Thursday, June 18, 2015

it's magic .....

Thanks to Jackie I learned how to make hexies from circles and it's magic!!!!  Now I'm hooked on making them and I've even come up with a few ideas for using them.^^



 
Here's a bird house that my fella made - he started fiddling in his shop one day and this was the result.  It has logs on two sides and shake shingles.  ^^



It's been very dry and quite windy and sometimes the smoke from the forest fires that are northwest of us is heavy.  When I had to take refuge from the wind whilst at the cabin this book was a delightful companion - it was such a good read that I may have taken refuge more often than necessary.   ^^


I found this tin at the landfill when I was dropping off a bag of garbage - there it was right at my feet. ^^  I took it home and gave it a good scrubbing; my fella took care of a dent in it; then I cleaned up some of the rust and sealed it.  A 500 ml water bottle, with the top cut off, fits quite nicely inside so that I can use it as a vase.  A E McKenzie has been a seed company in Manitoba for over a century and this can was one they offered to celebrate their 100th birthday in 1996.  I've learned to live with the dandelions this year ....don't they look pretty with the irises.


8 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love the birdhouse & the tin. Hugs,xx

Irene said...

oh la casetta è bellissima

Timi said...

The bird house looks great! And I like the tin, too! :o)
It's been very dry here, too...

Mii Stitch said...

The birdhouse looks superb!! Will make some birds happy :)

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desertskyquilts said...

Your fella is so talented! I really like the tin-turned-flower-vase. What a great find! Look forward to seeing your hexagon project, too. I hope you get some rain soon.

Brigitte said...

Wow, these hexies are really fast to make, how amazing. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
Great little birdhouse and a wonderful idea how to use the old tin box.

Carol said...

What a neat way to make hexies! I never would have guessed it was that easy and quick... Love that birdhouse, too, Kate!