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.

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.