Hello Blogreaders, how is your day going???
Its like this here…
Bit grey and cold, definitely no sunshine. So whats with the title of the post then??? No I’m not thinking of emigrating, although if our weather doesn’t improve soon I might! I got a parcel. All the way from Alice Springs 😀
couple few years ago (feels like a couple!) a very good friend of mine emigrated to Alice Springs. Thanks to the wonders of t’ interwebs (say it with a broad yorkshire accent) we have been able to keep in touch and share photos of significant events and growing children. I’ve mentioned my blog so hopefully she has stopped by and had a look. She wanted to check my home address recently because she wanted to send me “something”. I was intrigued. Then everyday life took over and I forgot about it.
Then today a parcel arrived. Heres a quick look for you.
Think I’ll be able to find some uses for that, no problem. Now that card. It’s not just a card, its special. My friend makes “inchies” and apparently they are very addictive. What are inchies??? I wondered that too. Well they are teeny one inch square works of art. They can be made from anything – paper, fabric, wood, metal. You can even make inchie quilts. You can swap them, collect them, use them for cards and make stunning displays from them. Here’s a closer look at my very own unique inchie card.
(Photos were taken in the garden in an effort to make the most of the light but I think I failed!) Absolutely perfect for me. Beautiful purple with patterns and beads an embroidery. Think I am going to have to find a frame for it.
In my quest to find out more about inches I discovered that the lovely Carla from Feathered Fibres has a nice tutorial about how to make them (not to mention lots of other interesting ones – definitely going to have to have a go at the freeform crochet scarf one day). If you are interested then click here to find out more.
Ok, my afternoon is ticking away and I have some wonderful new fabric calling to me (first time I have had chance to sew since before half term!) so I must not resist. Hope the sun comes out for you today.