Feeling ropey

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By the time you are reading this I will, once again, be off on my work travels. I am, again, heading to Hull, a place I seem to have been to far too many times. However, this time may be a little different as it has just been announced that Hull will be the UKs City of Culture for 2014. I will be very honest and say that I find it hard to say that sentence with a straight face. A fact you may not know about Hull is that all its telephone boxes are white, rather than red.

So to today’s project and it’s time for the new challenge over at Every Inchie Monday where the theme is “rope.” My first thought was soap on a rope which, when I was younger, was one of the best things to get in your stocking. Back then, it usually came from Avon and was in the shape of a peach. I was reminded of that as the only rope I could find looked very much like the sort that had soap attached! Here are the inchies I came up with:

P1060461As you can see, I can squeeze Christmas out of anything! I separated the rope strands and then twisted a tiny bit of wire around one end to keep it altogether.

P1060459For the tree, I spritzed the rope with Dylusions, added a star and then some blobs of red stickles.

P1060460It was whilst I was making the tree that the idea of the beard came to me. I added an extra little strand for a moustache. The nose is a tiny red gem and the eyes are some black faux pearls. I used some Snow Writer for the hair.


Now I’m sure my fellow inchie makers will come up with some amazing artwork and inspirational interpretations of the theme, so be sure to buzz over and check them out.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Feeling ropey — 18 Comments

  1. It’s lovely in Hull. My friend bought a house on Boulevard all done out and pretty cheap at the size of it.The first visit we had was a trip to the local shop where a police car sreeched across the pavement in front of us as there was a thief coming towards us with a fireplace on his shoulder. The day after we pulled up at the traffic lights to see four lads glue sniffing next to us.Since then she has helped with seeing the restoration of the Victorian fountain on Boulevard, helped turn a piece of wasteland into a garden and seen the library allowed to stay, and the garden restored.Things are getting better in Hull, as she was a bit worried when she went to live there, due to her husband’s job.

    • Gosh, you’ve seen some sights. I shall look out for the fountain. I’m always a bit envious they have a lovely House of Fraser and the new shopping centre is amazing. Glad your friend has found happiness there and keeping the library is a major achievement.

  2. I was already smiling at your very inventive Father Christmas and tree when I read your tale about Avon soap on a rope, I just burst out laughing. Oh the memories! Mind you it could have solved all my Christmas present worries.

    Fab idea, I love your inchies, they are so sweet and they look very tactile.

    Dionne xx

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