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!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Quiller Birch Leaf and Ironwood

After taking an amazing couple of weeks on vacation in Falcon Lake, Manitoba. I was inspired by the intricacies of simple leaf shapes. So here is part of my "Leaves of Falcon Lake" series. These two are the Birch Leaf, and what I believe to be an Ironwood leaf.
 Birch Leaf: Around Falcon Lake there are so many Birch trees. I do think they are my favourite tree as well. The bark pattern is just so beautiful.
 I also did some watercolour behind the leaf to give it a bit more depth.
 Here is an Ironwood Leaf. Well, at least I think it is.  I took a photo of a leaf and then I had to look it up based on what I knew about the tree and the kinds of trees native to that area.  This was my best guess! It is very similar to the Birch Leaf, but different in it's shape.
If you are interested these are for sale on my Etsy Site!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More Classic Quiller monograms

 Creating these monograms was how I got started quilling. They are still a really popular item on my etsy site, so I thought I would show you some newer ones that I have created. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Quiller Garden!

 This piece was made for one of my favourite clients! I wanted to go a little more realistic with this one, and she wanted florals and insects so I had a lot of fun.  There are ladybugs, a dragonfly and a snail and I took the inspiration for flowers straight out of my own back garden!
 I also used watercolour in this as well, it's very slight, but I like it being there, as it almost gives an illusion of reflection of the paper, but really it's watercolour. Sneaky, right? Anyway, my favourite part of this is the dragonfly he was loads of fun to do!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Quiller Floral Monogram

 I have been going a little nutty with these floral patterns and here is another piece in that style.  I have now made this a customizable item on my etsy site, so if you want a monogram like this. It can now be done!