You may have guessed from the title that this is going to be a fairly long post. I have such a big backlog of things to share with you, I just have to cram more than one thing into each post. I hope you can stay with me though, because at the end of the post is the link to the giveaway, just in case you didn't see yesterday's post ;-)
Ok, I'll start with WHITE WEDSNESDAY. Kathleen over at Faded Charm is hosting the 118th White Wednesday and as usual there are sooooo many fabulous links to explore. Do check them out if you have a little while to spare. My White Wednesday post is about one of my most favourite things. Lace. French lace. Again, lol. I found the following pieces at a vide greniers in Perrecy Les Forges -
TAG TUESDAY, oh my, we had a wicked challenge this week - RECYCLE THE TRASH. Funny how it turned out to be a rather foody looking tag. I used the label from a French cheese box ( very smelly but delicious cheese, thankfully the tag does not smell of it, lol ), a bit of a chocolate bar cardboard cover, a little bit of the foil the chocolate was wrapped in, and the leaves are from a Magners cider box which I retrieved from the recycling as well. The two little flowers are punched out from another scrap of the chocolate foil. The "string" is made from twisted up tissue paper, which I had discarded and fished out of the bin in my craft room again -
And on to the rest of the inchies I had to catch up on, the last 6 of the ELEVEN inchies I needed to make to get up to date again. Working backwards through the weeks -
For STRENGTH I chose to use the chinese symbol -
For RUST I used a tiny little rusty key, found at a French vide greniers -
SUNSET was proving really difficult. I love the sunsets we get at our cottage in France, I photograph them all the time, because each night they are so very different. I really couldn't decide which inchie I preferred, as the colours are so different. So I am posting both, and you can decide for yourselves which you prefer.
NEST was so much fun to make, but tricky. Have you ever tried to make the tiniest little nest out of a few strands of dried grass, lol? It took me ages, but I got there in the end. Three tiny pearls made good little eggs -
For BOOKS I made a tiny little book with a scrap of paper from a French Missel. It had very small writing, so was ideal for this -
And lastly, 11 weeks ago, the challenge was LOVE, and fondly remembering the Hippie days of Love and Peace, it just had to be this -
I POSTED A BACK-FROM-FRANCE GIVEAWAY YESTERDAY. IN CASE YOU DIDN'T SEE THE POST, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED -
Thank you all for stopping by and good luck in the draw if you decide to enter.