Pretty normal right, not too crazy–some more cute hexagons. Which many of you may be tired of seeing by now.
But, wait…look closer:
So, now I might seem a tad crazy. =) I kept seeing this one cute pincushion over on flickr that had these little mini hexagons & I decided that I had to try them out. These would be, I suppose, 1/4″ hexagons–1/4″ being the length of one side.
My original plan was to make a rectangular “pillow” style pincushion with a pieced hexagon top. Well, once I had all of these little guys made I realized they were not as uniform as I had hoped/planned. And they were sewing together like crap and I ended up taking them back apart. If I make these again I’ll have to make sure to pay attention to my paper a little bit better. So I had to come up with a slightly different plan. This is what I came up with:
I sewed the hexagons down using a small straight stitch. I did attach them using a little bit of Heat & Bond Lite prior to sewing them down. I added a little bit of fusible pellon on the back of the top and did a little bit of stipling, added the back, stuffed with fluff and there you go. I think it turned out pretty cute and I really needed a pincushion. It was also great practice for the pincushion swap I joined–I noticed a lot of people had that cute little hexagon pincushion in their mosaics.
Now, here’s where the silliness comes in–a little something is sneaking toward my pincushion:
And a wee bit closer….
And, got it…maybe mommy doesn’t notice because she has that crazy camera up there covering her eyes.
Hmmm…maybe I should just put my foot on here…it’s very soft. My toenails are very cute–I think I can get away with this.
Silly, Silly! =)