Monday, July 20, 2015

Energy Inchie and some fun food

Hiya everyone, thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Energy.  I had an immediate idea for this one.  My first thought was something that came from my visits back to my home town. 

I left Illinois to move here to Arkansas in 2001.  I did not to go back to Illinois until 2009, in those 8 years wind farms started popping up all over the area where I am from.  I was so mesmerized by them.  I had trouble driving because I just could not stop watching them. 

Every time we have gone back I have just enjoyed looking at them.  I know if I saw them every day I would probably think that they were ugly.  But just to know that they are as big as they are and help out like they do is really awesome. 





Here are a couple of pictures my daughter took while we were driving.  Aren't they cool?  Well I think so, and now when we go back to Illinois and I see the wind farms I get really excited because that means we are getting close to our destination and we can get out of the car!  LOL

So with that, here is my inchie.   I used 6 colors of delicas.  I hope that you like it.


 Also this week I decided to bead up some more of my patterns.  These are all Kawaii inspired patterns.  I think they are cute and will be modifying them some so that I can sell the patterns in my shop later on. 

This is Peanut Butter and Jelly (for the non-Americans that is Jam).  They are not done, I did not put the loops on them yet.  This pattern makes me wish that I could still wear earrings.  Aren't they cute? 
I also made some popsicles. 


The original pattern was the purple one (I know it looks blue but it is purple).  I realized that this pattern was too big for an earring so I redesigned the pattern to fit the pink one and it is more the size of earrings so I was happy with that.  I will still use the purple one for a pendant.  These are just 2 of the 5 expressions that I designed.  Each pattern is just 3 colors of delicas.  I think they are so much fun.

My daughter then had a great idea that I should design one with a bite out of it.  Why didn't I think about that?  LOL  Well this is what I came up with.





This one is 4 colors, and I added tears since someone bit into her.  I can't wait to get to making all the sets.  I think when i sell the sets that I will have one pattern of all 3, that way you can have a pendant, and either earring style, or both if you want. 


Well that is all I have for this week, Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the energy that is going on over there.  Have a blessed and creative week everybody. 



18 comments:

  1. All terrific bead work and wonderful inchie. I love to see windmills but I don't drive and never thought that may be a distraction.

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, They are just so big and cool. The blades are 60 ft long. So they are huge. Makes me wanna watch them

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  2. Agree - terrific bead work! Especially love the bitten popsicle, soooo cute.

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  3. What a fun post! I know what you mean about the wind farms (or eoliennes as they call them in France) they seen to be everywhere these days.

    Sally

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    1. Thanks Sally, I am glad they are everywhere. Makes me happy

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  4. Love your inchie wind farm - I think they are elegant and as you say, mesmerizing. Love also your beading pb&j and popsicles. My fav is the one with the bite out. Cuuuttttteeee.

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    1. thanks Kia, yea I love the one wit the bite out

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  5. I always thought those huge wind machines looked like fields of aliens. Not frightful, but big and powerful. I absolutely love those little pieces of toast. LOVE!

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    1. Thanks Jean, I always thought that of the transformers for the electrical lines. I really like the toast as well.

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  6. Fabulous beading, and a great inchie.

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  7. I love your inchie, it is so wonderful! And your others are so cute :-) I like the one with the bite out of it, so funny!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I love that one as well

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  8. We think alike this week I see. Great inchie!
    Your kawaiis are so adorable! I absolutely love the peanutbutter and jam, so cute!

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  9. When I read that you are from Illinois, I can't help but want to ask where in Illinois you are from originally? I live in southern Illinois....Carbondale area. Just wondered where you are from?

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    1. Northern Illinois, near Rockford, thanks for the post.

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