Please Welcome… Spring!

Hello Everybody!

The first day of Spring is finally here! Yesterday we enjoyed the first sunny day in a very long time and today looks very promising, too. I am really happy because I grew tired from all the rainy clouds and wretched wind and now I can only hope this weather will last!

As some of you might already know, we have a tradition here in Romania which celebrates the beginning of Spring called “Mărțișor” (Romanian pronunciation: [mərtsiʃor]). People offer each other small talismans tied with a red and white string which usually women will wear pinned on their clothes. You can read more about it here.

This year I had to make quite a few Mărțișoare and after days of procrastinating due to a total lack of inspiration (which eventually led to a lot of panic… sigh!) all the struggles payed off and I came up with 4 designs. Unlike last year, when I made stand-alone red and white flowers, this time I went for more color and glued them on a piece of cardboard measuring 5.5cm * 10cm. So… I wouldn’t say they are actually wearable, but nonetheless, I am very happy with the end result!

Here is a group photo 😀

Quilled Martisoare

 And one by one pictures. Not really the best photos, I took them on a cloudy day, but I hope they’re ok!

1. Four Leaf Clovers with Ladybug – a standard design for martisoare, a symbol for good luck:

Four Leaf Clovers with Ladybug

Four Leaf Clovers with Ladybug

 2. Ladybugs in the Grass – this one really makes me think of spring time:

Ladybugs in the Grass

Ladybugs in the Grass

 3. Rabbit in a Cup – inspired by three-dimensional one, ever-so-popular in any google search (I never knew who came up with the original design):

Rabbit in a Cup

Rabbit in a Cup

 4. 1st March with Ladybug – just because I wanted to use quillography:

1st March with Ladybug

 I hope you like them! I would love to know which one is your favorite!

As for me, I must get back to work because I still have a lot of orders to finish by this evening. I know it sounds silly, but I find it very hard to part with them! 🙂


Thank you for your visit!

Happy Quilling!




  1. avatar
    Sathya Kala says:

    Hey Manu….All 4 are SOOOO pretty…My fav is the quilled grasses with Ladybug…Love the way the diff shades of green used there in grass…

    Happy Martisor!!! Happy Spring!!!

    • avatar
      ManuK says:

      Thank you so much, Sathya!

      I am glad you noticed the different shades of green used to make the grass :)That one is my favorite, too!


  2. avatar
    Cristina says:

    Sunt criminale!!! Imi plac la nebunieee!! Abia asteptam sa vad ce faci si m-ai lasat ca la dentist!!! Felicitari !! Arta pura Manu!! pupici si o primavara cu soare!

    • avatar
      ManuK says:

      Multumesc frumos, Cris! Inseamna mult aprecierile venind din partea ta!

      Sa stii ca si eu ti-am admirat martisoarele, cel cu barza este preferatul meu!

      O primavara frumoasa si tie! Pupici!

  3. avatar
    Pooja says:

    Wow ! All of them are so beautifully n neatly done ..difficult to pick one..I loved he way you have quilled grass n ladybug and the bunny looks cute !

  4. avatar
    Elena says:


    Sunt f frumoase.
    Avand in vedere ca sunt mai multe, le-ai comercializat? Daca da, unde? Se face comanda? Pt la anul 🙂


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