Whilst pondering a new project, something a little different after my mammoth amigurumi pre-Christmas work-out, I saw Ali of VeryBerryHandmade was having some special offers in her Liberty cotton pieces Folksy shop during the lead up to Christmas.
I’d always fancied a handsewn paper piecing hexie project so I was quick to order when an offer came up for her 70 Liberty Tana Lawn 1 inch and 1.25 inch precut hexagons
I ordered these fabulous 1.25inch precut hexies, complete with ready cut out paper hexagons and also these smaller ones, which I’ve already sewn ready for piecing up.
I had requested blues and pinks for the smaller hexies and more autumnal colours for the larger ones. I had no idea what I was going to do with them but I hoped that inspiration would strike.
Whilst playing with patterns I actually decided that I would separate the blues from the pinks.
Without a whole lot more of each colour I had failed to come up with something that incorporated both without looking too busy and the last thing I need is another very random cushion.
I wanted to make something small and pretty and something that I would use everyday.
Yesterday, inspiration struck. Glasses cases. A soft glasses case that I could slip into my knitting bag, easily openable so I would actually use it.
I’m really enjoying a period of handsewing although the final construction will be on the machine.
I’m still at a loss about what to do with the larger hexies.
Is anyone else thinking about trying out something new?
Love, Lucie xx