Hi everyone! How are you today? We just got back from yet another trip, this time to a professional conference. I don't know who decided that January was a good time for a get-together, but clearly they did not have enough work to do to get ready for a new semester. Or any consideration of the weather, because it can be a nightmare sometimes.
Today I have this little tiny finish to show off:
They're refrigerator magnets! Aren't they cute? I made these when we were in the car going to the conference. They're just little one-inch hexies sandwiched together with a magnet in the middle. For some reason, when we moved all of the refrigerator magnets got lost. Between you and me, I blame the hubster, but they weren't valuable or anything so we can forgive him. Besides, these are way cuter. But very hard to photograph! I tried to get a picture on the refrigerator (where they live now) and this is the best I got:
Stupid shiny surfaces!
To give these a little body, I used up a scrap piece of Peltex interfacing that I found in one of my scrap bags. No idea why I had it, since it's a very stiff interfacing that I think they usually use to make bags and such. Anyway, I just traced the hexie shape onto the interfacing and cut them all out.
These could have been used as poker chips, they were so stiff. Then I just wrapped some squares of fabric around the interfacing, basted the corners, pinned them together in pairs, and then whip stitched the edges together.
When I was on the last edge, I slipped in one of these little magnets, that I think I got for a dollar:
Stitch up that last edge and all of a sudden you have some very cute magnets for the fridge! Here's my advice, though--pay more than a dollar for your magnets! When we got home and I went to put these on the refrigerator I discovered that the magnets weren't strong enough to hold them to the fridge through the stiff interfacing. I had to open up the side and add bigger magnets. Thankfully, they stick now.
That's my "big" finish for now. Classes start on Thursday, so wish me luck with that! It's going to be a good semester, I just know it. Hope you all have a good week too!
Sharing at Linky Tuesday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Oh Scrap! and Finish it up Friday.