30 December 2014

Quilling monogram - Name plate gift for friends

This is my first quilling monogram project. Took a while to finish as there are lot of detail to be filled in...but, am happy to see the output. As this is a project to be gifted, it took some time to decide on the colors and the pattern..Finally, presented them on their house warming day..

Old wine in new bottle

The peacock was made in summer and I left it like that..One day, when I saw it lying on the floor and about to be torn into 3 pieces, my heart almost melted. I still remember the effort I put into this. Decided to frame it and hence made this back-ground. It is finally behind the glass, hanging prettily in my drawing room..

20 December 2014

Florist shop

 My dream project has come true.. Some time back I told my elder son about this idea of florist shop and since then, he is after me.. Every weekend he reminds me and keeps on asking me when I would be doing this. I’ve enough of miniature flowers & pots to fill in the shop. Only the shop is pending. One fine weekend afternoon, when the kids and hubby are off to their mid-day nap, I started this and could get it done within couple of hours and am waiting for the elder son to get up. He is very happy to see this miniature shop and next day we have decided to give it a name. He liked ‘The Bloom Room’, but I was more inclined to ‘Rainbow bouquet’. He has let me go with the name of my choice after I promised him that I’ll consider his favourite name for my next ‘miniature bakery’ project.. And I’m sure he will sit on my head till I finish that :)

31 October 2014

Diwali diyas

Happy Diwali to one and all !! The spirit of Diwali is in the air and diyas is the first thing that came to mind when I want to quill some festive related stuff. Here goes two kinds of them..the light is an oval shaped tight coil for 3 of them and twisted loose coil for 3 of them. 

Also, a flower pot (oops! My kids couldn’t recognise this as flower-pot). Never mind ! I’ll post is still. 
Also, a real diya vs my miniature ones. 

And both my kids competed to hold them on their hand and pose for photographs J.

17 October 2014

Miniature Birthday cake & bouquet

It’s been really really long since I’ve done a miniature stuff and I sat down on a Friday evening to do this sweet little cake. Of all my cake projects, I loved this the most and ofcourse this took a lot of time… the miniature roses took away my time J Finally, I’m happy with the outcome. I gave this to a friend of mine, on her birthday.
Now that I’ve come across double fringing technique, I wanted to use in one of the project and hence I came up with this simple red double-fringed flower bouquet.

Crepe paper flowers on a dried branch

I know I didn’t get the right tune of pink and green. The lazy lady in me didn’t let me explore much before I started this project. So, started off with the colours that I’ve. I’ve cut the crepe paper alongside the length in the form of a petal, 5 such petals were placed around the floral wire and that’s it. Attached them to a dried branch and some greeny leaf like ones here and there. The entire branch was falling on to one side, hence it wasn’t looking so good when looked from the other side. Wanted to put one more branch in the other side to make it complete and good-looking all the 360 degrees.

Quilling Birthday card for dear husband

Simple birthday card for dear husband on his birthday..

25 September 2014

Quilling swirled flowers in hand made basket

I was looking for some pictures of swirled flowers on web and then came to know its name -  HYACINTH  (kans grass) ‘or’ Saccharum spontaneum. I’ve used these in one of earlier projects, but it was multi coloured and at that time I struggled to find a proper place for them. They went into a cup, then a glass jar and finally were framed behind a glass. I wanted to use the craft sticks that my sister has bought from US few years back and I’m always fascinated with the kind of outer wall that ppl make with sticks.  So, I’ve picked that as base and obviously this would need lot of flowers to fill in the basket. Pink and purple combination was fabulous. Not very lucky. I don't have either of these colored papers right now and I know for sure I'm not going to buy more stuff in near future. So, I've to settle down with light yellow and green combination and created almost 20 such flowers to fill in the basket. Now that my sweet sister has bought these cute tiny pots from US, I’ve put these in the pot as well for a click. Lesson from the project - do not use card stock for this kind of flowers. The swirls will not last longer.