Charmayne's Quilling and Curly Cues
Fairies, children and finger puppets, ball guys, Minions, etc. Fun little projects that take up big time. It is all in the details.
Most of the small photos below link to larger ones, just click the photos.
|The elf made from the new quilling book Santa brought me in 2018:||The book is Quilling für die Weihnachtszeit by Patrick Krämer. It is in German, has full sized patterns included and about 15 projects. A very good book!|
Two of our German friends are fans of the Deutscher Fußball-Bund
team Borussia Dortmund BvB. For his birthday in 2018 I made him a little
footballer, his favorite player number 23, Shinji Kagawa. He is no
longer playing for BvB.
|Beth Clark is a quiller in Texas. She is my inspiration for the standing peacock. His tail made him a bit unstable so I glued him on a circle of cardstock.|
The daisy project. There is a European quiller whom I only know by her
first name. Bridgit. She lives in Switzerland. Bridgit is a totally
phenomenal quiller. She makes brilliant YouTube videos. The daisy
bouquet is directly attributed to her skill and willingness to share and
teach. Thank you so much!!!
Her YouTube channel can be found by searching for "Bridgit's Creativity".
|Be sure to open the larger pictures. The one to the left shows the underside of the ferns with their spores and the patterned paper I used for the flower stems.|
|I made the vase the daisies are in with quilled shapes, too.|
|In 2017 we again visited Karen-Marie Klip, the paper crafting store in Denmark. I bought the Viking kit. These little men are so sweet!|
Several places on my web page make reference to Karen-Marie Fabricius,
director of Karen-Marie Klip paper store in Denmark. Here is another of
her sweet little ways to use quilling paper. This time it is a little
troll, or Trolde in Danish. Here is the link to her YouTube video:
There is just music. No need for too much verbal explanation for this little guy!
I sent my little troll and troll-ette home with Arno and Riley after their June visit. I guess I need to make another one for me!
|I forgot to take a photo of Riley's red troll-ette.|
|The North American Quilling Guild's 2016 conference was my first. But not my last. If you are a quiller, especially in the USA, and don't know about our Guild, look here. We would be so happy to have you join our group.||Among all the various activities one can do at NAQGCON is attend classes. I took these: Vortex coils, miniature roses, finger puppets, weaving, and Iris folding. There were other classes, too, which I did not attend. The classes overlap and everyone gets sorted based on attendee's interests and space available. Other classes included things like quilled earrings, quilling with Silver Clay, techniques, etc. No matter which classes you end up with, you will learn and grow as a quiller.||The finger puppet class was lead by Lois Bandt-Weber. Well, I totally became enchanted with both Lois and her puppets. Here is a link to another page which shows Lois and her puppets plus the puppets I have made since.|
|Jane Jenkins wrote "Three Dimensional Quilling – Making Characters" in 2007. I used her book to make this little fairy. I wanted only one set of wings and a very stable base so my fairy is quite different from Jane's but the techniques for making her remained the same. I hand cut some used gift wrap, along with it's sparkly tape for the mound she stands on. Flowers and wild hair complete my fairy.|
|In an issue of the North American Quilling Guild's newletter are the directions for a darling 3D chocolate covered strawberry. I tried, I succeeded. Thank you to Gail for taking the time to write-up her idea and how-to's. Want to know more about the NAQG? Click here!|
|2 of my grandchildren love the little Minions. I happened across a photo of a little quilled pair. More 3-d quilling practice. I cut my own paper for these guys. It added a bit of extra time to the project but they still only took about 3 evenings!|
|I have my instruction for their paper sizes, etc., in case I make another Minion. This is always a good practice, not followed often by me! Mine are not quite 5 cm and 6 cm tall without their amazing hair-dos!|
|Joining the pair of Minions are Boo and Mike Wazowski from Monster's Inc., a computer-animated movie made in 2001.|
|The Ball Guy. He is little, maybe golf ball size. My base is a styrofoam ball. Lots of little loose coils here! And fantastic fringed eyelashes.|
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