12.05.2011

Snowflakes

I have been sooooo busy making snowflakes. I had big plans in November to build up stock of quilled snowflakes for my Etsy shop, let's just say; it did not go as planned. The beginning of November I received an order from a company for 100 snowflakes, I was shocked. I've had people in the past question how much it would be for 100 of a card but that's as far as it would go; this time she kept writing back so it actually materialized. I was excited for the opportunity but I was also a tad worried; not that I wouldn't get it done - I didn't have a choice actually, it had to get done; I called it Operation Blizzard and I only had 2 1/2 weeks to get them done, I did it and the customer was absolutely thrilled with them.





On top of finishing up those 100 snowflakes, I also had to finish my coworkers order of 20 flakes; I had 10 to go - I just finished them this weekend. These are a new design, they're an inch larger then the one's in my shop, they're done using gold edged papers and they have a window in the middle that simulates frosted glass; you can see in the photo how the lights on the tree shine through.



I do love the look of my snowflakes but I'm very much looking forward to creating some new designs for Valentine's Day; which I will be starting within the next couple weeks.

11 comments:

Tami B. said...

I am a snowflake fanatic so these are absolutely breathtaking to me. I have sat and just stared at the different close-ups of each one. I wish I had a tree full of these! Thank you for showing them.

Antonella said...

What pretty snowflakes! I especially love the last one!! Hugs, antonella :-)

~ a paper {life} said...

Tracey, they look fantastic. This year I quilled snowflakes for the first time in a loooong time and I had forgotten how time consuming they are.

Can't imaging doing 100 + 20....yikes.

chillin with Quillin said...

wow you've been very busy, love snowflakes,the one on the tree is gorgeous!!!, do you use a sealer for these?
Paula

Rose Red said...

So beautiful and so much dedication!! Breathtaking in every way!

Fairy Cardmaker said...

These are fantastic, Tracey! Those tips looks so delicate.

Helen said...

Wow, 100 snowflakes in less than two weeks!

They are so pretty!

Rachelle said...

OMG, they're lovely! How did you have the time? I quilled a snowflake on Saturday, and ONE took me two hours.... I can't imagine making over 100 in two and a half weeks!

creativenimi said...

Hats off to you Tracey. Simply awesome. 21/2 weeks..I am just wondering how quick you are in your work. Too good. Well done.
Nimisha
(http://navankacreations.etsy.com)

Quilly Nilly said...

I love all these comments....making me laugh.

From the start I made a schedule of how many I had to make each day to get all of the snowflakes finished on time.

I worked on them on my lunch breaks, after I put the kiddo's to sleep in the evenings and on weekends. In the beginning I was making good time but one day my daughter had a bad cold and I stayed home with her - didn't get many done on that day, then another day my son was sick - also not a good day to work on snowflakes. The last couple days I stayed up way too late to finish, but the customer was thrilled with them and it gave me some extra money for the holiday's; which was definitely useful.

aureliaeugenia said...

Superb snowflakes!
I love the last one very very much !
Congratulations!
hugs,
aureliaeugenia

 

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