I was pleasantly surprised to have my Pastel inchies included in an inchie treasury by creativeseconds on Etsy today. I noticed that a few things have changed since I last listed or spent any time there. One of them being the Treasury list and how it works. It's much better now that you can save the treasuries that you create to your Etsy profile...great idea! after all the hard work it doesn't just disappear after 24hrs or was it 12hrs I cant remember....also its nice too that you don't have to try and grab one as the list goes vacant so much fairer don't you think? I decided to make one and the first thing that came into my head was 'Peonies' they are such pretty flowers big but also delicate and they are indeed an inspiration to so many artists.
I've been working on a collection of pendants and brooches that a started last June, I cant believe they have sat so long unfinished on my worktable, put aside for other projects and the summer holidays.
I decided to work on these to get them completed and into my Etsy shop too, new year new collection and all that.
I finished them today...yeh!.... Ive been feeling a bit under the weather for a couple of days which has slowed me up but I got there eventually! I'm quite excited about these new pieces :)
Only problem now is getting a good light to get some good shots, I prefer to use natural light always and its in very short supply here in Scotland.
So here's to tomorrow and hopefully a brighter day in all respects :)
Today I reopened my Etsy shop and decided to sell some of my inchies.
I enjoy the process of making inchies.
I enjoy seeing a set come together and find new ways and new ideas to embellish them with each set I create unique.
Pink & Red
There are so many ways to use inchies, in bigger pieces of art, embellishing journals, bags, purses, iphone and ipad cases, jewellery making, quilts.......these are just a few, I'm sure there are many more.
I'm selling them unframed to keep costs down and allow you the choice of how to use them. I will however be sending them out mounted on card, ready to be framed. The set of 16 fits nicely into a square frame available from IKEA. I have shown pictures of each set on the listings in the black and the white frames.
These two sets are now up for sale and I'm hoping to get more up for sale soon.
Update : Pastel inchies set now SOLD but photographic prints are now available of my inchie sets in my ETSY shop.
I worked a little more on the 28 square sampler in memory of my niece Bianca
No 8 Christmas Tree
No 9 Pumpkin
No 10 Gift
The sampler so far.........
I thought it would get at least a little bit easier to talk about the reasons for the things that I stitch in the squares, but as time goes by and I pick up the sampler and work a little bit more on it ....it just gets more difficult