Tuesday, 10 August 2010


I have made a start with my little hexies, I think I will attempt a hexie bag as a quilt would just be too much effort at this stage. I sat and carefully sorted the hexies into similar colours and then thought bu*%er it I will just mix it up and that way I get to see all of my lovely fabrics in one place, we have bits of Alexender Henry, Michael Miller, Cath Kidston, old bed sheet and random vintage scraps from all over the house!

I am hoping it will be ok once it's all clagged* together (is the word clagged known outside the North East?).

I have really enjoyed sewing these into little flowers by hand; it's a lovely thing to be able to do when it's not appropriate to get the machine out. As you read this if all went to plan I should be on holiday in a lovely house in the lakes with a tin of hexies in my lap!

Here you go, my pile so far:

I had an idea once I saw the little flowers and set to making a padded coaster:

I cut a back for it from a vintage pillowcase.

I trimmed and ironed it to fit the shape of my flower.

I interfaced each side,

then added some fleece as padding and blanket stitched all round the edges.

And it now makes a lovely coaster for a lovely cup which is part of a gift for my best friend, who is moving jobs 40 miles away from me! I will miss you so much xoxo

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~

* Clagged - meaning to stick together.


Vintage Vixen said...

That's so pretty and delicate. What a lovely friend you are. xxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

That's so pretty :), I'm not familiar with the term "clagged", must be a northern thing hehe! x

Bethany said...

Very nice!
I can assure you we have no idea what "clagged" means here in the US...

LaaLaa said...

That's so cute Kandi! I am scared of hexies! Must try harder. Lynda xxx

Craftygirl said...

What a fab idea, looks gorgeous x

Bethany said...

Hi Kandi--
Forgot to mention I gave you an award on my blog...it's yours to ignore or check out as you please.

LadyBugSays ... said...

Wow you have been busy! Looking forward to seeing what you make from them all!

Alex said...

I do like the word clagged. I understood it but I don't use it so I must change that starting today.

Love the hexies, so fun!

Lucy said...

Fellow North-Easterner here, pleased you're getting the verb 'to clag' into the wider vocabulary!!

giddynici said...

That coaster is lovely. I'm sure it will be treasured. x

Disco Goth said...

I love the word clagged and use it all the time! The coaster is really pretty =) x

hart44 said...

The hexies are comming on fab, love the coaster :) very pretty :)