This week's Every Inchie Monday challenge word was MERRIMENT. When I think of that word, I immediately think of all the wonderful old traditions we have here in the UK, the Morris dancing, the Maypole dancing, which to me epitomises merriment. I love watching them and we always have so much fun, especially if there is a lovely old country pub nearby ;-).
So, for my inchie this week, I chose an old scene of merry men dancing around the maypole. I used fine embroidery thread to simulate the ribbons being wound round the maypole, and just a teeny bit of sparkle for the crown of the maypole -
And would you believe that I am actually posting a Tag Tuesday Challenge tag on a Tuesday? No? Well, you are not alone, I couldn't quite believe that I really managed to make my tag today either. Kinda feels quite good, lol. This week's challenge was to make a MANLY Tag.
I scanned in an old photograph of a rather handsome young man and then surrounded him with a few things that are probably fairly high on a man's wish list. Starting at the bottom, a good cigar ( represented by the cigar band ), a nice big pocket watch, the latest car of course, a trip to Paris, a bottle or two of French champagne and last but hopefully not least, a gold wedding ring........
Now what more could a man possibly wish for, eh?
I am off to finish my Birdsong tags, as I received the bits I was waiting for today. Seems I have done a fair amount of crafting since I got back from France. AND I am also working on something for the soon-to-come Giveaway, lol, won't be long now.