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Okay, so I’ve merged the blog I made for my mom with this one.

Look under What’s Gaga Up To to find cool crafts/projects.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Quilling Tree

The quilling tree…

This is so very cute, I love it! I actually love everything Mom does and wish I was as artistic as she is!

She’s been rolling the marquis shapes for the leaves for several days while watching tv that way it’s easier to roll so many!

This is definitely a time consuming project but look how awesome it turned out!

The Marquise Shape…

This quilling shape is sometimes also referred to as the Marquise or Eye Shape in some quilling patterns create this quilling shape as you would the Loose Coil quilling shape and simply pinch both the glued side and the opposite side of the quilled coil Pinch first one side and then the other while holding the pinched points one in each hand. This helps encourage a more even quilled shape.

Quilling Letters

My Mom’s been working on making each of us our own framed quilled first initial.

She started by making my son Kyler a K and my sister Jennifer a J! ūüôā

They were both still being worked on when our lovely family dog Nitro accidentally sat on the J!

These are adorable and I love the look of them popping out of the frame.

This will take time but as does any other project mom gets herself into.

I can’t wait to post more of Mom’s awesome work, I totally love these letters… great idea!

With a snuggly cute face like Nitro’s you can’t be mad of course, so off to make a new J Mom goes!

Check out these quilled letters….¬†http://www.visualnews.com/2011/11/14/an-alphabet-of-ornate-quilled-typography/

There is a tutorial on¬†http://www.craftastical.com/2010/05/tutorial-quilled-monogram-letter.html¬†of how to quill monogrammed letters, give it a try it’s a terrific gift for someone or even yourself!

Quilling – Gift Tags

Quilling Quilling Quilling…

Quilling seems to be this weeks project. Mom finds a new craft and gets the most out of it!

During the Renaissance, French and Italian¬†nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items.¬†Here are some holiday gift tags that she’s made by quilling.

  • To make the tag you can¬†use a left over pricing tag as the base. If you don’t have a price tag simply cut one out from card stock and it will work just as well!
  • Then cover one side with paper of your choice and the other side with a different print/color if you wish.
  • Then quill a flower, petal and add a leaf! When rolling the flowers, roll them tight and let them uncoil a little before gluing and pinching to give them dimension.
  • Then tie a bow on the tag and you’re done!

The craft of quilling has become increasingly popular due to the low cost of the material. She got these gift tag ideas from www.theartofquilling.com. There are a lot of other creative ideas to check out on that site as well!



A type of ornamental handicraft involving the shaping of paper, fabric, or glass into delicate pleats or folds.

My mom most¬†recently got into paper crafts. Quilling is her newest hobby and I love what she’s done!

Quilling is definitely not for everyone… I’m not a very patient person myself so quilling is a little frustrating to me. If I work on a piece and it comes unraveled for the third time I want to throw the kit across the room! My mother who has lots of patience (probably has something to do with raising seven kids) is awesome at quilling and really enjoys the crafts! If you’re not a¬†natural¬†it will just take practice!

You can buy a beginners quilling kit online at Amazon for under $20!! http://www.amazon.com/Quilled-Creations-Quilling-Kit-Beginner/dp/B000Y8Z9RC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326836454&sr=8-1

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