Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday Challenge - DANCE

I love classical ballet. I once saw Rudolph Nureyev on stage in Romeo and Juliet, and that was the most amazing perfomance I have ever seen. So, when I saw that this week's theme was Dance, it just had to be something to do with ballet.

I wanted to make a little stage for my ballet dancer, including the big red curtains which glide and swish so beautifully across the stage after each act. Hmm, not as easy as I thought, lol. Manipulating such tiny bits of fabric is even worse than dealing with paper! Got there in the end though, not very tidily, but they are recognisable as curtains. I printed and cut out the dancer and used little sparklies for stage lights at the top.

DANCE inchie -

Short post today, gotta get back to watching the Cricket World Cup!

Toodlepip xxx


marigold jam said...

How clever. Have you seen the film The Black Swan? Or the programme about a year in the life of a ballet company?

Enjoy the cricket. I have a friend who loves cricket and she was horrified when she told me the score once and I asked if that meant we were winning or losing!! LOL


Juanita Tortilla said...

Aw, this mini dramatic stage curtain is quite the cutest!

Silly question time: What do you do with all these inchies?

Deborah said...

I love it! The curtains add the perfect touch!

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous!! I can't begin to imagine how difficult it must have been to make 1-inch curtain panels! Beautifully done, and so very creative.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear, this is the sweetest theater piece I have seen-how cute,-and I love your bottle below-and the wonderfull spring,tag-
"Tulle" is watching TV-so I`m watching here,lol

Kris said...

Wow, you really got a lot on that inch. Great story it tells too!

Robin said...

Awww, this is just adorable! Lovely inchie!


Croap Queen said...

Very clever missus
JJ x

missy k said...

What a totally gorgeous inchy.... I haven't made one in TOO long.... your curtains are really cute - I am feeling my love of inchies return!!!!


kathy mc said...

This is fantastic!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Lovely inchie,Liz!!Have a wonderful weekend.

Fabric Art said...

Liz your inchie is fantastic, love that you make a whole theater scene in such a small space, great work.

suziqu's thread works said...

I agree with Anni - making a whole stage set - lights, curtains and all on an inchie is pretty mind bloggling (this typing was accidental but I rather liked it as I was about to correct it)!!!

stampdiva said...

Hi Liz
Absolutely love what you created and to imagine, on such a small surface.

Lynn Stevens said...

darling tiny dancer, I know what you mean, I once did a page with a red velvet curtain, a daunting task.
But in the end worked out. Can't even imagine how you did it so small!
Hugs Lynn

sissie said...

Hi Liz,
This is adorable. I love the stage drapes, it's so sweet.
I don't know how you work in such a small space and create so beautifully.


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is fantastic, Liz!!! I love it!! I hope you have a great weekend! We're re-doing the garden because the sun is finally out--lots of work ahead, but well worth it, huh? In a few weeks, I'll have pretty flowers! I sure am ready for spring.
Sending (((hugs))) your way,

Romeo said...

Did you say ROMEO and Juliet?!?! I'm sure it was grand, I mean how could it be anything but with a name like ROMEO?!??

Purrsonally, I like your take on dance better than I liked "her" take on dance when "she" dressed me up in that tutu. Is it any wonder why I adore you so?!?



Anneke said...

what a wonderful piece and i love the curtains

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
I just popped over to wish you a happy weekend...hope it's going great!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the small intimate theater you have created here. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Gaby Bee said...

Wow,this is fantastic! I love how much detail you put into such a tiny piece. The curtains are the perfect add!