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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year everyone!

This is a great time to reflect on our goals for the new year.  I like to do this often as my goals change. Be detailed with your goals, the more detailed you are the more likely you will go after them.  Then take action within the first 24 hours after setting them.  For example, is one of your goals to lose weight, then within the first 24 hours join a gym, buy a DVD workout program, go on a 30 minute walk.  Do something!  I really believe taking action right away can be the key to your success.  I mean, really, without taking action it's not a goal it is a "dream". 

I wish for you a spectacular 2013!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful day with your family and loved ones.

Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Mary Did You Know?  (Cee Lo Green)


Sunday, November 4, 2012

More Hexagons

What a great Saturday night, Dirty Dancing on t.v. and hexis!  Have had this project going for a while now.  No deadline so no real urgency to get it done.  Basted a bunch last night and snipped ends to get them all organized.  I am up to 350 hexis!  I honestly have no idea how many it will take as I haven't decided on a pattern.  At first I was thinking of a traditional Grandmother's Garden but I have seen so many great uses of hexis that I haven't decided yet.  I have done everything myself, to printing and cutting out the paper templates for each hexi and cutting the 2 inch squares.  Below is a little bit about my process. 

Pile of Hexis - I love all of my different fabric colors I am using.

Here is my 2 X 2 inch square that I cut.  I know I have seen people who use hexi cut fabric.  I have never tried this and it may work better.  For me it is easy to cut 2 inch squares and quickly baste the squares with the paper hexi.
I do print sheets of paper with rows of hexagons.  My hexi's all have 1 inch sides.
To start basting I fold two sides around one point, starting on the right side I pull the thread through to the back (paper side) and then go back up right by the spot I came through. Repeat at each point. 
I chain piece several on one piece of thread.  Here you can see the back and front when done basting.
All 350 Hexagons all neat in a row!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jewelry Making, sort of...

Thursday night I had the itch to do something.  So I decided to break out my jewelry making supplies and try my hand with some wire wrapping. 

First I did a pair of earrings for my daughter.  Now really they were pretty much already done, all you had to do is add the ear wires.  Nice thing about these is it only cost me $2 to make these.  If I would have bought them in the store completely put together it would have cost me a lot more.

Now for some fun with wire wrapping.  Please note this is the first time I have done this.  I still feel like I am all thumbs when holding the pliers, wire and beads.  I used 22 gauge silver plated wire and a straight pin for the bottom 2 beads.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Handing out candy to the trick or treaters!
Happy Halloween everyone!  I know it has been ages since I have posted.  Well it has been ages since I have been able to do anything "crafty".  I have decided to change that and make time. 

So for Halloween I decided to try my hand at something new.  I added rhinestones to a plain long sleeve t-shirt.  I decided to go with one of my favorite monster themed shows, True Blood.  Yep, I'm a Trubie!

I traced the letters on the shirt that I wanted with one of my chalk pens, than started glueing.  I had no idea it would take as long as it did!  Over 4 hours!! 

I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

FNSI - Feb Results

Enjoyed last nights Friday Night Sew In.  Worked on some hand embroidery I am doing for a throw pillow.  I had previously got the free pattern at www.needlenthread.com.  This is a great site for new embroiders, lots of tutorials' videos and patterns.


Friday, February 17, 2012

February Friday Night Sew-In

Almost missed it!  Tonight is our online Friday Night Sew In.  This is perfect for me, I haven't been sewing in weeks and have been wanting to tackle some projects.  I have so many to choose from I am not sure what I will do yet.  Find out tomorrow!

Join us!!

Handmade by Heidi
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