lizzie May 27, 2014 at 9:17 am

Hello Bustle & Sew! I’ve just discovered you and am loving the hexis and all your other beautiful projects. I also like the chickens in the pictures too. Have you had these as a ‘make’ project? x.x.


Helen May 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Hi Lizzie, thanks very much – yes you’ll find my French Hens in the softies section of my shop xx


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