Sunday, May 16, 2010

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.

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2 Comments:

At May 16, 2010 at 7:45 AM , Anonymous Cyndie said...

What a fabulous display! You've gotten so good at this, you should start teaching it! The cross is unbelievable and I really love the cards. Would love to try to do it in metal!

 
At May 17, 2010 at 4:21 AM , Blogger martinaquill said...

Wow you are growing very fast. Congratulations.

 

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