Quilled Chrysanthemum Bouquet

Hello Everybody!

I have no idea what to ramble about in this post, so I will just present you a little quilled chrysanthemum bouquet: yellow and bright like a summer sun on a clear, blue sky!

The flowers are in fact a remake of my red and yellow dahlias, but with a little twist: the petals are glued standing up, thus creating a more defined 3D effect. Continue reading →

Quilled Mouse

Hello lovelies!

No, I am not dead! Yet… It’s been ages since my last post, but this doesn’t mean that I’ve stayed away from quilling. Actually, I’m with my elbows deep in quilling paper and working on new projects.

Today I have a quilled mouse to show you. I’ve been planning to quill one of these for ages!

This little guy is just 3cm long and 1.5cm tall. You might remember my quilled teddy bear, well… I took it to the next level and fringed the paper as fine as possible. Continue reading →

Quilled Mărțișoare

Hello Ladies!

I am back after a long break, and hopefully this time I am here to stay!

Today is Mărțișor (Romanian pronunciation: [mərtsiʃor]),  an old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring. People offer each other a little talisman tied with a red and white string. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. The tradition is authentic in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians and Aromanians. Alike, though not identical, customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in Albania, Greece and Italy.  If you would like to learn more about this celebration, you can find an interesting article on Wikipedia: Mărțișor.

I will keep this post short and show you some of my ‘Mărțișoare‘. For the past few days I’ve been “swimming” in dozens of red and white flower petals, trying to get back on quilling and I must admit it was strange after a few months break. Here is the final result:

And here with the red and white string: Continue reading →

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