In other stitchy news, I've been bitten. I held off for so long, but my Instagramming crafty friend, M, of Three Owls finally convinced me to take the plunge into the hexie (hexy??) world. And I finally quelled the fear and did it. And guess what? I'm hooked.
I can't get over how satisfying hexagons are! Also, I love the hand-sewing aspect. Take three minutes of basting and you get a little instant shot of cuteness.
I suspect you'll be seeing more of these in the months to come.
A few things I've learned:
1. I love thread basting. I can't imagine using glue, but will try it when I get the appropriate glue for educations sake.
2. Take small bites if you don't want your threads to show through on the top of the hexagon.
|my first hexagon flower - see the little stitches?|
3. Using enough thread tension (pulling stitches nice and tight) when stitching the hexagons together also helps reduce thread showing through the top.
|Less little stiches showing...|
4. I need a bigger pouch/organizer. Someone said I'd giggle once I was hooked that I initially thought this pouch would suffice. They were right. :)
And that's it for now friends. Thank you for stopping by. I'm off to go tackle my ridiculously long crafty to do list.