Saturday, March 17, 2007

Quilling Fun

Did you know that with just a few simple tools you and your children can have fun and make some sweet and beautiful artwork?

Quilling is the name of a centuries old paper craft also known as Paper Filigree. All quilling designs are based upon a handful of easily learned shapes. How you combine these basic shapes into a "picture" can be as simple or as fancy as your imagination allows.

Hquill Last night the children pulled out the Quilling Kit that I had bought awhile ago and, on their own, made a few little things. Son made this great flower, and daughter made the little bunny!

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These are very simple little designs, easily made with a little bit of care and patience.

The more intricate designs are just stunning -- I stare at them and think "That is PAPER?"


If you are interested in learning more about this great family craft, here are some resources to get you started:


The quilled calendar above is from the North American Quilling Guild Web-site.


This little duck on the water was created by daughter this morning from the Little Critters kit made by Lake City Craft Co. and purchased at Create-For-Less)

And I just couldn't resist putting up this fun "Quill-A-Day" calendar.

Please take a minute to browse through the sites above (and no, I am in no way affiliated with them and receive nothing from them) and even if you don't give Quilling a try, at least you will know what it is, and appreciate the work that goes into some of the beautiful artwork you may see in the future!

Blessings to you!

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