Monday, 4 May 2015

Sky Blue Pink

 This week i have been enjoying playing with fabrics....making a little quilt for a magazine project which i will reveal when it is published.....and making some sweet sewing notions using the lovely lecien fabrics i received recently.............
 .............the garden is filled with tiny flowers at the moment, perfect to pick for posies to enjoy in the sewing room while i work................
 ..............i made a needle book using random hexagons and new flower sugar fabric......
 .................and i made a pincushion by fussy cutting the flower posies to fit the hexagons in a more intentional way..........quite a different look, and interesting to see what effects fussy cutting creates....
 ............finally i made a little scissor keep using two of the hexagons sewn together and padded with a little bit of toy filling and attached with a long ribbon......i love having a scissor keep on my scissors( it stops them sliding down the side of the sofa)........i used to make cross stitched ones for my sharp little stork scissors, but now i make all kinds with different fabrics......
 ..............this week the apple blossom has opened and looks so pretty...........
 ..............i picked one small sprig to photograph close up.........below is the inside of the needle book, showing the rose print lining and the bright pink felt pages ready to fill with needles.............

 ..............seeing the colours of the photos for this post, and especially the apple blossom on the blue painted background is what gave this post its title......as a child i loved the idea of a colour called sky blue pink, even though i knew it was a joke and a fictitious colour, it just sounded so nice :)............sometimes at sunset the sky above the sea where we live has stripes of beautiful light blues and pinks.........sky blue pink could be a real colour then....
 ............the good news here this week is that the painting of the house outside is all finished :D......so glad.......and it's may now too....one of the most lovely months of the year............when i went up to the attic last week to open windows for 'the men' to paint the frames i found some packets of old cards from granny's attic, still not sorted out.......these lexicon cards were among them.....could be fun for paper crafting and scrap booking, i think.................
 ..............and speaking of paper crafting here is my project for this month's issue of crafts beautiful....a crafter's notebook, with some cross stitch tags and a stitched label..........you can find out more about the magazine online here...............
 ...............today is a bank holiday here in the uk, and we actually have sunny weather........
 ...........the weekend began with a very cold (freezing) and miserable day but now it has blossomed into blue sky and sunshine so we are going to make the most of it........in a little while i will be planting sweetpeas and beans..............and then we will take molly for a long country walk.............
................thank you for dropping in to my crafty blog world, lovely readers, and thank you for your very kind comments and emails too........wishing you a wonderful week ahead with sunny days and crafty times................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

51 comments:

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, loving all your fabulous hexie projects and all your fun scissors! One can never have enough scissors and to have a bauble on the end is even better. Love the posies, so pretty with all the lucien fabrics.
Hope you have a delightful week with plenty of sun and warmth. xoRobin

Rhona said...

You've been very busy! Lovely makes.

Annerose said...

Süß dein Hexagonmäppchen. Und die lieben Blümchen, ich mag den Frühling soooo gerne.Liebe Grüße Annerose

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the fussy cuts and the needle keeper. Perfect Spring photos and projects.

Cindy said...

So glad to see your post this morning! It always inspires me. I love that fussy cut pin cushion. And the notebook is something I should make. Have a good week friend!

Hillside Garden said...

I love your needlework - you are perfect! Spring is a wonderful time, the Appleblossom, Tulips and all those flowers in the gardens.

Sigrun

Ingrid Orens said...

Hi Helen !
I really admire your talent to concentrate on such tiny projects like that scissor keep... Oh my, I would never be able to gather concentration and patience to work on something so tiny... And that hexagon pincushion ! So pretty !!

Mary Clark said...

I grew up hearing sky blue pink with yellow polka dots - it does sound delightful! Your flowers and small projects are beautiful, love the fabric colors as always.

Mary

Ali said...

Lots of loveliness to look at - everything is perfect!!! Like your craft book hmmm may have to get the magazine and pinch that idea lol xx Enjoy the rest of the weekend xxx

Simone said...

A wonderful sky blue pink post! Lovely scissor keeper and lovely everything in fact! Have a lovely week ahead Helen! x

Susan said...

If I could paint my world but one color it would be sky blue pink.

Jooles said...

Oh lovely Helen ..... we are back in sync!
Sky blue pink, gosh that would be a wonderful colour, I too wish it was real x
Your sewing projects are beautiful (as always!)
Apple blossom has to be the prettiest blossom there is.
Happy new week
love Jooles x x x

Наталья Куликовских said...

Ух красота какая!!!!Чудные вещицы!!

Frances said...

Helen, blue sky pink is a lovely color to imagine.

This post is so filled with spring lightness. I continue to marvel at all that you create. Wonderful freshness in those tiny posies and in all your stitching, too.

xo

Jennifer said...

Blue sky pink is a wonderful color and I know just what you mean. I have always loved pink and blue together. I made my first quilt for my own bed when I was 14 and I chose sky blue and pink as the main color scheme. It had a dusty, country look, unlike your bright, modern-looking fabrics here. I love that fabric design has embraced this look, it's vintage and modern at the same time. I hope you're having a good week so far, and enjoy your bank holiday!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hello Helen! So many sweet and fun things in your creative space again! I love your hexagon pincushion and the needle case! Those tiny little flowers look same like in Nero's photo. I just finished small outside table with drift Wood to go to the shop and start to make some glass rings ... i really miss some cute sewing! I wish you love week! x Teje

Lorrie said...

Hello Helen. I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday. Your makes are lovely, as always. The fussy cut hexagons make a really lovely pin cushion.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Ah sky blue pink takes me back to my childhood because if I ever asked my father what colour something was that was always his answer! :)
Your apple blossom is so pretty and I love the little scissor keeper, I would definitely need one of those as I'm always losing my scissors down the sofa.
Great minds Helen, as I too planted out my sweet peas today!
I hope you had a lovely bank holiday.
V x

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen... beautiful colours in your post as always and I love all your sweet little projects! You have reminded me I have some sweetpea seedlings that I must plant out. Hope you enjoyed your walk and have a lovely week! :) x

Annie Cholewa said...

Lots of good things here, including the corners on your hexagons ... how do you get them so neat Helen?

Jane said...

You mean that sky blue pink is not a real colour Helen...lol I also use that name and your post looks just perfect for it. Such a cheerful post. It's raining here now but today had some gorgeous sunshine too. I hope you had a lovely walk xx

Crafty in the Med said...

Ohhh lovely lovely!!! I wish there was a sky blue pink I'd make myself a dress...I'd crochet a shawl and wear sky blue pink socks too... in fact I'd revel in the colour just to shout out to the world that sky blue pink dreams could come true!!! :-)
You have been a busy bee ....lots and lots of pretties and the scissors tidy is gorgeous.
keep well

Amanda xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh I would love to know what color you had the house painted.. was it sky blue pink? :-) Love all the colors you use.. just brilliant. You make me want to learn to quilt. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Kim said...

You always have the most cheerful fabrics. I just adore them! I think I say that over and over, but they are just so lovely!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your blog is my "happy place" :)
Pretty colors, sweet creations and joy!
warmly,
deb

Carla said...

I love dropping into your crafty world ; )
It's always so beautiful

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love to visit you! It just makes me so happy. I love the new lecien line. It is such a pretty blue. I love to make hexies but never know what to make with them. Thank you for the inspiration. I admire your flowers! I cannot grow a thing although I wish I could, like you ,picke some and bring them inside my home. Have a lovely week.

Baa. xxx said...

Yay! For sunny weather, hexi's and sky blue pink!

Viola said...

Dear Helen, the fabrics you used are just wonderful. I wish I knew a shop nearby that sells such beautiful fabrics. And together with the small flowers from your garden all the pictures look like spring. Isn't it the most beautiful time of the year? Best wishes, Viola

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Oh Helen, such gorgeous fabrics and colours here. I am drooling a little at all this bright gorgeousness.

I hope that your week ahead is a beautiful one....xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

I love those fabrics. Your blog posts always cheers with such beautiful colours
Julie xxxxxx

scrappyjacky said...

Some gorgeous fabrics as always....I love the needlecase.
Isn't it wonderful to see Spring in the garden?

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Lovely colours, I love the idea of sky blue pink xx

Gillian said...

I love all your pictures - so beautiful. The hexagons look so different depending on how they are cut. Hope you enjoyed the bank holiday - I was working!

J9sHappiness said...

Oh this is GORGEOUS!!! I completely love the hexagon projects - I agree the fussy cutting makes quite a different look (which I love!!) I like your scissor keep too. The colours of your creations are bright and beautiful and have brightened my day - thank you! J9 x

Jane said...

I love all your little needlework accessories Helen, the fabrics are so pretty. I love the idea of sky blue pink too, I remember we used to say 'sky blue pink with purple spots' :o) and speaking of spots, I love your little blue spotty scissors. Have a great week.
Jane xx

Pat's Patch said...

Your little needle case and scissor keep are lovely. Such pretty May colours and blossom.love your crat book design. Love Patx

handmade by amalia said...

As always, so much pretty! Love that little needle-book.
Amalia
xo

Gracie Saylor said...

Although I know I have seen scissor keeps before, I did not realize that's what they're called, and I can not remember having one, Helen. I can definitely relate to having scissors become lost among
cushions though so I might do well to make my scissors a keep!
I'm glad your house is finished donning its new coat of paint and love seeing some of the sweet flowers plucked from your garden.
On the Oregon Coast last week I am fairly certain I saw your sky blue pink...so very pretty :) xx

Country Maison (Eva Martin) said...

I LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE everything. . . the colours are just so gorgeous and your little hexagons. . . I have an hexagon project WIP and I actually took it out again.
Not sure what I will make with it. I love the fabrics so much I want it to be everyhing.
Your post has made me want to finish it !!
Thanks for so much inspiration. . .
xEva

Madelief said...

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you for popping over to my blog! Your pincushion looks lovely. So glad the painting of the house is finished at last. We are in the middle of a renovation of our bathroom. There is dust everywhere, so I know how you must have felt!

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

I just realised I called you Vanessa in my comment. I am so sorry! I hope you will forgive me.

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

monse conchello said...

Me ha encantado el cojin de la tijera. Todo me inspira muchísimo. Gracias.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pretty colors make me smile...my favorites, too. I love the notebook, really LOVE it! :)

Jane xxx

driftwood said...

so many pretties. I've been happily making hexagons this week, but I'm yet to sew any of them together...

Jenn M said...

Such pretty hexie projects Helen! I just love how the colours match all your spring flowers and blue skies. I planned on ordering a fat quarter bundle of those fabrics but I procrastinated too long and they sold out! Next time I'll know better:) At least I can comfort myself with knowing Lecien always comes out with something equally pretty later on.
Enjoy your blossoms!
Jenn

Caitlin said...

My grandpa always said sky blue pink was his favorite color! I think he was joking with us, but sometimes at sunset I believe it. Your post title immediately made me think of him :) http://cozybirdhouse.blogspot.com/

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such beautiful colours Helen and if sky blue pink doesn't exist then it definitely should ;)
All your makes are lovely and I love your little crafter's notebook ♥ ♥ ♥
Happy Weekend!
Susan x

Zwergenwelt said...

Hello dear Helen,
thanks so much for your warm wors on my blog!
I love the blue-pink combination too and in partnership with roses so pretty.
Your sewing projects are wonderful I love them all!
Have a wonderful sunday, with best wishes cornelia

Thimbleanna said...

What a beautiful little needlebook and fob. I love the effect the fussy-cutting gives with the hexagons. So Pretty!!!

Sam I Am...... said...

I love the scissor keep and now that you mention it I lose a lot of things down the side of my chair! LOL!
What lovely pictures of your Spring!