Monday, Monday – AGAIN! This morning I am off to York but, unfortunately, it is for a meeting for work 🙁 On the upside though I am meeting with my favourite colleagues AND, if there’s time, I may get the opportunity to zip off to my favourite cake shop – Betty’s. In my, very humble, opinion Betty’s do the best macaroons they also do a fabulous coffee cake, amazing Florentines and superb Yorkshire curd tarts.
So, being Monday, there is a new word over at Every Inchie Monday and this week it’s ballet. I love going to the ballet and I am lucky that Sheffield is often host to superb productions. My favourite company is Northern Ballet who never fail to disappoint and I have seen their production of A Christmas Carol more times than I can count. My favourite ballet is The Nutcracker and I will go and see any version of this and, if you get the chance to see the Northern Ballet’s version it is brilliant, not traditional, but fabulous. I originally planned my inchies to based on The Nutcracker, but instead came up with these:
I hope you can spot the ballet references?! The first three use some wood effect card as the base. This is meant to represent the floor of the stage. Firstly, I made a little tutu out of some pink net/tulle but, as I was making it I was suddenly struck as to how closely it resembled a butterfly. So instead I went with that!
This one is the bouquet of flowers that the Prima Ballerina receives at the end of a performance. It is simply some punched fronds and some tiny, tiny pink flowers.
The next one I like to think of as a ballerina in a square inch! The satin ribbon and bow represent the ballet slippers, there’s a tutu and a flower. If I could have thought of a way to make a bun (as in hairstyle) I would have done that too!
Lastly, I used a little clipart image of some ballet slippers and coloured it with Promarkers.
Not what I planned, but I hope you enjoy them all the same.
Here’s opening I return from York with one of Betty’s distinctive brown carrier bags. If I do, you can be sure it will be empty by the time I get home!
Thanks for buzzing by.