Sweet, sweet curiosity.

This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quiller Sea horse

 As I have mentioned in my last post I have been very busy lately, but I had an etsy shopper request a custom item which was a seahorse for a new child coming into their family.  I love doing quilling that has meaning and as a bonus it was a watery image which I love to quill.  I couldn't resist and I happily obliged her. She really liked my quilled octopus in style so I tried to do something similar.
 I guess the hardest part on this one was the general shape of the seahorse with the crimped edge it took a great deal of time to make it look exactly like the shape I had originally drawn.
 I love blues and yellows together. On it's own this yellow paper looks more like a cream tone but against the blues it just pops with a yellow hue. 

These are what the paper looks like before I twirl, swirl and shape it... This was a lot of fun to build, as I said before water is fun to quill. I will also be selling this as a custom build on my etsy shop, I just haven't set that up yet!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I return with flowers!

Hey Everybody!
It's been a long time since I have posted anything, but buying a new house and working lots of overtime will do that to a blogger! However, I would love to shower you with flowers! Well, that is flowers from my backyard, I really just think it's amazing when anything new pops up because it's already so  lush to begin with and then something else that is crazy beautiful pops up. I thought I would share my wee little journey with these flowers with you!
 An Iris, with the background of plastic ducks which came with the house.
 Funny story about these poppies.  I have a great big garden in my yard, and I thought what would come up would all be vegetables.  When these waxy leaves started springing up I thought I had swiss chard. Woops -They were totally Poppies. Good thing I didn't actually eat any.
 This amazing looking flower is actually some kind of a poppy! When all of the petals fell off it had the exact same seed bomb as the other poppies, how fascinating is that! I think they are such a gorgeous fascinating surprise.
Not sure what these are called, but I have several locations in my garden with these beautiful blue flowers springing up everywhere.