Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The White Rose of Yorkshire
I have my fingers crossed the UK Quilling Guild conference will be held in York, England this year in September. I made this quilled white rose for a friend who will host me if it's not canceled again. The history of the York White Rose goes back to the 14th Century and currently serves as a symbol of the county of Yorkshire.
I printed out a simple Yorkshire rose in black and white for the pattern. I outlined the pattern using 1/8" black strips and then glued white to the black on the inside; same with the inner circle. The greens and yellow center are traditional quilling shapes and I filled in the rose using the easy (and fast) beehive technique. I use short strips when I do the beehive and add a bit of glue to every other piece as I fill in. There are many videos on YouTube showing how to do the beehive quilling technique and different ways to use it. The black accents are cut out of black paper and glued down last.
Have a wonderful day, be well and safe.
P.S. Enjoy the last few days of February. 🌺
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Hello, February! 🌺
Quilled hearts for Valentine's, or any time, are very easy. Make two loose circles the same size, shape each into a teardrop and glue sides together.
I have a few examples and instructions, and how to get centers at the tops, on my web page HERE.
Enjoy what you do and be well!
Sunday, January 3, 2021
I hope you are recovering from the holidays and starting the year off with fun ideas and plans for lots of crafting. I found some 2021 planners (daily, weekly, monthly) at the OneGoodThing blog... they are FREE to download. I don't use them every day, but they are perfect to plan for special occasions, events, lists or just to organize your thoughts.
Thank you, Jillee!
I recently purchased the book "Quilling Art" by Sena Runa and this is one of the more simple patterns I decided to try. This is my first attempt to do a project using the on-edge, also referred to as outlining technique with added quilling.
I used 1/4" Quillography cardstock strips. This is on a background of approximately 5" x 5" (the frame is photoshopped for show). I added a small flatback Swarovski crystal at the top of the heart.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Snowflakes are SO easy. You need a coiled center and three basic shapes in groups of six. Nineteen pieces as big or small as you like and you have a lovely snowflake!
I like making them to tie on packages or give as ornament gifts. Below, I used white gold on edge English paper strips. I like this paper, it is thinner and easier to use with miniature pieces.
I try to hide all paper seams and no traces of glue can show anywhere, especially on the back.
And lastly, I have a page HERE with several different types of easy snowflakes, patterns, instructions, tips and project suggestions.
Enjoy and have a fantastic day!
Thursday, April 2, 2020
HAPPY APRIL! 🌷
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 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. 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 content to my quilling-related Zazzle store. Most of the items can be customized to non-quilling, if you choose-- 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.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
HAPPY APRIL! 💐