Monday, 24 August 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Pavillion

Hi Folks,

I love the word pavillion (today's word at Every Inchie Monday).  Don't know why, just do. 

My first offering is a drawing of a local pavillion, found at Dundurn Castle, in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Yes, we have a castle - sort of.   It's actually a very large house where Sir Allan MacNab lived.  (I'll let you look him up if you're not Canadian.)  Keep in mind, this is a city that has a 300 foot 'mountain', which is what we call the Niagara Escarpment which runs through the city (that's what Niagara Falls falls over).  The city is sort of divided into two parts: the mountain and below the mountain, which those that live there call the city.  Hamilton is also called 'the waterfall city' because of the amount of small waterfalls that go over this escarpment.  It's very pretty.  

So this pavillion is part of the Dundurn Castle estate:

And, of course, I offer you my quilled inchie.  Not too bad this week (if a little out of focus).  If I could find my inchies I'd retake the picture.  I think they are hiding somewhere with my crochet hooks:

Keep covered this week.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Lamp

Hello Fellow Inchers,

I confess I forgot about Monday this week.  Oops.  I didn't have time to draw this week's word at Every Inchie Monday, Lamp, so I have used an inchie photo.  One of my favourite art movements is Art Deco.  Here is an Art Deco lamps for the first inchie.

And here is my rather odd quilled lamp.  It was rather hard to make a lamp and this is what I came up with.

Hope your week enlightened.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Gelli Printing on Fabric contest

Gelli Arts is having a contest to win gelli plates for printing on fabric.  Great idea - another use for the fabulous gelli plate:  go to

Monday, 10 August 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Wall

Hello Folks,

Wall is today's word for Every Inchie Monday.
The most important wall I could think of involved its destruction - the falling of the Berlin wall on Nov 9, 1989.

My quilling is a little more light hearted.  Being very shy, to this day I am still the wallflower at parties:

I've figured out the glue bit now but this was made quite a while ago before I knew how to hide the residue better.

Have a happy week.  

Monday, 3 August 2015

Every Inchie Monday: Window

Hello Folks,

This week's word at Every Inchie Monday is window.  My drawing is nothing special, in fact, it's a rather wonky window - not one that would pass any house inspection:

For my quilled inchie I decided to go with the idea that the eyes are the windows of the soul:

Enjoy the simple pleasure of looking out your window this week.  The world is an amazing place.  If you are in Canada, enjoy this holiday Monday.