Jolly Boat

The theme for this week at Every Inchie Monday is Jolly Boat. My thoughts led me to two different boat ideas and some same but different inchies:


First up was Edward Lear’s nonsense rhyme “The Owl and the Pussycat.” This is one of my favourite rhymes and I am so envious of my clever friend who got her mum to recite this as one of the readings at her wedding. Wish I’d thought of that. Anyway I decided that a “a beautiful pea green boat” had to be jolly, especially when it was carrying a cargo of honey and money!


I made a little boat using up some scraps of paper that has been coloured with Dylusions. The background is Promarkers that I have overstamped with white ink, using the sea bubbles stamp by Ryn.


I also found a copy of the rhyme in a book, photocopied the illustration, coloured it in and then reduced it to the size of an inch.


My other thought was linked to one of my favourite films- High Society. Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby reminisce about their honeymoon aboard a yacht called the True Love – “my she was yar.” I used to get really annoyed during parts of this scene as it is set around a beautiful swimming pool and not one of them goes for a swim! Anyway, I made an inchie version of True Love, using the same background, but this time out of book pages. All credit to Mr Beez who not only recognised what I was singing whilst I was making this (he claims I have a terrible voice!) but also knew where it came from. Well what he actually said was “please could Grace Kelly stop singing!”.


Lastly, I decided to make one final boat, this time entirely my own, using some jolly papers.



Enjoy these light-hearted inchies whilst you can. Next week the theme is a dark one and I have an idea that will require 9 inchies in total.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Jolly Boat — 20 Comments

  1. I was going to say that I think these are sooo cute, but it seems Diane beat me to it!

    I think the ‘Jolly’ boat is my favourite, but they are all adorable.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you – the owl and the pussycat rhyme is just one of those things that grabs you isn’t it. Your secret is safe with me! 😉

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