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While we were away we were lucky enough to be able to leave baby sew ray me with his Grandma while we did some shopping in Aberdeen. I had a very leisurely browse around Hobbycraft, where I saw lots of lovely fabrics - mainly Amy Butler (and all with Amy Butler price tags!). I did however, manage to find the latest copy of this magazine -
It also came with some fabric scraps to make a little fabric monster softie. Monsters and robots seem to be popping up everywhere lately - I'm glad that there are now more and more things to make for little boys!
There are also a couple of lovely projects using the Union Jack - I quite fancy trying a cushion like this -
And a cute little key ring -
This was an expensive magazine and I am slightly disappointed that there are FOUR projects in it that are already in books I own! As far as I'm concerned, I buy a magazine to see new things, I do think it's a bit cheeky to charge so much for a magazine when it doesn't even contain 'exclusive' projects.
As hoped, while I was away I did manage to have a go at making some hexagons! I was expecting them to be really difficult but they were soooooooo easy. I think there's such a stigma attached to making them because there are so many stages - cutting out the paper pieces, cutting out a (slightly larger) template, cutting out the fabric, hand sewing the fabric around the paper, and then finally
hand sewing the hexagons together! OK, so when I put it like this they are quite time consuming, but lets face it, most of us are guilty of sitting down in front of the tv each night and not doing much else - a few of these can easily be made during your favourite half-hour soap! I will definitely try out some more, but for now, here's what I ended up with after sewing for about an hour on Saturday night -
I haven't sewn them together yet as I've no idea what I'll make with them (surprise, surprise!). But it was fun playing with them :)
I also got some great bargains - square cushions with removable zipped covers for £1 each (brand new from Primark). This was a great find for me as we have just painted our dining room wall a very pale green colour and I'm planning to make new dining chair covers and curtains. I'll use the cushion pads and box the corners and then make cushion covers for them using these fabrics I picked up today at Dunelm Mill -
I'm also thinking of using a combination of these 2 fabrics for curtains, perhaps the linen look one at the top with a stripey block at the bottom.
We got this lovely driftwood heart in Aberdeen too, perfect for our newly painted kitchen wall (the pale green hasn't come out in this photo at all - even though it was broad day-light when I took it!) -
One last hexie picture, just cos they're so cute - I think they look like little dancing toadstools in this photo!