Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WOYWW- crafting and clearing!

 Good morning all!
I have been enjoying inchie fun this week!
Now before any of you get carried away with the possibilities.... if you don't know about inchies - here are my two examples....
The one above is in shades of pink/turquoise and I made it especially for my little sis as a birthday card but with the idea that, if she liked it enough, it might go on her new sewing room wall.

The one below is a little get well card/pressie for one of our friends.
Same technique just different colour combo.

They are fun to do. I just created some background fabric using Bondaweb/Angelina and scraps of threads/shiny bits and bobs, overlaid with old chiffon scarf.
I chopped it up into inch size squares and then sat cosily embellishing each one each evening.
I think the longest job was the blanket stitch around each square but even that was theraputic!
 Below is my tidy work table and the roman blind that I made for Annie.
We might show a pic when she has it in place in her new bathroom.
The gorgeous felted picture behind it is one that Maxine made. She has had requests for more, so is spending every minute she can dumfing (needle felting) and stitching.
 Now, this is the state of my desk today!

I am in the process of clearing and organising my room and I just dumped all my tat in a heap on my table while I rearranged some of the furniture. One day I will be all neat and tidy!

Thanks for calling by and leaving lovely messages.
If you want to see the completed mini monster suit that I was busy with last week, then scroll down to my Friday smile post.

Have a great week.
x Jo


Helen said...

I love your inchies!! Hope you get your table sorted soon; I don't envy you (though should take your lead, lol!) Helen 3

Annie said...

My card is even more gorgeous in real life and will def take pride of place in my new room :-)
Annie x

Neet said...

Oh Em Gee! What a lot of stuff on your desk today. Hope you get it all sorted soon as there must be more of those inchie pictures on the way. They are gorgeous and what a lovely idea.
Hugs, Neet 17 xx

butterfliecrafter said...

Those inchies look awesome, and i too say that one day i will be neat and organized :-)

Lynn Holland said...

I'm thinking of doing inches for one of my workshops next year. I've always loved the ones Yvonne Moxon does at Boxoftrix.
Yours are really pretty colours Jo. I'm saying nothing about clearing up, you haven't seen the state of my floor haha.
Enjoy your week
Lynn xx 18

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Your inchies are very pretty. I've only made paper ones, but they are fun little pieces to do.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Very cute inchies in soft pastel tones! Love them! Have fun this week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

sue jones said...

I adore inchies and yours are gorgeous! I have made loads before but not fabric ones - they look so pretty and soft. My room needs clearing/cleaning/sorting and is a million time worse that that! ( I only let you see the top of the desk! ;) ) Soojay 19 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Your inchies are gorgeous - I love the pretty colours and textures. I just had a scroll down to the mini monster suit - it's fantastic and what a great little model he is - it looks like it was a real hit! Hope you have a great week and get all your sorting done!
Diana #25

glitterandglue said...

Love the little inchies, Jo - they are gorgeous. Well done. Adored the wonderful last picture - so encouraging. My own photo is a close up this week, as I simply did not DARE to post a full desk shot! Appalled you would have been.
Have fun with the sorting and moving around.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woah...impressively messy desk this week!! Enjoy the sorting out and tidying - I find that sort of thing quite cathartic. Those little squares are just too pretty for words - you're so good at all the details, aren't you?
And as long as it's nine inchies, then a girl's got to be happy eh??!


Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Loving your 'Inchies" I am fascinated with the fun things you can create on a small space. Perfect colors for your sister too. I've pinned a lot on my pinterest board for inspiration on my ATC's. I marvel at us crafters. We rearrange a LOT. Have a great week.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I love inchies. They are a great way to make teeny tiny art. The look beautiful and I am sure your sister and your friend will love them. Happy WOYWW!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Twiglet, love your inchie cards, what a lovely idea.Laughed out loud at your 'dumped on' desk pic! Hope you got your furniture where you wanted it, and are now sorting out your pile. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #10 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

I think that is the cutest display of inchies I've ever seen! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #39

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh those 'inchies' are gorgeous! What a great idea! Little things to keep your hands busy while sitting on the couch (or something).
I really like that idea.
Have a great week,

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Inchies and the colours are so pretty. Hope you have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 14.

BumbleVee said...

Hey!! Inches. I did those a few years back..somebody had a blog thing happening where we did them each week. It was great fun. You just can't believe what you can do with a tiny inch once you get the knack of it.

What's the point in neat and tidy? It usually means you have nothing exciting or interesting happening in my neck of the woods...

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Love the inchie cards and can't wait to get up to more tricks in your sewing room once you have it all furnished and your stash sorted into rainbow colours for me ! :-)

Cardarian said...

Oh how wonderful those inchies are! You are a good sister making blinds for Annie! Well when you rearrange things there is always a mess first! :-) and in fact it doesn't matter - we all like messy!
Thank you for all your comments! I am not often not very good on coming back! Sorry!
Lots of hugs,

JoZart Quilts said...

your creative makes are really lovely and it is great you can help Annie by making her Roman blind. Wish I had a Sis
I had to laugh at your comment that one day you will be tidy. That's what I say and when I have a blitz I am tidy..... for just ONE day. I can soon mess it up again! It is staying tidy that is the problem.
Good luck ,
Love Jo x

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love your inchies, they look beautiful!

Greetings, Sofie #44

Barb said...

Fantastic inchies. What a great card. Barbxx

Hettie said...

Those inchies are absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours too. I like blanket stitch on things.
Hugs. Sorry I am so late.