Thursday, 8 December 2011

Quilling 'Eck!

I cannot believe that nobody has ever let me know about the wonders of quilling paper. It's flippin' marvellous stuff!
I started making my own little pieces of crockery and pots, etc for the dolls house project I'm working on (Adventure Into Miniature blog) using strips of paper I cut out of parcel paper... then discovered people had been using this very same idea for AGES using quilling papers. I was amazed... and pretty dumbstruck that I had never thought of this at all before now.
Well, I guess this post does explain a little as to why I've been absent from the blogging world... but I really haven't been obsessed with my dolls house and miniature stuff - I truly have been busy and quite ill too. There is no possible way that I will catch up with everyone's blog now, and so I will try my darndest to start reading everyone's posts regularly ... tomorrow. Today is just another day that's overwhelmed with 'stuff' to do *lol*.
I'll just show of my quilling paper creations - and some of these will be seen here before reaching my dolls house blog (even though there's only one follower there *lol*).
The smaller pot here is less than 1cm wide.

A selection of paper pottery. The squares on the craft mat are 1", so you can imaging how tiny these pieces are.

A close-up of the 'earthenware' pottery mixing bowl and large jug. The wooden spoon was crudely cut out from a cocktail stick.

The urn has been painted gold to match the bathroom.

So... more amazing uses for my scrapbooking stash... HobbyCraft must be getting worried with me not spending there any longer *lol*

**Update: Just remembered the blog candy Christmas Mini Album giveaway... I'll draw that tomorrow - and sorry for the wait!


misteejay said...

Hope you are feeling better.

Love all your mini pots - yours will certainly be a well stocked doll-house.

Toni xx

dawn said...

aaawwww how cute and tiny they are, love it. Don't worry about being busy that is how most of us feel this time of year. My to do list just keeps getting longer.

Relax and enjoy your hobbies and craft time.

Sian said...

You are one talented lady. I've probably said that before (I certainly hope I have), but it's worth saying again!

Debs Willis said...

Hope you're feeling better. Your miniatures are amazing - I just know that I would not have the patience!

Debs x

Anita said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly :(, but so pleased to see you are back and wow WOW....amazing creations Sheleen, you truly are incredibly gifted! Do you know that??? xxx

Di said...

Oh WOW! These are simply amazing - so perfect in every detail. Di xx

dawn said...

Hello, just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year, I've enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your amazing projects. Hope all is well with you and your family!!

Di said...

Hi chick - hope all is OK as you haven't posted for a while. Happy New Year! Di xx

Sheridan said...

I too hope you are Ok. I haven't seen you for a while either.
Love your pot!!