Monday, March 30, 2009

Tea and Inchies for Someone

(I will keep this post at the top of my page for a few days, so scroll down if you check in daily)









This was some happy mail that came with a gentle suggestion of a tea and inchie "pay it forward" project ...







Here are 20 inchies I made with the happy mail ....










Now the question is what to do with them ....

You see, there is a particular kind of comfort and joy that comes with a handful of inchies to spill out and look at just for the wanting to. There seems to be no apparent purpose to inchies - but the happiness factor they impart in a quiet moment makes "no apparent purpose" a poor judgement of these humble one inch gems.

Do you know anyone who needs a handful of inchies to cheer them up (maybe even you)? I would like to pay them (and some special teas) forward ....

If I get a lot of responses to this post, I'll put names in a hat, pray, and draw a name :)

19 comments:

Lumilyon said...

Kimmie! you know I'd love one or two! Happy ones! x

Lumilyon said...

forgot to say, package on the way x

sunnymama said...

Hi, these are so lovely and what a lovely idea too. I'm in the UK so postage for you would be too much but if I was nearer I would love some. I'm sure they are going to make people smile :)

Vicki Holdwick said...

I'd love to have some of those. I've never made inchies.

These are lovely and would surely bring a smile to my face!

Elizabeth said...

Call on me, me! I don't know why, but they are just so intriguingly happy to me. I'm so not crafty but ever since I stumbled upon your website, they fascinate me. I love your pay it forward and will do so, anyway!

Robin said...

Your inchies are gorgeous! I love how you nailed the "happiness factor" on the head. Although I would treasure your inchies for the beautiful art that they are....I have been so blessed with blog giveaways lately that I don't want to be considered for receipt of them. I can always look at your blog when I need a fix!

Take Care - Robin

Kristin Long said...

Kimmie, I think your inchies are super cute!!! I especially like the little dog one with the little charm- what a clever idea!!!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

How sweet and lovely Kimmie, it would be so sweet to have one of your inchies!

Kim Mailhot said...

Your inches are so very sweet - they look like a big bunch of happy displayed all together ! It is so fun to send out the happy into the world, isn't it ?

I would love to receive a treat and promise to put some more back out there for others too !
Have a great weekend !

Linda said...

You are absolutely right - there's something very satisfying about these little treasures. I would love to do an 'inchie and tea' swap with you if thats ok? If you're interested, email me.
Love
Linda x

ooglebloops said...

An inchie and tea swap sounds like a great idea- but put my name in the hat for an inchie or two!!!!

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Kimmie, I love what you did with the project. I won't put my name in the hat, not because I don't love your work; as I do, but because I'd get more pleasure out of seeing someone else get it. I hope the teas were good- I meant to put in two different teas.

Kimmie said...

Diane - the teas are delicious - I'm using and re-using them until the tea water is becoming quite pale :) The red tea was my favourite!

Amy said...

The inchies are splendid!! I love the one's in the cup..SO NEAT!
I've only ever made Twinchies..just as fun to create!
You received some real nice treasure's.

Christy said...

Sure--I'll be number 15! ;) These days who couldn't use a little happy mail knocking on the mailbox? Regardless, of who receives them, what a tremendous idea---it's the little things that make a big difference.

Shari said...

Just read about this inchie/tea exchange on Linda's blog. This is the comment I left for her:

"Since you made so many, can I play??? Love inchies and have made hundreds of them in the past (you can see some of them on my blog if you scroll way, way down). Email me privately if you'd be interested in a small one on one exchange. My days of joining large collaboratives and swaps is over, but when it comes to a few inchies I just can't help myself!!
-hugs, shari
P.S. If you don't recognize me it is because I have up until now been a silent reader of your blog :)"

I know that your pay it forward thingie is well over, but I still would love to play. I am just now coming out of a very, very long creative funk and I am getting my feet wet a toe at a time!! Inchies and tea seem to be just the right thing. Please play along with me!! I have also been a silent reader of your blog for some time. "Red Wagons" have a special place in my life---I'll tell you about that when I get to know you better.
-hugs, shari
xoxoxo

sue said...

Kimmie, First of all I love your blog! And, I especially love your art! I made my first inchies about two months ago, they were halloween inchies(I'm always a "day" late) and I used rub-ons and I really liked how they turned out. But, the reason I am writing is, I find inchies fascinating and I love the ones I see, but where do you get the tiny images, do people photocopy images to fit the inchie? Sue

Kimmie said...

well Sue - I get a lot of inspiration from packaging and paper scraps - just like what you see in the top picture. Once you start making inchies, you'll look at things you would normally throw away in a whole new light.

purplepaint said...

Just found your blog through Patty's link! I've had such fun looking around! I'll be back to view some more! I love your artwork and your inchies are awesome!!! So inspiring! Marva