To make each lady I used the instructions in the 3D quilled character book for the fairy. I used the same amount of strips for her dress but I made it bigger. I also didn't add the legs, obviously! To make their hair, I use 3 mm wide strips and cut them into thirds. Each person has different wavyness in their hair. I found when I made it totally straight it didn't look right! At first when you glue their hair, it looks wild! Sometimes I tame it as I go, other times I do it once I'm done. It's a combination of holding the hair down and glue. I also like to give them side bangs, IDK, maybe it's because I'm a teen, LOL. They're all around 3 inches tall.
First up is autumn lady! Chestnut brown hair seemed to me to be the perfect color for fall! Sis suggested 3/4 sleeves because it's not very hot yet not very cold in fall (but in Wisconsin I always wear long sleeves in the fall!). I also put leaves on her dress for obvious reasons!
For winter lady I wanted to give her a "coat", so I gave her long sleeves and a white "dress". The fringed flowers are like fur. Guess what? I don't even own a fringer yet, so I did that all by hand (on her sleeves is 3 mm wide paper too!). My hands REALLY cramped up. So much so that I literally had to...uncrack my whole hand! It was crazy but so worth it. I put buttons down her to act as buttons on her coat, and the black thing and bow in the middle is like her "tie" on her jacket! I gave her a headband, so like one of those cold weather headbands and black gloves.
This lady probably took me the longest, her or winter lady... The flowers on her dress were so fiddly! The dots on her sleeves even more so...Like, this is the defintion of fiddly! Either her or winter lady is my favorite.
I had some issues with summer lady...I wanted to make her dress short and with flip flops. Well, when I did that she wouldn't stay up, and her flip flops looked awkard! So I had to add another strip to her. I wanted to give her a ponytail, so I did. I think it turned out so cute! The blue on the bottom of her dress is like "water" and the yellow "sand". The curly cues on the bottom are "waves" and on the yellow is a sea shell!