So, remember back before Christmas, when I gave you a little teaser photo of a secret project I was working on?
Well, it all started like this…
I decided that this year I would make handmade gifts for some of my friends. I’d fallen in love with Tula Pink’s fabrics and decided her Prince Charming line would be perfect to use. So, I got started making hexagons. And I made hexagons, and more hexagons. And eventually I had a ton of hexagons that I eventually turned into this…
Unfortunately, I didn’t get them done in time for Christmas. And, in fact, remember I mentioned that I got together with some friends a couple of weeks ago to do our Christmas exchange? Well, I did my best to get these hexies made into the pincushions I’d envisioned. But, I didn’t quite get them finished. I got them sewn together and was ready to put the finishing touches on them, but I ran out of time. In fact, I was running so close that I completely forgot to even wrap them. Yes, I’m an idiot.The other thing that came into play was that I wasn’t sure that I wanted to put the finishing touches on them (wrap them with thread and put a button in the middle of the top). Reason being? I really wanted to be able to see those center hexies, and I kind of liked them without the dividing thread wraps. So, I presented them to my friends, who were very very sweet and completely understood that with all the stuff I’ve had going on lately, I just didn’t get them done. So, here they are…
I did offer to do the finishing on these for everyone, if they wanted me to. But gave them the option to leave them as is. So, fast forward a couple of weeks, and I was going to be getting together with some other girlfriends for a fun stitching day. I’d planned to also give them hexie pincushions as well. So, I decided to give the thread and button finishing a try to see how I liked it. On this one, in particular, I used a small enough button that you could still see the girl on the swing in the center hexie. So – the best of both worlds.
And after finishing all three of them, I was sold. I love the way they look “finished”.
I definitely am anxious to “finish” the other three, if the recipients like the look.
And I love the navy fabric on the bottoms of the pincushions.
I’m really pleased with how they turned out, even if it is almost February. And I’m so appreciative that I have friends that understand when I show up with unwrapped unfinished gifts, but good intentions. And one of these days, I hope to make one of these pincushions for myself.
So, here’s hoping Ryan’s right. And if you need a good laugh, go check out the site I found that photo on – Handmade Ryan Gosling.
I am grateful for fun days with friends.