Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quilled flowers

I've been quilling away projects as yet but yes a few elements are getting ready. So hopefully I'll have some finished projects to show soon enough. These a re afew flowers I made for a very dear friend Susan Lee, who is an amazing artist herself. Do drop in at her blog and be charmed with her lovely art work.
And now for the flowers :

and finally , all together ...

Monday, December 12, 2011

A duck pond quilled !

And finally, my last piece of quilling for the exhibition....

There were such beautiful amazing quilling works done by different artists in UAE and from all over the world. It was a really humbling experience and got to learn so much too.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Happy 40th U.A.E National Day !!!

Wishing all my friends and family of U.A.E a very Happy National Day !
This is one of my art works that had been displayed during the Quilling Exhibition. This is a traditional dance performed by the children of UAE. Many ,like me , who grew up here would relate to this and enjoy it. I consider this piece my tribute to the spirit of the U.A.E's 40th National Day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

First Exhibition of Paper Quilling in UAE and the Middle East.

Sharing my joy and happiness with my friend in blogland!

We had our first Pqper Quilling Exhibition in UAE and the Middle East yesterday on 22nd November 2011. And what a grand affair it was! The Exhibition is the first ever of its kind in the Arab world, under the patronage of His Highness the crown prince of Umm Al Quwain, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saud Al Mualla.It is hosted by the Centre of the Ministry of Culture, Youth & Community Development in Umm Al Quwain, with the support of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts foundation. It featured amazing Paper Quilling art from the artists in UAE and from all over the world ! There is also the display of the attempt at world record by Amna Al Fardh - the founder of the Emirates Quilling Guild and a truly gifted artist. She is the lady who managed to make this event happen.
There were such lovely works of Art ...I'll be posting many pictures over the next few days :)For now , I will just show you some of my entries for the exhibition.

This is a simple wreath done in the colours of the UAE Flag.It is done completely with 10mm Quilling paper strips. Made in loops and then joined together to form the wreath. I have used more than 1000 paper strips for this project. It looks daintier than it is. It is very solid and heavy piece.

Here is my favourite...the Gazebo. This is one of my dream projects.For the first time , I have a piece which turned out just as I had planned and visualized. I did not have to make any changes at all to my ideas. Except for the little top roof ( I was thinking of skipping that part ) but my brother insisted I include it.It took hours and days of work....even though it looks fairly simple...this one is a deceptive one. I made it from scratch....even the template was made by myself. But I was so hppy with everybody's reaction to it. It was so well appreciated. Even the Crown Prince was impressed :D .As you can imagine I'm so thrilled.
More pictures to come .....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Crochet flowers and appliques

Just a sneak peak .....This is what I've been busy with ......making lots of flowers and appliques in crochet. I've just taken pictures of a few of these .wouldn't these look just too cute om scrapbooks and altered boxes, cards, etc? I hope to display them at Arte tomorrow.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

For a new little baby

Closer look ...

This week my friend, Shaheen ,got a sweet little baby girl. Congratulations to the proud parents. And ofcourse I'm super excited. She has , Masha-Allah, the sweetest little girlies I know.They actually call me their own friend rather than mommy's friend. I'm so happy to welcome another lovely little angel.
Here is just a little dress for the tiny sweetheart. It's in new born size. I came across this pattern on Sarah's amazing blog. There is some really beautiful crochet in there and many patterns as well.
I loved working on this simple and fast and the baby yarn is just amazing. I used the Bernat softee baby yarn for the dress and for the cap , I used King Cole Smooth Dk yarn. This yarn is really smooth and amazing to work with the result is such softness.
Some random projects going on and some custom orders too. I'll put up more pictures once they are all done.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Independence Day !

Wishing all my fellow Indians a Very Happy Independence Day !!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A post long overdue

This is a post long , long overdue ...about the the last ATC we had at the Emirates Quilling Guild. At the time blogger had some issues and uploading pictures was nearly impossible !

Anyhow, here are the pictures of my cards without any further delay.

And now for those of you who like to have a closer look ..:D

And some more .....

And more.......

These are just the cards I made . Wait till you see the ones i got - they are so beautiful ! They took my breath away. Mine are really simple in comparison , but then luckily there is be no such things is strictly for the fun of it.

And in the next post, I'll show the gorgeous cards that I received from all the amazingly talented artists in the Guild. So much to learn ....such inspiration.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Itty bitty baskets

Well, not exactly itty bitty - they can hold about 3 - 4 candies atleast. These some of my paper quilled baskets. I wanted to embellish them but then I think they look better plain.