Monday, 18 November 2013

Inchie

Hello to a new week and to everyone who pops into Jumbled Crafts--always great to read the comments you leave-THANK YOU

This week at Every Inchie Monday the theme is OLD. I am sure this will mean lots of variety in the inchies that everyone makes for the challenge.


I chose one of the names the English use for their police force. I did try to find out the origins of the phrase but it seems that no one knows for sure as the explanations were many and varied. Strange have we have so many names for policemen-some not very nice at all. I just call them Police :)

Have a great day today

Love Chrissie x



18 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely little inchie! The police here have lots of different names,too - some of them not very polite! Have a lovely week, hugs, Valerie

Zoe Brener said...

Awwww, everything old is new again! Gorgeous inchie. You know, I think this is going to be one cute, charming week.

Catherine said...

Max would love your inchie as he is a former policeman ! I will ask him about the Old Bill... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

froebelsternchen Susi said...

nice little idea and I am thrilled with your tag below - so special! love it!

Meggymay said...

Great inchie, hope you find out where that name came from, it has me wondering now.
Yvonne

WendyK said...

Great idea for the inchie this week Chrissie.

Trillian said...

Very nice interpretation. Love your inchie.

sally said...

I like the link you've made on this weeks inchie!

Sally

JennyJ said...

Love your Inchie - great idea - I have an explanation from Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable to do with Old Bill being a disillusioned walrus moustached old soldier from WW1 portrayed by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather an artist and journalist. His portrayal of the Old Bill was adopted as a nickname for the Metropolitan police possibly because a lot of old servicemen were recruited by posters showing Bairnfathers Old Bill in a Special Constables uniform. Brilliant Inchie and nice to learn something - hope it helps.

sam21ski said...

Great idea and fab oldy image

Sam xxx

Katelyn said...

Great inchie, I have never heard of that expression before. I love it!

butterfly said...

Lovely vintage policeman image, nice take on the theme, and food for thought too... who could ask for anything more?! Just been off Googling Old Bill, and am more confused that before. LIke you I'll stick with police (and not "pleece" as it now seems to be universally pronounced on the news), or at a pinch "bobbies" - I know where that's from!
Alison x

Lisette Baker said...

How clever. Love your thinking and love how you've executed it.

Tracy said...

What a fun take on the theme, Chrissie!

freebird7100 said...

I like this one. I especially like the little dabs of silvery color. great job

Craftychris said...

Brilliant idea and fab piccie! xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Amazing on such a little piece of paper ! Have a great week, Shirleyx

MorningAJ said...

I wasn't sure whether the Old Bill was just for the Metropolitan police. I assumed it was something London-y. (No idea what though.)

Unusual choice. Well done.