Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Inspired by the incredible Yulia Brodskaya and motivated by Michelle's nice work and my own 2010 New Years resolution to try new paper crafts, I decided to give quilling a try.

And I loved it. My house was covered with tiny scraps of paper and my hands were covered in Elmer's glue. So basically, it was a Thursday.

So if you're like me just a few months ago, you might be wondering: what in good heavens is quilling? Quilling is the process of curling, folding, and shaping paper, and luckily it's covered in Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts. I read this section of the book one night to give myself an idea of how quilling starts, then made up the rest. I'll be posting a tutorial soon (though no promises that I did it right).

I kind of love them.(Though I'm noticing that my camera has stopped focusing, which is a bit concerning.)

In the end, I made several Christmas gifts for friends and family. They seemed to like them too.

Now I'm hoping to have more reasons to twirl little strips of papers into different shapes. And so, along with my typewriter valentines, I'm selling them in my shop.

They're clean but unusual, small but substantial. I think these would be perfect Valentines Day gifts. And I'm hoping sometime soon I'll have time to make one for myself.


Angie said...

You're the very greatest! My parcel of Christmas gifts just arrived today and I'm super excited to hang this. As usual, just need to find a decent spot for my A.

Michemily said...

Yay! I love the clean whites. Good work and thanks for the link. (And if you want some of those envelopes I made, I'm doing a giveaway now!)

Anonymous said...

I like quilling too, and your photos are making me appreciate that quilling can be nice even if you have just white paper.

Ann Martin said...

Another fan of quilling here... Martha introduced it to me too! Your A is lovely - you'll definitely have to do a framed piece for yourself.

Sarah said...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone!