Quilly Nilly Christmas in July

Starting tomorrow, July 1st and running throughout the month of July; use coupon code cij2011 to receive 15% off your total order. As a BONUS, everyone who makes a purchase during this time will have their name put in for a chance to win an original Quilly Nilly snowflake ornament. Drawing for snowflake ornament will be held on Monday August 1st. 


For The Birds...

I coworker of mine asked if I could make her 4 birds, she has 2 already which are on their own bases; I told her for this I would put them all on one base so she wouldn't have all these single birds standing next to each other. I knew I wanted to incorporate a paper tree and a swing in her sculpture. After creating a sketch of what I wanted it to look like I started on the grass -  I fringed the grass for the base, wish I could say that was my own idea but it wasn't - I ran across the blog of a very talented quiller/paper artist named Suzana Ilic, she has wonderful ideas and creations; I can't believe I just discovered her.

Once I had all the hand fringed grass glued to the base, I moved on to the tree. I had some friends help me figure out how to do the top of the tree, I wasn't sure how I wanted to do it and their suggestions were great, I really like the different paper used for the tree and leaves. I quilled 4 birds in blue, yellow, rose and grape and added some flowers. I think my coworker is gonna love it. I love it, almost want to keep it :)


Sympathy Card Floral

One of my co-workers had a recent death in his family, his brother-in-law passed away unexpectedly; only in his 50's; sad to hear that. I was asked to create a card we could give to him and his family, this is what I did; tone on tone ivory floral with a deep blue swiss dot paper - simply pretty.


Custom Orders - card, jewelry box and frames

I've already started creating snowflakes for this year, so from now to the end of the year I'm sure you'll hear me complaining about working on snowflakes. I did have a small break to work on some custom orders, my coworker needed a jewelry box for a little girl, his mom needed some frames and my other coworker needed a unique Father's Day card for her husband.

Paper maché heart shaped box that I covered on the outside with the polka dotted paper, inside has been painted a solid white; then the whole thing has been sealed with Modge Podge. Three paper quilled flowers can be found in the pop up window, lilac, pink and pale yellow.

My coworkers husband makes security doors, we were trying to come up with something to put on a card and I thought creating a door would look cool, a lot of them lend themselves to quilling with their scrolls and flourishes. I went online and found some images of security doors and picked one that I liked.  I also put his initials in the middle which she thought was awesome, she's sure her husband will love it.

This is the 3rd time I've created these frames for my coworker's mom. She works for University of Memphis and uses them as door prizes when they have meetings. Being they're the Memphis Tigers I add the paw prints going up the side along with a football or basketball.


Oldies but goodies........

I was looking through some of my older quilled items (2006) and thought I'd post a few of them on here - it's funny how our creations change. When I first started quilling I would paint on paper maché frames or cards or boxes and then add my quilling - everything was super busy and colorful and dotty. I still like them but I look at them now and think of how I'd revise them if I were ever to do them again. What fun to look back, I'd still like to use the mobile and the baby carriage in something new, I think they're cute.
Painted paper maché box, quilled baby mobile

Lid view of painted paper maché boxes with quilled baby carriages

Painted paper maché tissue cover with quilled sunflowers


Custom order, "sophie" earrings in Yankee Doodle Dandy

A coworker of mine asked me to create a pair of earrings for her aunt to wear on July 4th. Since my "sophie" style of earrings are starting to sell I thought I'd stick with that style and make them in red, white and blue; I love the way they turned out. I'm calling them Yankee Doodle Dandy and they can be found in my Etsy shop in the pretty paper earrings section.


Custom order, "sophie" earrings in Steelers colors

This was a fun custom order, she now wants another pair for her grandma who is turning 86; what a cool grandma she must be.


Michael Bublé tickets

Ok, this has absolutely nothing to do with quilling but I'm so excited I wanted to share. Michael Bublé is going to be downtown at the FedEx forum this Friday evening, I've seen him one time in concert and can I tell you he is amazing live, love him. Well a radio station in the area ran a Crazy Cubicle contest, decorate your work area to show how much you love Michael Bublé - first prize was a set of two first row tickets - OMG, runners up would get a set of general admission seats - still pretty good. Well I decorated my work area and a friend of mine decorated her area - we figured it would up our chances of winning. We both just received calls a little while ago letting us know we were both runner up's - FABULOUS! Now we have 4 tickets between the two of us, I'm so excited.

Here is my "crazy" cubicle. If you're at all interested in the other winners you can visit wrvr.com to see who else won. Woo Hoo!


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