dja-karta has a new blog, devoted to the challenges of miniatures (inchies, rinchies, atc and other small things). The first challenge is to make a birthday themed inchie.
That's my inchie:
Why is it birthday themed? Well, in russian when we wish a "happy birthday" we often say "happy jam day!", it has nothing to do with jam actually, but sounds a little alike and funny... hmmm, let's say it's like "happy broth-day!" =)
So I made an inchie with a jar of raspberry jam! All raspberries are quilled from the thinnest strips I could cut - like 1 mm. Couldn't use a quilling tool, used a pin and fingers to quill the parts. The greenery is also cut manually.
The top of the jar is covered with a fabric lid - made of gingham ribbon.
And there's a little bee - made of yellow i-clay, the strips are drawn with a pen and wings are made of shiny fiber, not glued - they pop up a little.
That's it, thanks for looking!