Friday, February 14, 2014

Wedding Invitations are coming in...

The time for wedding gifts is upon us, and I am receiving invitations weekly to place quilled flowers around and frame for the Bride and Groom.

Did you ever wonder how I got started in quilling? This is certainly a question that I get asked more often than not, and now you will enjoy the story as well.

Shortly after my husband and I were married, I went to a little craft shop in Epsom, New Hampshire, long gone now I am sure. Having seen quilling in the craft magazines back then, in the early 70's, I had my girlfriend's wedding invitation and wanted to make quilled flowers to place around it and frame it. I picked up the strips of paper and a little blue board, now obsolete, and went home to work out my gift. Many days later, I went back to the shop with my work. The lady working there looked very closely at the flowers and asked if I had a quilling tool. I asked what she meant as I had rolled the paper strips around a pin. She was amazed, and I was as equally amazed that there was a quilling tool! The quilling tool made the work so much easier. And I was hooked. I was soon making pieces to sell and went to my first show. I love paper.

Here are a few of my latest wedding invitations.

All of them are so different, and I find them all a challenge. I always want them to look really nice. And I try to incorporate the colors from the invitation with the favorite colors of the Bride and Groom.

Making that special wedding invitation keepsake makes me feel like I get invited to the wedding. Many of my invitations come from former recipients of a quilled wedding invitation made by me. I guess that is the greatest compliment.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Lots of PR recently

I just received my copy of the Russian magazine "Scrapbooking: Creative Lifestyle". I was so thrilled to see my Heron Turned published in the magazine, even though it is all Russian and I am unable to translate anything........except the So I guess that is a good thing! I have a link to the magazine, but there is very little on the website, not even my quilled picture. But that's ok, the magazine does seem to be attracting people to this blog and my website. I was impressed by the quilling in the magazine, just wonder what it says.

My Rooster seems to be making lots of good impressions. I am so glad that the folk art pieces are making everybody happy. I know that I enjoy making them.
Here is my recent bird.

My Quilled Rooster has also been added to a couple of blogs. Check them out.

Creative Artworks Blog by Linda Lewis. 

And her blog article was picked up by another blog:

Its really great to see my work on other people's blogs. Enjoy.

I just realized that it has been 6 months since I have been here. Wow, the last post was just before the League of NH Craftsmans Fair last August. For a quick update, the fair was great, AND my folk art pieces were well received and many were adopted. Which keeps me moving ahead with more designs. I will be back with my new ones to show you.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.