Sunday, February 15, 2009


I could never understand the facination with Inchies. I just couldn't see why anyone would want to work on something so small.

Then, for no reason I can comprehend, I wanted to make some. Don't ask me why! I also knew I did NOT want to hand cut all those squares so I bought an Inch punch before Christmas.

I toyed with the idea for a while and then put it on the back burner as I cared for my baby. But I finally jumped in....and hosted a swap!

I figured the best way to insure that I actually made some Inchies was to host a swap....then I HAD to finish them! :-)

The theme is flowers.

I worked on them all this week. It took mind off of Tucker....sort of. He would have loved this swap as he LOVED to help with all my projects and the smaller the pieces the more fun he had playing with them. This was a project right up his alley! :-)

It was nice to be able to create and remember Tucker in a good way.

One very odd thing. The majority of colors I used were Purple, Yellow and Pink....colors I am not wild about and as far as Yellow....Hate! Very Strange LOL

Saturday, February 14, 2009

It has been over a week since I have posted anything.

My last post was on Feb. 4. On Friday, February 6, my beloved little Tucker lost his battle with kidney disease. It was the hardest thing I have had to endure, letting him go.

He was such a huge part of my life. I talked to him constantly (and he listened and replied). I keep expecting to see him peeking around the corner at me or sitting in his bed when I turn around.

Last night I was eating ice cream and did what I always do, I called for him to join me.

It is so hard trying to adjust to him being gone. Hopefully the pain and loneliness will subside.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Things have been really stressful around here. My poor little baby, Tucker, is sick and that takes all my thoughts and energy worrying about him.

I finally realized I needed to at least try to create....something.

I found some wood scraps in the garage, paneling left over from our bathroom remodel of 2 years ago. I had hubby cut it into usable pieces and I sat myself down at my desk.

The first one is a house shape. It is about 3 1/2 inches tall (plus wire hanger). I painted it off white and coated it with Porcelain Crackle. When the crackle had dried, I rubbed on some Walnut Distress ink and then wiped off the excess. When you get really close you can see the cracks. Unfortunately, my macro isn't working right so I couldn't get that close. I guess I need to dig out my bigger camera and charge up those batteries!

The woman came from the Stage Beauties CD from The music (Oxford Impression) was stamped in black permanent ink and rubbed off a bit before it was completely dry. The typewriter key font is from Nostalgiques.

I added the wire and buttons both as a hanger and as a fun addition.

This one is about 4 1/2 inches tall (plus wire hanger). The Chinese writing is from an old newspaper. I used Mod Podge to glue it down and then washed red acrylics over the whole thing. When that had dried, I rubbed Walnut Distress ink all over rubbing some off in places. The bamboo is stamped with chalk ink. The "stamp" and cancellation were also stamped with chalk inks. The women are from another CD from Enchanted Mercantile, Vintage Ephemera Vol.1.

This one took me a lot longer as I kept changing my mind about what I wanted but the farther along I got the more I liked it. There is even a little sparkle, I tried out my Glimmer Mists before I added the women. It is very subtle and hardly noticeable until you tilt it just the right way LOL