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Friday, December 26, 2008

Love is in the Air - New Etsy Items

Love is in the air - at least at my house as I start to create Etsy shop items for Valentine's day. I just added four new cards to my Etsy shop. All four have hearts in them - although only two are technically "only" Valentine's Day cards. Have a look...

I am currently in the process of creating another lovebirds project - same design, but completely filled with quilling. I am going to frame it in a small shadowbox. Stay tuned for the completed project hopefully sometime next week.
For a better look and more images of each card above, see my Etsy shop at http://www.iflookscouldquill.etsy.com/.
Love ya! (I couldn't resist adding that...)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I'm OPEN for Business

I finally listed items on my Etsy shop today (http://www.iflookscouldquill.etsy.com/). I created the shop about three weeks ago, but it has taken me soooo long to get up the courage to actually list. I know this may sound funny to some, but I've been my own worst enemy with self-torture talk such as "what if no one likes my stuff" or "what if I fail at this and waste money" (okay, so it's $0.20 to list an item - like I'm really sacrificing a ton here). But, I overcame my fears and have listed my first items.

Here is the cutest little fat chef in the world:I like him so much that I am just going to have to quill another one for myself. I really like how he turned out. The design was by my lovely and talented sister, Jennie. She is an embroidery and primitive stitching designer (artist extraordinaire, really). You can check out her stuff at her website - http://www.homeberries.com/. She is going to feature my little chef guy on her website until I created another quilled creation from one of her other patterns. Oh the pressure! (Just kidding - I love doing it and am thankful that she's allowed me to use her designs).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wedding Memento

I know I just posted yesterday, but I finished Laura's wedding gift today and wanted to get it posted. I think I'm safe posting as I don't think she or any of her family follow this blog. If any Methenys MAY read this prior to the wedding - LOOK AWAY!

For the rest of you - all three of my blog's followers;), here's the wedding memento for Laura and soon-to-be hubby. I hope they like it. It's really simple with three silver gilded snowflakes, but I don't have time between now and the wedding to do anything more extravagant. Plus, the wedding invitation with the snowflake watermark was begging to have snowflakes flank it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Angel of Peace

This Christmas Angel is my favorite of the three I've done. I gave it as a gift to a friend, but was VERY tempted to keep it myself. But, my heart won out and it was delivered to it's rightful owner.
Some day I'm going to actually quill something for my own house! I keep saying that anyway....

Maybe next year I'll quill a nativity or a Christmas angel for my own home. The only problem is that I would probably look at my quilling and critique it continually and not really be able to appreciate it. Maybe I should get one of my quilling friends to quill something for me and then I'd look at it lovingly instead of with thoughts running through my head like "oh, I should have been more careful with the shaping of that marquis" or "I should have glued more strips together to create a fuller look". Oh well, at least those who receive my quilling aren't as critical as I am (I hope). They can appreciate it without my "your own worst critic" phobia.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Angels

I just made two more quilled presents - this time Christmas angels.
The first isn't really with Christmas colors, but pretty nonetheless:

This second one is adapted (slightly - the wings are different) from Malinda Johnson's angel kit published through Lake City Craft. It's for the DeLunas - I think it looks like Cesar's little girl Mariela who passed away.

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