Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Table centerpiece with quilled flowers!!

Hello all,

It's been ages I have visited this place :-( My bad!

        For today's post, I am going to show you guys how a simple cardboard box turned into a table centerpiece with little bit of DIY and quilling! Inspired from pinterest,  always wanted to make a centerpiece for dining table. Once I found the cardboard box, jumped on to the job at hand. Have glued the jute twine to the cardboard with hot glue gun. It's time to add bit of color. There enters quilling. Made three simple flowers and some leaves. Made an arrangment on one side of the box. Tadaaa.. my centerpiece is ready. Loved the way those flowers sit against the rustic jute backdrop!!

Rustic beauty!!
        My actual plan is to make some yarn balls of different colors( that's another DIY) and arrange them with some serial lights in the box! For now the box is ready and waiting for me to make the yarn balls(Lazy me!!)

        How do you like the idea of converting a boring cardboard box into a decorative piece.  Let me know what you think!!Have a great week !!

With love,

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Quilled Stag!!

Hi There.

       Let's have a quick post on the quilled stag I made last year!! I liked the way quilling brought out the muscularity of the stag!! Have used 3 mm strips for both stag and the grass. Have you noticed those tiny flowers! They definitely added some color to the frame! Don't you agree!

       Just to get a grass effect, I have sponge painted green acrylic as grass bed!! While framing this work, I wanted a rustic look for the finished product. So used some old twigs and a jute twine to make a frame and covered the work with transparent plastic sheet to avoid dust!

Have hanged the work with same twine on a wall. In love with the rustic look! Have a great week guys!


Thursday, 24 August 2017

One year of blogging!!!

Hello all,

         Today I have turned one as a blogger. Yayyyy :-) Still remember the hesitation I had before starting this blog! After a much needed push from friends, this blog was born. I am very happy with the blogging journey so far! Very recently Cecelia from Paper Zen( A biiiiiggggg fan of her work. She has  3 published books on quilling to her credit) gave great feedback for my Quilled Peacock. I am on cloud nine:-) :-)

         For today's post, I made this Quilled monogram to celebrate the 1st anniversary !! It was long pending to make an attempt at Quillography( For those of you wondering about the word..its nothing but Quilled calligraphy). Loved the way things turned out!! Much needed boost to start a bit tougher calligraphy styles!

Used 5 mm and 3 mm strips for this work! The size of it is 4.5*3.5 ''(in Inches).

A little crown too :-)
         Don't you love the blue flower ? Made it by cutting 3 mm strips length wise into two 1.5 mm strips. It's really amazing to work with thinner strips. Thinner strips gives us the flexibility to make petals near to life like ! Let me know what you think of this work!

Have a great weekend and Happy Ganesh Chaturthi in advance!!


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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Quilled Rajasthani lady!!

Hello all,

       It's been a month since my last post! For today's post, it is going to be beautiful Quilled Rajasthani lady. Ever since I got enough confidence in doing big works(yes...A4 size is big enough for me), wanted to do a Rajasthani lady carrying those water pots on her head walking in dessert. It's a tough job for them but the sight of ladies wearing most beautiful and colorful dresses is just great.. Took a pencil sketch as an inspiration and then started one of the trickiest works of mine !

       Yeah I say tricky because getting the effect of lehenga's frills was a bit tough! But not as tough as I thought it would be. Well! as they say, you never know what you are capable of until you try ☺ Only 3 mm strips were used for the work. I love working with thinner strips. Yet to try with 2 mm though!

       Here comes the colorful lady! Loved absolutely the way her lehenga with the border turned out. For the desert, have glued real sand as dunes.
Part of daily chores!

Don't you love the border design!!!

Closer look for details!!

       I proudly say this is my best work so far! What do you guys think! Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Have a happy weekend!!


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Friday, 26 May 2017

Mighty Monarch Butterfly!!

Hi all,

Today's post, we are going to see quilled version of the mighty Monarch Butterfly! All of us would have definitely seen these colorful beauties once in our lives. Haven't we!!

For my quilled version, I have taken a drawing of the butterfly as reference and the results came out very nice! Why wouldn't it. Classic orange and Black combination makes wonders right!!

All set to fly high  !!
Before framing it, I used to arrange the butterfly in random places like among the flowers in flower vases, stick it to the weight of a wind chime. That was fun as it looked like a real butterfly was visiting home!(Dint have any pictures though).

Framed ..Safe and sound!!
Hope you liked it too!! Feel free post your comments!

Have a happy weekend.