Hiya everyone, I hope that you are all enjoying the 3 day weekend here in America. Happy Labor Day. Did you go buy a mattress? I really couldn't find out the true reason for so many Labor Day mattress sales but I think it is because so many people are off work that it is the best time to get them to spend the money on an expensive mattress. Also, get them to celebrate their "labors" by buying a new mattress!
I hate to admit it but I am one of the many who took advantage of Labor Day sales, I got a new push mower. Well, I bought my Son a new push mower. He loves to mow the grass. Remember my last Twinchie, 2 weeks ago? If not check it out here.
This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is "Ear", I thought about making an ear with an earring on it, I also thought about making just an earring. But of course, I did not go that way! I decided to go with a play on words. Back in the day, when you went to court there was someone who got your attention by saying "Hear ye, hear ye." so that was my inspiration for this weeks inchie.
For this inchie I used 3 colors and if you can't tell it is a judges gavel and block. LOL I know, now you get the "Ear ye, Ear ye!"
Also this week is Twinchie week. Over at 2x2x2 they have a challenge every other week and this weeks theme is "Treasure". I had a lot of fun with this one. I have always wanted to go on a treasure hunt. Who hasn't? But what is the first thing you need for a treasure hunt? A map, of course. So that is what I made. Check this out.
I took this design from an old treasure map. I even added the ship, the trail to take, a forest and housing. Also a compass in the bottom left corner and of course don't forget the big red "X". This design uses 8 colors of Delicas and I had a lot of fun designing this one and beading it up.
So that is it for me this week, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 and check out the great designs there and who knows, maybe you will want to join in. We would love it if you did.
Have a blessed and creative week and thank you to all those who read and post on my blog. I am really blessed by your comments.
How clever is that inchie idea - fantastic! Adore your treasure twinchies. I am actually playing this fortnight, will post a bit later. Beautiful works.ReplyDelete
Thanks Zoe, I can't wait to see what you are gonna come up with.Delete
Love it, your a nut but a nice one.ReplyDelete
LOL Thanks Carolyn!Delete
Great idea on your inchie!ReplyDelete
I love your treasure map! So many details. That's a real gem! ;)
Thanks so much AnnDelete
what an interesting idea for your inchie - very creative. Your twinchie treasure map is really neat. As a child my brother would make treasure hunts for birthday parties - they were always great fun.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kia, I think that would be so much fun.Delete
Both a great, inchie and twinchie.ReplyDelete
So much fun on the inchie and your bead work is always a joy to seeReplyDelete
Love Chrissie xx
Thanks so much ChrissieDelete
A very clever theme for your inchie, love the treasure map as well.ReplyDelete
Clever idea for the inchie, I think a real beaded ear would have been quite difficult on an inch! Great treasure map too, I used to love drawing those as a kid with by best friend SheilaReplyDelete
Thanks Sally, Glad you liked itDelete
You made me laugh about the mattress! Your beading is perfect, as usual. I love the idea of the "ear ye"! Wonderful treasure map too!ReplyDelete
LOL thanks Jean.Delete
Fabulous Freebird! Thanks so much for participating in the 2 by 2! Funny about the mattress sales. I'm trying to save pennies for a new one as we're going to have guests at Christmas, but nowhere to put them! HA! Have a brilliant day! cReplyDelete
Thanks, They are for sure not cheap! I am enjoying the 2x2'sDelete
What a funny idea for your ear-inchie ;-) And your Treasure work is stunning!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much SandraDelete