Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Scrap Happy

 Happy February lovely readers!......amazing to think it is here already and we can be thinking of valentines very soon and know that spring is really quite close..............
 .........in my quest to tidy up and organise my sewing room i found this unfinished piece of hexie patchwork, made from random scraps of gorgeous lecien fabrics..............
 .........i couldn't remember what i'd intended it for, maybe a cushion or a doll's quilt.......sometimes i begin making things and then think of a different plan for that particular project...........
 ...........i cut a few more lecien hexies and finished the piece of patchwork so it was a symmetrical shape, and then i made it into this little bag..........
 ..........to add my drawstring bag storage collection that i showed you last time.....filled with stitching treasures..............i sewed a border at the top and used the pretty rosy ribbon that i knew would be perfect for a project one day.............

 .........i have been busy this week working on a patchwork design for a magazine which i sent off yesterday.........i've also been cross stitching, making a card and writing up instructions, and in spare moments adding a block to my quilts here and there........
 ............and here is one more little bag made from pretty cosmo fabric sent to me by sweet shay of simply sweet fabric here............shay has a wonderful collection of pretty prints in her etsy shop......

 ...............on sunday we had a wonderfully sunny afternoon and went for a walk.......the sky was blue and we walked through the old village, which has some very old cottages, a pretty church and one of those romantic old churchyards............we found lots of snowdrops..............when we got home i checked to see if any have come up yet in our garden.........
...........there were just a few flowering, and i brought some in to enjoy in a little glass vase.........
 ..........all the indoor hyacinth bulbs have flowered this week, this white collection grew very tall but managed not to fall over.........the blue ones are being held up with knitting needles (old ones)........
 .............also this week i have been painting a new little doll's bed which came my way just before christmas when my daughter and son in law went to ikea.....i fancied a little blue bed to use for photoshoots and then i had to find the right shade of blue paint that i had in mind.....this is the colour i wanted.......pale sky blue........it took mr p and i a while to find it and we got it from the supermarket diy shop in the end, just a cheap and cheerful paint, not one of the designer ones this time......i have also painted a stool with it and am eyeing other painting possibilities around the house......
 ..............the sun is shining again here today and it is so cheerful after all the gloomy days......
.............thank you for popping in here to visit me, dear readers, and for all your lovely comments too......wishing you a happy crafty week, and i hope the sun shines for you..............back soon xxxxxx

53 comments:

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

Love this hexie bag, the colors are delicious! And the paint color is perfect for the sweet little bed. Re: ribbons, do you have an online source for buying, or do you buy them all locally (if online, please share the information :)

Hugs ~ Mary

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...


such an adorable little bag, those hexies are so cute!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

The sun is shining here too Helen, doesn't it make everything so much better! :)
Your little hexie bag is so sweet and I am completely in love with your blue paint, the little bed looks wonderful!:)
Have a great week,
V xxx

Christine Barnsley said...

Love the colours of your beautiful hexagon patchwork and the sweet little bag you made it into. Fabulous choice of paint colour too! :)

rosa said...

Preciosas todas las bolsitas y además muy ùtiles,besos

Shari LeBlanc said...

Thank you so much for this lovely sunny post with all your pretties Helen. I sure did brighten my day. If you don't mind....blow some of that sunshine my way....sure could use some! Love the little hexi bag....it's so cute!
xx Shari

Deborah said...

What a sweet hexi bag! Simply adorable. I sew my hexies every night.....such a relaxing activity. I've been eyeing those Ikea doll beds. One might be perfect for my granddaughter.

Hen said...

Such gorgeousness here, Helen and what glorious Spring colours. I am in love with your ceramic bunny pin cushion! Funnily enough, I have been painting this morning and using exactly the same paint only in a cute pale pink called "Candyfloss" which I'm sure you'd love if you ever need such a shade.
Hen xxx

karen k said...

I love the pastel colors. Maybe spring will come soon. At least that is what your pictures make me believe. I think I will try to make a hexie bag too!

Henry's Shed said...

Such pretty patchwork! I do love a good hexagon project!! x

Chrissie said...

That is a lovely hexie bag, perfect for storing...hexies perhaps? ;-) So nice to see the first flowers of the year, they really do make me feel uplifted. The blue paint is just the loveliest shade, I look forward to seeing it used in a future photo! Have a lovely week, Chrissie x

Jooles said...

Hello lovely Helen ..... gosh you have been a busy bee!
I love your hexie bag, a perfect use fro them.
It feels spring here on your blog and that has made me happy this afternoon ..... such beautiful snowdrops, I picked a few of mine today to pop beside my bed, it feels very luxurious somehow.
Cute little bed and such a gorgeous colour.
lWishing you a wonderful week
love Jooles x x x

Lorrie said...

Such sweet hexies make for a very pretty bag. What a great way to corral sewing bits and pieces.

Snowdrops are blooming here, too, and it's sunny out, but chilly. (about-2 C)

Jane said...

How useful to find that patchwork Helen and turn it into another really useful bag! That little doll's bed looks great fun. You make such sweet little projects. Happy February and yes let's hope spring is just around the corner x

KC'sCourt! said...

Sweet little bags. When you have sorted will you come and help me do mine...?
Julie xxxxxx

Caroline said...

I love your little hexie bag Helen, what a great use of your hexies! Isn't it wonderful to see the sunshine? It's been very bright here in the mornings, such a welcome sight :)
Have a lovely crafty week.
Caroline xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Sweet little bags! Lovely pic of the snowdrops - I brought a few in today. It's been sunny here today, but bitterly cold. The little bed's lovely too - must get a trip to IKEA together! Abby x

sky-blu-pink said...

Lots of lovely things to look at here! Hexagon patches are my favourite, and the snowdrops are a sign that perhaps spring isn't far off..... !

Ali said...

Gorgeous as always - thanks for the link to the material xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Oh Helen, snowdrops my all time favorite!!! We won't be seeing them for a long time. Thanks for sharing : ) Lovely hexie bag and a great scrap project. Love that sky color paint also a favorite.
Happy day to you Helen, xoRobin

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Lovely Helen how gorgeous are those hexagons, I seem to have fallen in love with them and am determined to make something out of the vintage ones which I already have. You have given me so many great ideas, thank you so much Helen. Lots of love and kisses
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Amy at love made my home said...

Your forgotten and lost patchwork turned into something very pretty and useful didn't it!! Great job achieved there Helen. I hope that you love using it. xx

Daniëlle Kok said...

HayHay!
Lovely bag!!!
Beautiful fabrics and spring flowers :-)
-X- Daniëlle

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Sweet bags, and I'm loving that pale blue paint.

We have snowdrops too, and I also photographed some for my blog. Harbingers of spring.

RedSetter said...

What lovely spring brightness.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little bags are so precious and the colors are cheery! Love the painting you've been doing, too. Another pretty shade of color! Enjoy your week my friend! We're warm in our part of the world! Hugs!

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Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

I always leave your blog with a smile on my face!!!!
xxxxxx ale

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh.. love love love.. the bags and the colors and the snowdrops! I have some up here too! I have never brought in any to put in a vase, but now that I see yours, guess what I will do tomorrow? You take the BEST photos! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
Your hexie and blue floral bag are just the sweetest!! Beautiful blue pain and such a cute bed!! Wishing you a lovely and crafty week! xo Heather

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for linking to the sources of your material, Helen...I appreciate your skill in choosing and combining material. Your fabrics and designs cause my heart to have happy hops when I view them :) I love your snowdrops and want to investigate how to encourage them to grow around me! xx

driftwood said...

oh how I love your hexagons!

Annerose said...

Super die Hexagons und das Säckchen, richtig schön und fröhlich.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Kay said...

Hi, I always love your blog posts everything looks so fresh and vibrant. I was wondering, do you stitch your hexies by hand? I have tried this and I never seem to be able to get the hang of it is there something I might be doing wrong?
Kindest Regards
Kay

scrappyjacky said...

Those pretty hexagons have made such a gorgeous bag.

Simone said...

I don't know how I missed your last week's post? I must have had a senior moment! The hexie fabrics are wonderful - I like them all! The blue paint is a very pretty shade. How lovely to make things for photoshoots.x

gillyflower said...

Those little colourful hexy beauties look lovely made up into a bag, and i love the fabrics of the other little bag too - so spring-like and pretty!
The little dolls bed looks adorable in that gorgeous sky blue!
How lovely to have some snowdrops out, enjoy!
Gill xx

crazydazy said...

The patchwork hexagon bag is soo pretty. I can almost smell those hyacinths!

Crafts @ Home said...

Lovely bag,very pretty, and I love the idea of holding hyacinths up with a old knitting needles is fabulous....

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your post. I love all the spring colors! Your photos are so professional, any tips? I just started blogging

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Dear Helen, glad you have such a lovely weather and even the snowdrops! In our part of the world is still snow and -6dgr C. Love your sweet bags, especially the quilted one :0) and your pale blue paint as well. This colour looks so fresh and lovely. My white hyacinths was as tall as yours. Right now they have only leaves. What did you do with them after flowering? Every time you inspire me with them :0)
Wishing you have a lovely sun this weekend as well.
Hugs & kisses
Natasha

My Little Home and Garden said...

More examples of pretty drawstring bags, Helen. I love the spring bulbs too and will treat myself to some later this month.

All of your flowers and fabric creations live together so harmoniously.

Have a delightful weekend!

Karen

A little happy place said...

Hexies, spring bulbs, a painted dolls bed.....what a delight, thank you for sharing! Sarah xo

Myriam W. said...

Your hexagon bag and flowers look amazing!

Madelief said...

Your hexie patchwork bag looks lovely Helene, but my favourite is the one with the floral pattern and the green ribbon!! Such a pretty pattern!

Have a lovely weekend. Enjoy the first spring flowers :-)

Madelief x

thriftwood said...

Ooh I just love your posts, Helen, they're so pretty! Love the little rabbit pin cushion ... How cute! I can smell those hyacinths from here, aren't they divine?

Thanks for popping over to Thriftwood and for your lovely comments, you're always welcome!

Love Claire xx

Astri Bowlin said...

Love, love, love that paint color! Reminds me of one I us a lot called White Satin.

Another joyful and happy post. Always makes me smile:-)

Pink Milk said...

Oh Helen, you always select the loveliest fabrics for your makes. Those little bags - they make my heart melt.

I'd absolutely love a poke around your home, I bet it's too charming for words!

You made my day when you said my cross stitching was neat, really you did. Of all people …chuffed to bits!

Have a super weekend.

Heather x

Alessandra said...

So many pretty things, what an inspirational blog!

Ciao
Alessandra

moonstruckcreations said...

The sun is out here this morning, such a welcome sight!

Love the hexies, what a great way of using them.

Helenxx

Mickie said...

Helen
Your blog brings a smile to my face and a song in my heart. All your creations are so cheerful and I love the colors. I have some finished hexies and was not sure what I would do with them, but now I know, some drawstring bags are on my list. Thank you for all the lovely photos.
Have a wonderful February.
Mickie in Indiana

forgetmenots blue said...

I really love that hexagon bag Helen and the snow drops are a lovely sign of spring x

koralee said...

You have had lovely days...our weather has turned cold but I am looking at your little bunny and thinking spring thoughts. Love the little bed you are painting such a pretty colour of blue. Happy Valentines week my friend. xoxoxo