Quilling in Europe
I have found that bringing my quilling supplies to Europe was one of the smartest things I could have done. Since I've had to rely on many, many people for places to stay, rides, translating, apartment hunting, and on and on and on til I just don't wanna think about it, I have made little quilled presents for many of my benefactors. They really seem to love them!
Here are a few of my creations:
Since the springtime was so, so beautiful here in Germany, I made a little spring scene for my hostess Hilde:
And remember my folded paper roses I made back in February? I used them to make a monogrammed card for Hilde, too:
This angel I made for Hilde's niece who gave me an acutely needed Internet connection, printouts, and a ride:
My host, Hilde's husband Adi, recieved this little owl monogram card:
Then, Hilde went so wild over a little snowflake I made her that I made her a large one:
Here's the silhouette of it hanging in her window. I love the negative image:
Then, Hilde's daughter Sonja made a special effort so I could use her internet connection, so I made her a trio of snowflakes using the color scheme of her beautiful dining room. This is the largest of the trio and was done in bronze:
I'm especiallly proud of this second snowflake, done in metallic black, because it's my first original snowflake design!
And this teeny little thing is done in black:
Now that I was on a roll, I made this original design for Hilde's brother who gave me more than one ride to town so I could work. He's a football fanatic (soccer to you Americans) and he seemed to really like this. It's about the size of a quarter:
I did this intricate cross for Hilde who is devoutly Catholic. She adores it! It's possibly the most beautiful thing I've quilled so far.
Finally, I made this little chachtke for Hilde for a Sunday dinner invitation:
The next post will be a tutorial for making a Kusudama ball out of some flyers for a photography exhibit. Check back soon for that.