What is this blog?

This blog is about my crafts as I'm sure it's obvious, but rather specifically I post about my quilling. I suppose I didn't include quilling in the title simply because that would limit what I could put in this blog. In other words, 99% of this is in fact quilling.

There ARE periods where I don't post anything for a long time, but that doesn't mean I'm done with quilling! I'll post again. Eventually.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quilled ornaments: a snowflake and 3D star...thing

Hey all!  I'm finally back with some new quilling! :)

Yesterday, I really felt like quilling something, so a quilled snowflake that I cold use as an ornament came to mind.  As I had no idea where to start, I searched for some quilled snowflakes and printed out my favorite.  In no way did I copy it, I just used it as a guide.  Here is the result.

After having fun with that, I looked at the ornaments on my tree for inspiration.  There was this one 3D star one that got me thinking.  So I used 1/16 inch wide strips and came up with this.  It had a little gem at the bottom, so I made that and put white quilled rings on every part that needed thread: or fishing line, to be more precise.  I glitter-fied it up, because hel-lo, stars are glittery!  I used quite a bit of glitter.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.







Thursday, October 27, 2011

GIANT 3D quilled flower pot

Well, I just was able to finish this pot late last night.  I wanted to make a 3D quilled pot since I haven't in such a long time.  I noticed in my container full of strips that I had a lot of these really thick strips that I never used, so I used like 19 of them, so this pot is rather big.  I actually brought it to school yesterday since there were some classes I know I wasn't doing anything in (like my 'fun classes' since I am now on a four day weekend).  Anyway, I had time to do it in a few classes and in one of them a girl liked it so much she offered 15 dollars for it finished, and how could I refuse that?  Get money for my hobby?  Sure it's not that much considering how long it takes me, but how much should I expect a freshmen to pay?  Anyway, to me it just feels like someone is paying me to do something I would do anyway.  I wish my job was this fun!









Friday, October 21, 2011

3d quilled Dr. Suess Birthday Bird

Alright, this is the 3D quilling thing I finished a month or so ago, but I have procrastinated on hanging it (it was difficult to do so) which is when I wanted to take a pic of it :P.  I decided to make the birthday bird since I already made the Lorax.  They're rather fun to make.

This is my medicine cabinet, and eventually I plan to fill it with a bunch of quilled Dr. Suess character's, but for now it's just the BB.  I have to bring the Lorax down!  You can also see the panda I made a while ago!

I apologize for the lighting as well.  This is in my bathroom which has no windows since it's in the basement, and the lights ARE up all the way.


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Autumn Wedding Card

Yes, I made a wedding card about 6 months ago...and here I am with another (plus it's been a while since I've posted anything.  I'm a busy girl!).  I know it's rather off beat that a wedding card is made with fall colors, and it was supposed to be since my cousin is as well!  I'm actually typing this right now in my aunt and uncle's house in Colorado in the beautiful mountains. 

I thought of this new method for my cards the other days that I used here.  I wanted a fancy phrase to put on the card in fancy writing...but out of my millions of stamps I had none that were good enough!  So, I asked if I could print some text on a sheet of cardstock, and my dad didn't know, so I tried it and it worked!  I will SO be doing that from now on.
I also have this other quilled thing that I made a while ago, and I have to get around to hanging it up and taking a pic of it to post it here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bright love birds quilled card.

Hey guys, I'm here with a new card I made!  I made it for my grandma since she had MINOR shoulder surgery today.
I wanted to quill a bird, so I looked it up on images so I could quill over it.  I found two adorable lovebirds and printed it out.  I put the quilling on some old cork (I need new cork-my grandma gave me hers from when she was young).  It, like, sheds brown dust..Anyway, I was obsessing over having the quilling stick right in all the right places, so I put on so many straight pins in it...there was more on the yellow bird, but I moved them to the other bird as I quilled.
Also, I did do some similar color schemes from the image, but I also changed up the colors too.

This is the finished version.  I figured it needed a little spice, so I cut it diagonally, added a few strips of paper to the edges, and some dots of glitter glue!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

3D quilled Lorax!

Hey everyone, surely you all know who Dr. Suess is?  Well, I used to love it as a kid so I decided to quill The Lorax.  Isn't he adorable?  "I speak for the trees."  How can you not love little Lorax for caring?

Book version:
My quilled version:
My sister helped me with the drawing parts, but I cut out the eyes.  They're extremely little, but it actually wasn't that bad!  Notice the little black hairs at the top of his head?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Renaissance Lady Scene

Hey everyone!  I haven't posted anything in so long...Well, I finally got done with something!  I started this like 8 months ago, and finally finished it today!  And yes, there were many breaks in there.




Tuesday, June 14, 2011

3D quilled cupcakes

I decided I wanted to make these 3D cupcakes because I saw them on google images when I was looking for quilled cupcakes for my card...and I couldn't resist, I just had to make one!  They looked so cute.  There is a kit you can buy to make them, but I was just like, 'pch, I don't need a 15 dollar kit to tell me how to make it'.
At first I was just going to make one.  I started with the chocolate frosting and the rainbow bottom, and my sister told me it didn't look right.  I reluctantly agreed.  So I gave the rainbow bottom a plain top, and the chocolate one a plain bottom!  The only reason I made rainbow in the first place is because I needed a lot of strips for it, and I just have a few multi colored packs, but luckily I had some large white as you can see!

I used a lot of strips for this.  You can see my lovely scrap sheet, LOL.  I started with 9 strips for the bottom, and I coated it in glue.  I marked the end in blue pen ever so lightly if you can see it, so I know how big I want my bottom to be, and where that ends and the other begins!

Yeah, this is only 9 of the strips, it's quite a lot...I tend to let them just drift to the floor.

I rolled another 9 strips around my tight coil, and I moved it up about an inch.  I used a little bit of the bottom, as you MAY be able to see by the blue mark.

I didn't  glue them together so that little trinkets could fit inside.


They are decently big, thanks to a lot of strips.  There are 19 strips on the bottom plus another for its "lip", and 20 for the tops!  You can see how big they are by my hands, but keep in mind I have little hands too.

I am planning to give the chocolate topped one to my uncle, and I'll put in a little Hershey Kiss, or maybe two, depending on how many fit.  I figure that something like rubber bands or paper clips could fit in it.  It would also be a cute present topper (attatching with safe, good for paper, painter's tape)!  Some little kid tiny toy could fit inside...

quilled cupcake card

It's my uncle's birthday on Thursday, so I decided to make him a card!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

"Chomper" Fish quilled card

Well, I updated with two things yesturday and another today.  I seem to have the streak of a lot at once, then not at all for months.  LOL.

Anyway, I made this card for my dad for father's day.  I wanted to use a sky blue paper as its background, but I looked everywhere, and we didn't have any.  Not even any scraps!  So I thought I could put water color on a piece of paper.  My little sister does water color sometimes, so I knew we would have some.  My sister helped me a little, so I put some blue on it.  She suggested to add a little green and purple (but you can't see the purple!), and I think it looks really cool.  My sister also drew the outline for the chomper fish.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Quilled "17" Birthday Card

My friend turned 17 yesturday, so I decided to make her a card (I'll see her next week).  I randomly thought of putting a bunch of quilled bits on the number 17, so I printed out a one and a seven and put a bunch of birthday quilling all over it.  There's cupcakes (very abstract cupcakes, LOL), presents, candles, balloons, birthday hats, and confetti.  This took AS long as fourth of July Lady.  It's summer, so I have the time!

Fourth of July Lady *My NEXT 3D quilled Holiday Lady*

It's been a while since I've quilled anything, much longer since I've quilled anything 3D!  Well, I made this girl yesturday! I know that not all of you live in the US, so this is our independence day.  The curly cues are an attempt at fireworks :).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Abstract Vine Quilled Wedding Card

Well, I was gone this weekend for a wedding.  So in the middle of the week, I made time to make the bride and groom a card.  My 25 year old cousin got married, and they looked so happy together.

Anyway, I decided to have a light color in the background (I always associate weddings with some sort of a light color besides the obvious white).  And I love gold, and I had a gold stamp.  So yes, the vine thing's paper wasn't bought that way.  I already had some white strips, so when I was done with it I decided to press it onto my gold stamp!  And after that, I added a little more sparkle with some glitter glue and tiny little sticky rhinestones :).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mother's Day card

I made this card for my grandma for mother's day, and since she's coming over for Easter tonight, I made it early.  Though it may not look like much compared to what it could be, still, it took me easily between four and five hours.  That's what I get for making intricate flowers!  LOL.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wedding Shower Boquet Card

Hey guys!  I haven't quilled in a while, I've been on a quilling break.  I made this card yesturday for a Wedding shower!  Funny story.  I had prom yesturday, and the shower is about 5 hours away from my house and I needed to sleep in from being up so late so I couldn't make it!  But, at least I could make a little card for the bride to be!

The green paper is actually new (well, I bought it a month or so ago, but I just opened it).  It's called leaf green, so I thought it would be fun to go for a "realistic look".  It's hard to tell, but I did stamp the background with a rolly stamp.  It was with white ink though.  I didn't want it to stand out because I wanted the quilling to play the main part, but I thought it would give it a little something extra!  I don't know if you can see it from this picture, it's mostly just a perspective thing, but I can see it!  It doesn't look super complicated, but it still took me two hours to make!  I was busy yesturday so I couldn't do more, but my mom liked its simplicity anyway.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Lady (my next holiday lady!)

I started making the body of my Easter Lady over a month ago and put her on hold, and I finished her today!  Naturally, I gave her dress patel colors.  I thought it would be fun this time to put her hair in a bun!  And, being me, I had to give her those face framing layers!  The ovals on her dress are supposed to be eggs, and the other thing a basket obviously!  On the back of her dress I added  a bunny (its back).  For a finished touch, I added a flower to her hair!



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yummy Cake

I made this delicious cake on Monday (I am a procrastinator in posting!).  I know I already made something sweet on Sunday...but, making the piece of cake for it was so fun that I decided I had to make a cake utilizing the same method!  There are many tight tendrils in this cake.  Around the top, I have tiny spirals layed out to look like the piping on the edges, and in the middle is delicious chocolate curls!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Desserts in Paradise

I have been gone a week in Mexico on vacation, so that is why I called this post "desserts in paradise".  We got so much delicious, "free" food.

Well, I have been in the process, for a while now, of making this epic quilling scene (I've decided I love making those now, after my Easter one).  I took a break from that because today (that's right-TO-DAY) I saw the new challenge in the Quill Pill blog (I follow this blog, you can find a link if you'd like to see it on the top right by the blogs I follow), and I liked it a lot this time!  Usually it's to make a card with something on it, but I prefer to do my 3D quilling!  This time, the theme was more "generic"-allowing me to quill something sweet, and "put" it on anything.  Of course with mine, I didn't put it on anything!  It's 100% quilling paper!

So in just a few hours, I threw this together.  I initially was just going to make the ice cream, but I decided to add more to it since it didn't take that long!  Everything about the ice cream part is "obvious", but for the chocolate syrup I took a VERY thin strip (that I cut very thin-less than 1/16 of an inch.  Yes, I have a knack for cutting), and twirled it around to make it thinner.  Then I kinda twirled it in a funny way and put glue on it from a thin layer on my scrap sheet.  I did a similar thing with the fork.

As for the cake, I took 1/16 inch strips (the white part) and twirled it around a tooth pick and made it tighter.  The chocolate part is even smaller than that, but the same thing.  And yes, I cut it to make those strips smaller.

And as for the placemat...each new color was a different stip!  I dare you to count how many I used for that, LOL.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Easter Bunny Scene

I've been off and on making this Easter bunny scene for a while now, 3 weeks or so off and on.  Today I was finally able to finish it!  It is quite early still, I know.  But this is the next major holiday after Valentine's day (St. Patrick's day isn't that big for me).  I'd say it took 8 hours or so?



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine's Day Heart Card

I made this card for my uncle on Saturday!  We always give him a bunch of stuff on V day (he lives in a neighboring state), so we mail it to him in a box with a bunch of stuff!  Anyway, I just drew a half heart on a piece of notebook paper and cut it out!  And I did draw the heart well, LOL!  I used it as a template to put a bunch of little hearts on it!  The little metal heart is craft wire that I twirled around a pencil, and shaped, and I have this awesome "sticker maker" that makes it stick ;).

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentines Lady (my first holiday lady) and a Valentine's Day Boquet!

Once again, it's been a while since I've posted!  But I am here with two completed things-I made these a few weeks ago actually, but I wanted to show them to you all at a better time closer to Valentines day!  So I made a Valentines lady, and I finished a boquet I started a while ago!  Again, I apologize for the pictures.  It's not like I'm taking this pics with my cell!  Anyway, here they are.



Saturday, January 1, 2011

Panda


Yesturday I made this 3D panda!  Well, I came up with this idea all on my own a long time ago and finally made it yesturday!  I think he's adorable <3.