Month: November 2014

Blue Scrollwork Monogram | Letter B

Blue Scrollwork Monogram | Letter B

This Blue Scrollwork Monogram | Letter B was probably the first one that I really tried to make extra special. I was feeling more confident and was really trying to emulate the professional monograms I was seeing all over Pinterest and Google Images. Looking back…

Quilled Stylistic White Crane

Quilled Stylistic White Crane

In the Fall of 2014, I bought the single-most influential quilling book I’ve owned – even to this day. One of the projects inside was this Quilled Stylistic White Crane. I will write a more formal critique of the book in another post, but for…

Paper Quilled Letter L | Fall Colors

Paper Quilled Letter L | Fall Colors

This Paper Quilled Letter L | Fall Colors is probably better used as an example of the pitfalls of quilling than a notch in my portfolio. I created this for a friend of mine and I actually showed it to her without telling her it…

Quilled Black Widow Spider

Quilled Black Widow Spider

This Quilled Black Widow Spider was the absolute first item that someone other than a friend or family member asked to buy from me. It was quite an occasion and a real confidence booster. I have no idea how the woman found me – she…

Neutral Letter O Monogram

Neutral Letter O Monogram

It’s really amazing to look back at your artwork from when you were just beginning. This Neutral Letter O Monogram was made for my Aunt as a Christmas gift. At the time I didn’t understand about a bunch of really important concepts like: Leaving white…

Red and Black Edgework Monogram | Letter N

Red and Black Edgework Monogram | Letter N

I began quilling in either late summer or early fall of 2014. I was on a roll when I made this Red and Black Edgework Monogram | Letter N for my siste-in-law. I also created the Green S, Black Vines J, and several others that…

Paper Quilled Simple Daisy

Paper Quilled Simple Daisy

I made a lot of really basic quilled artwork during the first few months of my quilling adventure. One of them was this Paper Quilled Simple Daisy. I made it for my mother-in-law as she is obsessed with all things “daisy.” I’m not sure if…

Quilled Blue Monogram | Letter F

Quilled Blue Monogram | Letter F

This Quilled Blue Monogram | Letter F was a gift for my grandmother in 2014. I think it’s safe to say that everyone in my family received a monogram that year because I was quite obsessed with my newfound hobby! I made a ton of…

Paper Quilled Red Lobster

Paper Quilled Red Lobster

This is an old Paper Quilled Red Lobster I made – from 2014!!! Although admittedly he reminds me more of a crayfish. Working out what size to make things you see on the internet is pretty difficult and sometimes it takes trial an error. In…

Green Letter S Monogram

Green Letter S Monogram

This is another vintage piece, pulled out of the archives! I made this Green Letter S Monogram for my sister-in-law for Christmas way back in 2014. Techniques This Green Letter S Monogram is mounted on a 5″ x 7″ white cardstock background. I used 1/4″…

Black Vines Monogram | Letter J

Black Vines Monogram | Letter J

During my monogram frenzy in the fall of 2014, I made two pieces that had this same theme. One of them being this Black Vines Monogram | Letter J. I think at the time I was trying to find a monogram pattern that could be…

Quilled Letter H Monogram | Yellow Swirls

Quilled Letter H Monogram | Yellow Swirls

This Quilled Letter H Monogram in Yellow Swirls was the very first monogram I ever sold. I owe thanks to my childhood friend Karla for believing in my artwork enough to pay a whopping $20 for it. qui It’s amazing how much we learn and…