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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Saturday, March 23, 2013

3D quilled 'Just Hatched' Easter Chick

 
I've been quilling over a bunch of plastic eggs for Easter- it's such a fun, easy thing to do!  We only have one big one, so we actually found more at Wal Mart last night. 88 cents for like six of them, so if you are thinking of doing the same thing, it isn't expensive at all... I will post the eggs in another post sometime, because I still plan to do more.
 
If you plan to do something like this, plan to use a lot of paper, even if the egg is on the smaller size.  This baby chick is four inches tall.  I used a whole bunch of yellow strips! Doesn't it look freaking excited that its out of its shell?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Large 3D bowl of flowers

 
 
Hey all, if anyone is left, that is... you all probably thought that I did quit quilling...well, not quite.  I haven't been in the mood to really quill in the longest time... My excuse should be that I've been too busy with college, but that isn't really the case.

 
Now that it's my spring break (yeah, 'spring', spring with snow... everyone around here is really sick of the stuff! We have a little over a foot of snow on the ground.  Anyone out there feel my pain?), I wanted to actually do somthing... you see, my spring break is before my friends' that attend different colleges in the same system of Wisconsin schools.  Anyway, blah blah. The bowl is the largest I've ever made it- 30 strips! I wanted to make something big so I could make more detailed flowers and so it could be easier to see due to its bigness.

 
And I wanted to make it a bowl instead of a pot because it could be fatal to try to make a pot so big, because I could easily destroy it, and re-curling thirty strips is rather daunting.  For the yellow flower, I cut the fringed middle on the inside on a forty five degree angle, something I surely will do again!  I've been quilling some easter eggs too... so I may post a few of those sometime soon!