Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dancing in Spain and Argentina

Hey everyone, I am again doing a twofer!  I spent last week getting ready for a trip up north to see my family.  Then the weekend up there and back in a few days.  Spent this last weekend freezing because while I was up north my HVAC system decided to be bad and go on the fritz!  So now I have to wait until there is no rain for the service man to come by and fix it! 

But all that aside, I did take some time tonight to catch up.  Last week's Every Inchie Monday world tour stopped in Spain.  So many things to design for Spain.  But I really love dancing.  Dance is completely a love language.  It is so beautiful to see people dressed up and moving so gracefully.  So for Spain I decided to design one of the dances that Spain is known for, The Flamenco


Dance is also front and center for this weeks Stop on the Inchie world Tour.  Argentina, one of the most beautiful dances, the Tango.  I love watching the tango.  So beautiful, emotional and expressive.  I just had to try to do the dance justice.  I will say that this weeks inchie is much better looking than last weeks LOL.  This is just a close up of the man and woman in the dance.


That is it for me this week.  Let's hope that I get to have time to post again next week LOL.  Check out the rest of the great artwork over at EIM.  Have a warm, blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hello Kitty Loves Hockey!

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by this week.  I missed you all last week but I was busy helping my daughter move out. 

I missed last weeks World tour stop over at Every Inchie Monday, which was in Canada.  Canada is well known for inventing Hockey.  I am also well known for loving hockey!  So of course I had to put both together. 


For this inchie I used the Canadian flag with hockey sticks and a hockey puck.  That is what they are supposed to look like, lol. 

This week EIM world tour makes a stop at Taiwan.  The one thing that I know about Taiwan is that Hello Kitty is from Taiwan!  Who doesn't love Hello Kitty?!?  I remember when I was little my mom got me this little clear plastic bag and inside it had a small, I mean really small white pencil and some Hello Kitty paper, envelopes and stickers.  It was my favorite thing!  I was probably 7 years old.  I kept it forever.  When my daughter was little she loved Hello Kitty just like I did.  So I just had to make Kitty as my inchie.  Squeee! 


That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great artwork over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It's All Malta to Me.

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  This one is going to be a quick one.  Just got my inchie.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the world tour stops at Malta. 

Malta is a tiny island, just 121 square miles.  I am sure the bulk of towns in the US are bigger than Malta.  But there is over 425,000 people there.  That sounds kinda crowded to me. 

I really did not know what to do for Malta so I went with the flag of Malta.  Its a red and white flag with a grey cross in the corner, so that is what I did, lol. 


Not to much to look at, but that is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great inchie artwork over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Zealand and a Special Project

Hey everyone this one is going to be pretty quick.  I am running behind, (SHOCK, I know!)  Earlier today, without knowing it I accidentally threw my keys in the trash.  I realized 8 hours later when I got off work and couldn't find my keys!  So 50$ (for a locksmith) and 2 hours later I was finally home and using my spare keys.  The keys could all be replaced but unfortunately I had a name plate with my name on it that my sister gave me when I was a teenager, I have kept it on my keys ever since and I actually cried when I realized that it was gone forever. 

But, enough of that, now onto some prettyness!  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the world tour stops at New Zealand.  One thing that I thought was pretty cool for such an out of the way place was that 5% of the worlds population lives there!  That is pretty crazy I thought, so I made it into an inchie.


Also this week I wanted to show my slow progress on my special project.  I really don't know what to call it yet.  I have a few thoughts but I have not narrowed it down yet but here it is, so far!


Well, I did say this was a short post so that is it for me this week, take care and have a blessed and creative week my friends.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Croatia Wins!

Hey everybody, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  I have been waiting for this weeks stop on the Every Inchie Monday world tour.  Croatia may not sound like the best place in the world to stop on a world tour but when I was researching Croatia I found out the coolest thing.  Croatians love to break world records!  It is like a country-wide thing for them.  25 records have been broken by them and was what I based my inchie on. 

Think of this, you decide that an arena in Pula, Croatia needs to dress it up a bit and decide that the one way to do that is to make a tie to fit around the arena.  A tie that measures 2,650 ft!  Wow!  I would not want to have to knot that tie!  LOL  Check it out.  Those little dots in the square are people!! 


This awesome picture is the inspiration for my inchie.  I have to say this inchie gave me fits, 2 count them 2 beads broke and I had to replace them after I had already beaded past them.  But I am happy I got it done.  I really love this one, it is a simple close up of a knotted tie and white shirt but it makes me smile since it represents the picture above.  What do you think?


Also this week I made a pair of earrings for my adopted daughter.  These are so pretty and they make me wish I still had my ears pierced.  I love the color combo as well.  She picked out the design and colors. 


That is it for me this week.  I am still trying to work on my special project that I posted a few months ago.  But I have been plagued with shoulder pain and have not having had the time to get to it as much as I wanted.  Thanks for stopping by this week and don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great artwork about Croatia.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Peace and Light!

Hey everyone, I have been really trying to get back to weekly posts but last week I had a family event to go to that kept me away all weekend.  So this weekend I got busy catching up with my inchies.  I was really looking forward to doing these 2 inchies so I am glad I got to them.

First off, last week over at Every Inchie Monday the world tour stopped in Jordan.  I was not sure what to do for Jordan until I found out a really cool bit of information about Jordan.  It is one of only 2 countries that have made peace with Israel.  How cool is that!  Also, how sad is that?!?  I really wish there was peace everywhere but until that day comes along maybe we can look at Jordan and Egypt and their deal to be at peace with Israel. 

So for my inchie I decided to put a peace symbol in front of the colors of the flag of Jordan. 


I really love the look of the colors together.  What do you think?  Now this week the world tour stops in Iceland.  I love that Iceland is more like Greenland than Iceland but one thing that I found interesting about Iceland is that you can see the Northern Lights 8 months out of the year.  That would be sooooo cool!

For someone who loves colors and mixing all my colorful beads together the Northern Lights are a joy to be able to bead!  So of course I did! 


This may be hard to see but I used 7 different colors in my inchie!  Yay, color!!!!  LOL.  That is it for me this week.  I am super excited for next weeks inchie so I will see you then.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the other great artwork over there and have a blessed and creative week my friends. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Portugal, oh Man!

Hey everybody, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  I have had a very busy weekend.  My adopted daughter came in from Arizona and she and my daughter celebrated birthdays this weekend; 12th and 13th respectively.  We have had a great time laughing, eating, talking, and eating!  My sides have hurt from all the giggles!  If only that could make me lose weight!  haha!

I did take some time to work on my inchie this week, which ends up being very timely.  Since the girls are together they have had some bottles of wine with friends.  What does that have to do with the inchie theme this week?  I will get to that in a minute. 

First off, this week the world tour stops in Portugal.  My first thought was the rock band Portugal, The Man.  But I was not really sure I could figure something out for them.  So I looked into Portugal and found out that Portugal produces 50% of the cork in the world.  So without Portugal, the girls wine bottles would be very sad.  Even though I designed this pattern back in January before my adopted daughter even decided to come to Arkansas, I think it was really meant to be!  HAHA. 

So for my inchie I decided to design the top of a wine bottle with the cork still in it. 


I also have to say that even though I don't drink,  I love wine corks because I like to bead around them for Christmas ornaments. 

Well, that is it for me this week, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great places we visit and the artwork that we have done.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.