Monday, February 27, 2012

2nd ATC Excahnge at EQG - Part 2

Too many pictures in the previous post , so the rest you'll see here:)

I was also working on my entries for the Quilling Exhibition when I signed up for this ATC Swap. I would have loved to do so much more but time restraint did not permit me to. I had already handed over the cards when we got a further extension on the dates...well, by then they were already sent ...anyways, I did enjoy making these. It is so amazing how much we can learn in these swaps. The different ATCs from different artists gives the chance to learn so many new ideas and techniques. It also open up totally new perspectives. I love these swaps and find them a truly fun and learning experience.

2nd ATC Excahnge at EQG

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This is long , long overdue post about the Second ATC exchange we had at the Emirates Quilling Guild. Since this is a group of people from so many different nationalities and levels of talents , it was a great idea to have the theme : Nations of the world. We had to represent our home country in our tags. I made mine with the colours of the Indian flag in focus and some I just to make my versions of the peacock feathers, paisleys, and that amazing flower by Suganthi Mohan :) I just had to make it's a very pretty flower.

more pictures to come the following post :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

beaded doily cover

A simple doily pattern to with a beaded edge to cover a bowl of fruit or dessert or punch ! The pictures do not show the pearl beads on the edge ...but they are there.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A quilled holder for my son

Here is some quilling with the all newly popular comb design. I came across this technique for the time in Anatasia's blog. She had made some really pretty leaves. And then came along Noor Azlina Lin's pretty flowers using the same technique. I had to give it a try too ( if you are a regular at my blog then you know that I cannot resist trying new techniques).
This ended up with a whole load of comb-quilled petals in different colours.I had just finished making some flowers by 8:00 pm yesterday. That is when the kiddo remembers that he has to take a decorated holder for his vote of thanks... and ofcourse it had to be taken the next morning. But then he had also gone ahead and promised his school supervisor that he would bring a quilled one made by his mommy.
This is all I could whip up with such short notice. But all was worth it seeing his little face light up with joy at the sight of it.

Here is the back view. It has corner brackets to hold an A4 paper or a certificate. There was no time to quill on the inside.

Finally this is the holder from the outside. It did look pretty nice on stage with all the lights while my son was reading his Vote Of Thanks held in this folder. Sweet of him to point it straight up for the audience to view Mom's work!! Kids...aren't they the sweetest?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Granny Ripple Baby Blanket

There is something so sweet about baby stuff, don't you think. They look so cute and tiny little things are so fast to crochet as well. This one of course is not a tiny little thing but being a granny ripple pattern it was a pretty quick to do.
I've used Bernat Softee baby yarn. And I just love the softness of this blanket. Had to stop myself from cuddling into it :). It's a simple pattern but loved working on it.