Monday, January 19, 2009

Hexy Project and New Books!!!!

You know how it is when you go to these fabulous craft shows, there's so often someone doing a demonstration and making it look soooo easy!??! Well, that's what happened to me a year or so ago. I was hooked and I just had to give this new thing a try :o). So I bought everything I needed and came home delighted with my spoils and ready to have a play.I even got the Clover Iron cos it made the job soooo much easier :o) ... I studied the book which was very well illustrated, even if the text was in Japanese, no problem, the pictures pretty much told the story (I really love this book)!!! You weave strips of fabric and end up with wonderful patterns - beautiful stuff :o)!!Now I bet you're thinking I'm gonna tell you I wasted my money and it was impossible to replicate what the demonstrator was showing me .... well you're wrong. I laid it all out and I studied the book and I actually made something with this fabulous bundle. Not a waste of money after all.
Oh no, not at all LOL ......... I made THIS :o) ..................He he he ..... aren't you proud of me LOL??? I have my very own drink coaster ... and I use it all the time!!!!! It's not a new finish, I made it ages ago so it's not going on my "finished projects" list on the sidebar ;o), I just thought you might like to see it. It's a massive 3 1/2" wide and pretty much the only thing I've made so far from all this loverly stuff. But I love it - I just wish I could find the time to make more, it really is fun once you get the hang of it :o).
I got 2 more books in the mail from the Book depository today, I'd been watching for the parcel lady everyday last week and today was my lucky day!!! Look what I got!!!! and my very bestest favourite .........I love this Tilda book A LOT!!! There's loads of things I want to make in it .... aren't these ladies just adorable??!!!? ........ in the book they're called 'witches', but I think they're much too pretty!!! ... And knowing how I love chickens, these are DEFINITELY on the "to do" list!!!! They are so cute :o)!!!!


Take care .....

7 comments:

Julie said...

joy your coaster is just stunning, i love it! and you've got some pretty yummy books there. remember how much i love chooks too when you are making one! *wink wink hint hint* LOL
julie x

Christine said...

Have fun with your new books. The Tilda one is one of my favourites too.
Christine

Winona said...

Joy, I love your coaster. If you love it that is all that matters. Money wasn't wasted. (grin) Looks like you got some great books. If you love chickens, you should check out the project I am getting ready to start. It is a rooster wall hanging. Hope I can figure it out. Winona

wonderwoman said...

your coaster is just lovely, clever you!
and i love your books, i have one of Tilda's christmas ones. i may just have to nip on to amazon for the first book though!

xxxxx

Jeanette said...

Hi Joy, love the coaster. Books look quite interesting. Have fun making the dolls. Jeanette

Tozz said...

Hi Joy and thank you for your comment on my fabric I just had to buy :)
Oh I do love your new things you got. HOw good is that coaster!! Well done and I too think the witches are too pretty but I absolutely love the chooks!! they are fab and I cant wait to see yours that you have made.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the bag on the front of the japanese book. CUTE CUTE CUTE