Sunday, October 1, 2023
Monday, August 21, 2023
I decided to look at Yulia Brodskaya videos for a bit of inspiration... and this one caught my eye, WOW. 😮 A paper quilling portrait of Joanna Gaines of Waco Texas, the Fixer Upper show lady. The Magnolia Empire woman.
Yulia does more folding paper art now, along with a gazillion multicolor tight rolls, and oh my gosh, she is increasingly AMAZING at what she does.
In the beginning, I noticed it wasn't Yulia's hands, and I saw a different way of rolling 1mm strips, with the same tool I use, for the magnolia flowers. So excited, no more slicing my thumb. 👍
As it turns out, Yulia asked Manuela Koosch to do the gorgeous paper magnolias added to the Joanna portrait.
I went to Manuela's channel and discovered she is ManuK who is a subscriber and was active here years ago. Very HAPPY to find her again. Manuela's quilling is so impressive and inspiring.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
A.I. Digital Crafting.
I tried to learn the specifics and benefit of AI, but it's not for me. I grew up in the greatest generation of crafting and did just fine. Only thing I would do different is learned to sew. 👗
The above is listed as No.10 of the top ten craft trends for 2023. Yes, I know, I am a bit behind with this info.
Number 1 is, are you ready? 🥁
1. Slow Crafting: The Art of Mindful Meditative Crafting
"It is not a craft itself, but slow crafting is set to be the most influential trend in crafting for 2023. If you haven’t heard of slow crafting before, you’re not alone. Think about why you took up your craft or are seeking to take up crafting. If you said to relax, you would not be alone."
Four others that made the list: Repurposing, Recycling, Upcycling, using Natural materials. IKR? 😉
Enjoyed doing this recycling in 2010. Using the inside of envelopes with the security print to make things.
I couldn't get into Christmas in July... first time in ages. I started searching for project ideas in June, never found one to post and share. I could've posted 80 in one video, but nah.
With July gone, hey, Happy August to you!
Stay safe and take care of yourself.
Changed my mind. 😂 I watched eight. If you have the supplies, these look easy, or maybe give you ideas for craft fairs year-round.
Friday, March 24, 2023
Happy Spring. 🌷
I mentioned last month, a few details about the NAQG annual conference, May 12-13, 2023.
Registration deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023.
The venue hotel has a new name: Clarion Hotel Airport & Conference Center New Orleans. For reservations, phone (504) 463-7002, before April 11, for the special rate. Every bit of information about the conference is available at the link below.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Hello, there! 🌼
The North American Quilling Guild conference will be held May 12 and 13, 2023, at the New Orleans Airport Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana 70062. Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans and is about 20 minutes from downtown.
You do not need to be a NAQG member to attend.
Deadline to book hotel is April 11, and it's secured at an amazing price. The best of the best conference is when it is held near the airport you fly into.
The hostess of this year's conference is Marion Bertaut 💖, an absolute treasure to know and be around.
Check out all the information and see the fabulous events on the schedule.
Stay safe and enjoy this time of year!
Molly xo 🌷
This blog post, that took me 26 days to get around to writing, is sponsored by my Zazzle Store. 😊 Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Holy Cow this has been a lot of work since March. I want to announce the opening of my Zazzle Store today. I'm finally making my new Collections public. The original 3 quilling themes, 2 new quilling related and 13 new Collections. More on the way.
Please keep my store in mind for future online browsing and gift needs. My website always lists daily discounts and has a link to the store. Never buy at Zazzle without using a discount coupon.
Thank you all❣️