Monday, 30 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Tea

Hello Folks,

This week's word for Every Inchie Monday is tea.  I was recently invited to a high tea wedding shower and we were asked to wear hats.  I had a tiny witch's hat on hair band because it was close to Halloween, and that is what I wore.  So my first offering is a hat for that most famous of tea parties - Alice's.

I have two quilled tea inchies.  The first is a tea bag (sorry for the blurriness)

And the second is a teacup and saucer, with steam coming off the tea,  that I copied from a picture on Pinterest.  I'd had considerably more time quilling when I made the tea cup than the teabag.  It is almost exactly one inch square. 

Personally I drink neither tea nor coffee, nor alcohol.  Nevertheless, raise your beverage of choice in salute this week.  Can you toast with water?

Monday, 23 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Crochet

Hello Fellow Inchers,

I love to crochet.  I love yarn and the many colours it comes in.  I love the feel of it.  I love watching the progress as yarn becomes a sweater or scarf or amigurumi.  I want to make some of these tiny critters that pop up on Pinterest - just haven't found the time yet.  And I have trouble following a pattern!  I also want to learn Tunisian Crochet.

My first inchie is a tiny ring of crochet.  If I can make a ring the size of an inchie, maybe I can make amigurumi after all.

And, of course, you wouldn't get very far crocheting without a crochet hook:

I'm going to try and find time to do some crochet this week.  Hope you can too.  This is an example of amigurumi in case they are new to you:

Have a good week everyone.

[Editing note:  I replaced the picture of the crochet ring because I didn't realize the first picture was so dark and you couldn't see the pretty colour of the yarn.]

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Exotic

Hello Folks, 

Don't you just love the exotic, in any of its many applications?  That's this week's word at Every Inchie Monday.   And what could be more exotic than the rare white tiger?

I admit to being totally stuck as to what I could quill that would represent the exotic.  So I went with the imagination and offer you the exotic 'Kia multi coloris flos':

Even if only in our dreams, let's do something exotic this week.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Nymph

Hello Folks,

For this week's word for Every Inchie Monday, nymph, I'm revisiting that art history course I once took on 'Myth and Allegory in the Italian Renaissance' and the painting of multiple meanings, Sandro Botticelli's "La Primavera".  On the right side of the painting, "Zephyrus, the biting wind of March, kidnaps and possesses the nymph Chloris, whom he later marries and transforms into a deity; she becomes the goddess of Spring, eternal bearer of life, and is scattering roses on the ground" [Wikipedia]  (My one inch square was too small to see properly, so I enlarged it using the blogspot feature.)

Here's the whole painting, one of my absolute favourites, for its stunning beauty and the complexity of its meaning.

And my quilled nymph inchie goes in an entirely different direction  Here is a nymph moth, using the correct colours in the (sort of) correct places:

Nymph is defined as "a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations"

Let's all be one this week.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Emotion

Hello Folks,

My first idea to show this week's word at Every Inchie Monday, Emotion, is with the iconic happy/sad, comedy/tragedy masks:

This is one of my very early quilled inchies (I didn't do them in order):

Keep smiling this week.