Thursday, April 2, 2020

UPDATE:

HAPPY APRIL! ๐ŸŒท

I want to make sure and mention, the NAQG Quilling Conference this year is canceled (Springfield, Illinois May 8-9, 2020). The conference will be rescheduled soon-- 2021 will be same venue, in Springfield.

I am staying very busy making PAPER everything. My favorite YouTube channel is The Posh Paper Lady I started following last year during Christmas in July. I was immediately hooked to her short videos, clear instructions and her fabulous easy projects. If you do craft shows, she has many videos with ideas and advice. Check out Sherry's channel.

I finally got my quilling strips sorted and organized into smaller containers, after five years. I am now working on organizing my quilling kits, inventory and related product to sell. I am hoping others can enjoy quilling with these kits and paper I have been hoarding all these years.



Last month, I opened up two of three Etsy stores that were closed in 2015-- itsMolly and itsMollyDos.  This has kept me very busy, not much time for quilling this year (yet). 



I am continuing to add new project to my quilling-related Zazzle store. Most of the items can be customized to non-quilling-- with your colors, text, photos and sizes. Be sure you are signed up for email coupons. The last four or five gift items I purchased were at least 50% off. 

Wishing you and yours, well and safe days ahead. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Molly ๐ŸŒผ

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Minature Quilled Flowers in a Pot


HAPPY APRIL! ๐Ÿ’


My niece makes beautiful mosaic birdhouses and asked me to put flowers in tiny wooden flower pots to go on the outside of the birdhouses (indoor dรฉcor). I made my first one. Only took me five hours from start to finish. ๐Ÿ˜€

I quilled with a small "quilting needle" using English quilling paper purchased at Quilling Supply that is more narrow than the 1/16" American strips. I plan to put fringed flowers in the next one. It stands about 1.25" (3 cm) tall.




Thanks for looking!
~Molly





Saturday, March 10, 2018

Quilling a Snowflake (Humor)

Happy Weekend! ๐ŸŒท

This short video is only 1:18min long. I know many who will relate to it, lol... in other mediums also. I hope you can view it.  
-Molly



Thursday, March 1, 2018

From the Archive: Glass Bead Dangle Earrings

HAPPY MARCH! ๐ŸŒท

These are fast and easy to make using six bead links and jump ring. Glass beads are so fun to wear!

click photos to enlarge

citrine, red and green are 4x6mm faceted rondelle
clear crystal are 3x5mm faceted rondelle
aqua are 6mm faceted round 


fishhook earwire
5mm jump ring
5 - 1" 21ga headpins
1 - 2" 21ga headpin
11/0 clear seed beads
10 glass beads
jewelry making tools

(make two :)


I used one or two seed beads between the beads as shown.
This is the order that I placed them on the jump ring (see below).


Videos, tutorials and instructions on how to open a jump ring, earwire and make a loop are HERE.

I get ALL my jewelry tools, materials, supplies, beads, findings from Fire Mountain Gems.


I keep all my pin pieces that are 1" or longer. This was left from cutting the 2-inch headpin and perfect for making a bead charm.


This is the completed pair just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Have a great week!
-Molly


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 2018

Happy 2018, Y'all!

  • I am continuing to replace the 700+ deleted photos in my blog. ๐ŸŒน My apologies if you are receiving notices as being a blog subscriber. I don't know a way around it, as I must update the individual blog posts after adding the photos.

  • 2018 North American Quilling Guild Conference - All the information and forms are available for NAQGCON 2018 ๐Ÿ‘‰ HERE

  • What I am working on from Maymay Made It Crafts: 5"x8" Legal Pad Holders
Click for YouTube video (33:00min)


Well wishes and happy crafting,

Molly


Monday, October 16, 2017

NAQG 2018 Announcement


I only have the 2018  NAQGCON date and location.

May 10-12, 2018,  held at the Embassy Suites DFW North, located in Grapevine, Texas. Six minutes north of DFW Airport and between Fort Worth and Dallas (30-45 minutes).

You do not need to be a member of NAQG to attend the convention. I'll post as soon as registration opens. Information will be in the Fall edition of Quill America.

Happy Fall Y'all ~





A reminder, I have samples of Quilled Fall Leaves on my website. I used them on the cover of this Fall paper bag photo album I made for my daughter.

Quilled Fall Leaves

Instructions


(Quick note: I accidentally deleted 700+ photos from the blog. I am in the process of replacing them all, slowly but surely. This is why there are older posts without pics!)



Monday, June 5, 2017

NAQGCON update

The NAQGCON was a huge success, thanks to Roxanne's diligent planning and fun activities! 

Thank you to all attendees, for your friendship and if you happened to take my class. I enjoyed meeting each of the first-timers. We had quillers from Peru, Japan, Sydney, England and Canada. Thank you for making the long trip!

Can't wait to see the next copy of the NAQG Newsletter at all the photos. My class photos didn't come out well and I took no other pics. 

Check out the NAQG FB page (closed to members only) for lots of updates and continued conversations about the convention.


Example of a scrapbook layout using quilled motifs and baby buggy. This was one of six. Email me for a pdf of instructions, if interested.

Please keep in touch here and via email. I am on Facebook so little.

Happy June!

Hugs,
Molly