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Friday, February 28, 2014

Hexie Fever . . . Beware. . . You Could Catch It Too!


Hexies . . . they were taking over 
all the space on my end table.

 So this is what I did.
The sides of cereal boxes are the perfect size for storage.

Now they look like this,

and this.
They are all lined up and ready for any project that I might become inspired to create.
They look pretty, too . . .don't you think so?

Keep Smiling :)

Your blogging sister,
Connie

43 comments:

  1. Connie, What pretty colors. Show us all what you make with these. I like that you color coordinated them. Blessings for a wonderful, safe weekend, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, It is great to hear from you and thank you for the sweet blessing. I'm sure that I will be posting these hexies again someday, all done up in some fun projects :)

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  2. They look so pretty in the box it is almost a shame to use them! Have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, they do look pretty in the boxes, but I know that they will be even prettier made into "sew happy" projects :) I love that you are back on line . . . I really missed you when you were having all of your internet problems. Happy weekend :)

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  3. Oh, Connie. Those are just great! I love how they are all lined up. They really look like boxes of pretty candies. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, pretty candies with no calories. The best kind :)

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  4. I'm page view number 70,001 ! Looks like you may have made that many hexies too :)

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    1. Hi Lesley, You know what ? I never look at my page views . . . I had no idea, Wow! It kind of blows my mind, thanks for bringing it to my attention . . . I have truly been blessed with so many lovely and caring blogging sisters. Thanks for being such a sweet friend . . . I enjoy company and love reading all of the heartfelt and encouraging words. You're a sweet heart :)

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  5. so clever, connie! had to pin it:) enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Wow! Thanks Lynn . . . you made my day :)

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  6. That's a lovely hexie collection!

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    1. Hi Lorrie, I find that making hexies in the evening while watching TV is very relaxing. Because of the injury to my right hand, I have been told to never stop using and exercising it. So, I'm always finding TV watching projects to keep my fingers busy. It's a "Win-Win" for me :)

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  7. They look lovely all lined up in your little boxes. Great upcycling idea using the cereal boxes.

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    1. Hi Jacqui, It is always nice when you find a simple and cheap solution to a problem, and these cereal boxes where a perfect answer to my little storage problem. Also, when I start using them, it will be easy to find just the right color and pattern for each project :) Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting . . . I adore company and you're the best :)

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  8. Great idea! They look so pretty all lined up! Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Linda, good morning and thanks so much for stopping by to visit . . . I agree they do look pretty all lined up in the boxes :)

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  9. So gorgeous! Feel free to link up with Hexie Weekend. Angie the first photo showing on the linkup is having a giveaway too. This is actually her linky and you can link up on her blog as well.

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    1. Hi Billie, this sounds fun, but it is something that i've never done. I'm always afraid to try something like this, for fear that I'll do something wrong and mess up my blog. I'm not all that technical with the cyber world :) I am coming over to see everyone else's links, sounds like fun :)
      Thanks for telling me about this.

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  10. What a great way to store them! Such pretty colors in the little boxes!
    ~Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, I know . . . they make me happy just looking at them all lined up :)

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  11. those looks so pretty laid out in the trays for easy grasp...and in the jars too... Whimsical, yet handy!
    Pat

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  12. Yes, they do look pretty Connie! Delightfully colorful and I love color. What are you putting inside your hexi's--batting?
    Have a glorious day!
    D~~~~

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    1. Hi Donna, no, I'm using printer paper . . . I baste through it and then after the hexies are join together I spray starch, iron and pull out the basting thread and the paper. It work wonderfully :)

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    2. Oh, okay! I would never have guessed printer paper. Very cool!
      Thanks for the info Connie.
      D~~~~

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  13. Wow your hexis look great. What a brilliant idea to use cereal boxes.
    Ali xx

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    1. Hi Ali, the cereal boxes were the perfect size . . . right on budget, too :) Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I love seeing your little bee in my comment box :)

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  14. Hi Connie. Thanks so much for your comment on my post at Angie's Heavenly Creations! Much appreciated! Its lovely to know that folk are actually finding my site! You have lovely work too! xxx

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    1. Hi Angie, thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi!"

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  15. Hi Connie!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog............you've won me as a follower lol
    I love the glass jar and cereal box idea and am lusting after all your hexis !
    Also really like that apron idea! brilliant idea : )
    Lyn

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    1. Hello Lyn, and welcome to my little corner of cyberspace. I love making new friends and sharing ideas . . . So happy you liked my blog and I am overjoyed to have you following me back :)

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  16. Gosh...they multiply, watch out they will take over your sewing room. I have seen them at my house too, but only in cardstock...must make a card with hexie's!!! Nice idea with the cereal boxes.

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    1. Hi Louise, using them in cards is a great idea. They are so much fun to make, right :)

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  17. HI Connie. Just started to follow you and love your storage idea. What size hexies are those? I'm looking for something to store larger hexies in (around 4" hexies).

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    1. Hi Bonnie, the truth is, I have never measured my hexies . . . I went into Publisher, chose a hexagon from the shape menu and drew one the size that looked good to me. I'm sure if you keep your eyes open, you'll see something the right size ( or something that you can cut down and tape up to make the right size for your four inch hexies. If you know anyone that works in a commercial kitchen ask them about the boxes that large industrial wax paper and aluminum foil come in. I'm sure that they just throw them out when they are finished with them. They just might be perfect for your hexies :)

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  18. Hi Connie, so glad you stopped by my blog, Yes I love your storage boxes for your hexies. I have always been a very slow sewer, I can't imagine making 50-100 hexies in an evening-what's your secret? Do you have photos on your blog about the basting process?-that's where I am really slow. I don't like the idea of glue either. I put a pin in the middle that works good. I am following you now too.

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    1. Hi Kathy, you are the second person that asked me to show my method, so I will try and come up with some photo turioal or find a link with a video to add to a post. I was not this fast when I started, believe me . . . but after making a few hundred I noticed that I was simply flying through the process . . . so believe me if you keep it up, you'll become much faster. I am delighted to have you as a follower . . . welcome to my little corner of blog-land :)

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  19. OMGeeeepers! Connie what a clever storage idea! You Rock!

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  20. What an alteration! So cute too!

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    1. HI Anita, cheap, simple and works perfectly . . . you can't beat that, right?

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  21. Hi Anite,
    wow, what a great idea using cereal box's.

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