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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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3D quilling abstract man

Hi everyone I'm sure everyone has forgotten about little old me already. That's okay because a year sure is a long time! As it says at the top of my blog, I will never quit quilling xD. I have quilled since I last posted but I just haven't posted anything. It's a hassle to take pictures then put them on the computer and then write something about it because I don't know if anyone cares. But people must because this blog has gotten a lot more views. I know I'm often an internet lurker and don't post comments. But of course I do love comments...

Well, a week or so ago, I decided to hunker down and organize my strips because they were such a mess in my droors (I know that isn't a word but I say droors). A complete nightmare, I'm sure many of you feel my pain! Well, I looked up the best way to store strips and I combined an idea with my own. In my craft closet, my dad had some metal hook things and put those into the wall and we bought a dowel rod. Then I clipped each color with a binder clip. I used large ones. Then I bought binder rings so I could easily take them on and off, and I also used a hexagonal punch to write the color and brand of strip and used a small hole punch to attach it with the ring to the dowel rod. It is working really well! I think it looks kind of pretty. It is weighing it down a lot. My dad said he was going to put a third hook in in the middle, but there is no telling when he will get around to doing that! I'm not even done yet, I'm not sure how I will deal with my narrow and wide strips!

I just got the new ipad air a few days ago and that's my biggest motivation to post something... It has a pretty good camera unlike my old ipad 2! Less steps to posting that way. I'm on my ipad a lot, even typing up this post.





So this is one thing I wanted to show you all that I've made. I made this like three months ago, but it's nothing new. As you may know if you've read my about me, I'm pretty young (20 now. I should update and delete parts of my profile I suppose... and update my picture, I was like fifteen in that picture! I'm not one for selfies...) and I do love quilling obviously and quilling flowers, though they are often more colorful than many people quill flowers. I also do like modern looks even though that often seems to be a different genre than quilling stuff.

I was determined to quill an abstract sculpture and this is what I came up with. It's an abstract man. I think it looks like he's cheering.



I decided to use these colors because it matches the color of my room, but I still haven't figured out where I want to put it. I wish the lighting was better, but sadly it's a depressing trying to be spring day. It's finally above freezing here in the tundra of Wisconsin. It was a nightmare winter here. There was a handful of days the highs were in the negatives. In one of my classes, we learned this was a record low December/January/February



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