Friday, February 26, 2010

My Own Personal (Folded) Rose Garden

Here's what I've been up to this week quilling-wise:

Recently I was blown away, once again, by a tutorial by Ann Martin on how to make paper roses. It looked harder than it was, as she promised, and here is the result:

These delicate folded roses are so beautiful I can hardly believe my own hands made them! To get a sense of how small they are, check this out:

And I made this using some bread ties for a stem for a wonderful friend whom I'll see today:

I was so enchanted by these roses that I made myself a huge folded rose garden:

Now I am trying to come up with something that I can do to incorporate these lovely little creatures. I'm sure you'll see that soon!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Quilled Angel of My Own Design

In return for some fantastic hospitality, I designed this quilling project I call "Robby's Angel" for a super girl in Tennessee. She collects angels and, since I couldn't find a pattern I liked, I decided to create one myself.

Here it is with something that gives it a sense of the delicacy of size quilling has:

And I know this isn't quilled, but I'm so proud of this bloom on my orchid that greeted me this morning! I grew it myself - or at least helped it along.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cleaning Up My Act

Again, I re-tried my knight chesspiece with the real-deal paper and paying attention to the actual instructions. In the photo below, the white horse on the right is the first attempt; the dark horse on the left is today's attempt.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My First Quilling Design

I made a quilled camel from a pattern I found online, but I didn't like it very much. So I created my own design. Here's a picture of both. I really hope you can tell which is which!

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