Monday, September 13, 2010

Cookin' like I know what I'm doing....

Since I was a little girl, I loved cutting and glueing things. Scrapbooking is okay, but there is too much pressure involved. Get the perfect picture, write the perfect story, get the perfect papers and embellishments. BUT inchies are


No pressure. Just F-U-N. And a lot of it for such a small little canvas.

I made these little babies for a SWAP-BOT swap.
(I know that you are thinking that I may have a bit of a problem. Don't worry. I can't quit whenever I want to. I just don't want to.)

You can't tell from the picture, but the Ladybug and the Peacock are much more vibrant in person. I used Spica markers to highlight and then covered the whole thing with Dimensional Glaze and let me tell you, those colors POP. The pond for the frog is two blue flowers whose petals were cut and re-arranged. The fluffy chick was hand drawn. It's a quarter step above stick-people-drawing. And you can't really tell that the shiney blob on the MAY inchie is actually a basket of flowers. I hope my partner likes these. As usual, I got a bit carried away and sent 5 more than what was required. But you know how it goes, you struggle at first thinking "What was I thinking? I don't know what to make." And then you get an idea, and while you are making that one, another idea strikes. Then another, and another. Next thing you know, you have 15 instead of 10.

I also channeled my Nana last week and made shredded beef tacos on Sunday. I updated her method a bit, and used the crock pot to cook the beef. She used to do it on the stove. But she didn't work outside the home, so could tend the pot during the day. I cooked the meat Saturday, so I really don't know why I just rambled on about that. Anyway, I love my crock pot. I don't use it as often as I should, but I DO love it when I do.

I'm pretty sure she would have frowned because the tacos were too dark.

But in my defense, I need more practice. LOTS more.

No one complained. They ate them all without too much conversation.

I take that as a BIG compliment.



Sian said...

I love the title for your post today - I wish I felt like that a bit more often lol. Big, big crockpot fan here. I'm making chicken casserole in it tonight.

Lori said...

I've said it before, but you now have the official title of "Inchie Queen" or "Queen of Inchies", whichever you prefer. These are awesome, love your attention to the details.

Electra said...

You make the BESTEST inchies (among other good things) these are spectacular!

lauren said...

oh my gosh yes, those are drool-worthily *WONDERFUL* indeed! ...and the inchies look good, too... (bah-dump-bump! i'm here all week folks, try the veal!)

(sorry! apparently i am QUITE HUNGRY, i think i should probably ingest something besides coffee!!!)