I've been wanting to do quilled wedding cake toppers for a year or so but have never actually sat down and finished one. With wedding season upon us I thought I better focus and get something created. I had started a birdy topper many months ago, but thought I'd go with my owls since I've worked on them more recently. Over the past 3 nights I worked on my owl topper and I'm so happy with it. I've posted it in my Etsy shop, it's completely customizable to match different wedding themes and colors.
When I'm not working, or taking care of the house and everyone and everything in it; or quilling; you'll sometimes catch me creating japanese kusudama balls - I absolutely love them. For the craft fair I created two, one of which has sold recently; this is a few images of the one that is currently for sale; soon to be in my Etsy shop for anyone interested. The paper used for this is from Cosmo Cricket, a pattern called Sea Garden from their Salt Air collection; gorgeous!
Posted by Quilly Nilly at Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I love custom orders, they allow me to create something that I normally would not do on my own. A coworker of mine asked if I could create a birthday card for his wife, something girly with purple; a card she wouldn't think of throwing away. He then added she liked tulips; I sat down, created a sketch and this past weekend I was able to work on the card. It turned out so nice, and I could tell he really liked it and he's sure his wife is gonna love it too. Yippee!
Well, it's over. This past Saturday was the Bartlett Spring Festival; which I've been preparing for for the past couple months; in between work and all my custom orders. I have not participated in a craft fair in a year and a half, so I was looking forward to getting out there again and showing what I've been up to. There were spurts of traffic but it wasn't the busiest craft fair I've been in but I still had fun; I always do. I love meeting and talking with people so I made the best of it, sold some things and talked quilling with those who had heard of it already and for those who could not believe all those items were made from paper. I heard a lot of "you must have lots of patience" to do this; guess I do - I don't know. Here are some images of my items on the new shelf unit I used. I got this POP display from work, spray painted it with my signature colors and if I do say so myself it turned out pretty nice - everyone wanted to know where I got it.
Posted by Quilly Nilly at Sunday, May 15, 2011