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15 June 2006 @ 09:25 pm

blue quilled flower wallet
Originally uploaded by mollydot.
I met up with glitzfrau just before she went to Berlin. She was asking if I'd done any crafting recently. I said I hadn't, completely forgetting I'd made this gift wallet for a rather belated wedding/naming gift for niallm, radegund and the Oyster.
I saw a pattern for a daffodil in a magazine & copied that. As it was my first time quilling I decided to do a practice run in blue so I wouldn't waste the yellow paper. But I ended up liking the blue, so stuck with that and never made the yellow. You can get blue daffodils, can't you? Em... perhaps not.
The stem was my own idea. I'm glad it worked - it's a piece of quilling paper glued on its side, which is, of course, paper-thin.
First time embossing as well: their initials are embossed on the bottom left of the flap, but it didn't come out in the scan.

The wallet itself is made the same was as this one, without the ribbon.

After I made the wallet I stood it on its side for safe keeping. It was only then I realised it could also be a card, albeit a reverse-opening one.

quilled corset card
Originally uploaded by mollydot.
This is my second time quilling. The quilling pattern is from a quilling kit. I'm glad I've made use of it - I bought the kit a while back, but before I got round to using it, I got another kit free with the papercrafting partwork. So far though, this pattern is the only thing I've used from the kit. I used the free paper strips and glue I already had for this.

The card was for caturah's birthday, hence the corset shape.

You can see more views of both on flickr

I'm in the middle of making a wedding acceptance card now. I got stuck for a while because after inking and outlining the design I was afraid to cut it out in case I made a mistake. I got over that by deciding to cut it what was probably a size too big. And I did make a mistake. I only left one side the size I'd intended and made the other three smaller. Oops! But the size I cut it was fine. Now I've to cut out more card to matt it onto. I'm not worried about that part as this part is plain card that I haven't invested any time into.

Making this card has given me an idea for another card. Now all I need is time! And a bit of ribbon. Any of you crafty people got about 6 inches (15cm for David) of pale ribbon to spare? Preferably pink, blue or green.

Speaking of trying new crafts, glitzfrau has challenged me to learn to knit before she comes back. Any one want to teach me? I did learn to knit when I was in school, but I didn't get past stocking stitch, and I don't think I ever learn to cast on. I was a bad knitter: my stiches were far too tight. I'd also like to learn to crochet, which I've never done.
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a very caring potatomollydot on June 16th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
Aw... poor puddy. Poor lazy_hoor.
hell in spectaclesleedy on June 19th, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)
Ooh, quilling! Pretty!

And I could certainly try to teach you to knit, I have already successfully taught Mr. leedy....
a very caring potato: penguinmollydot on June 21st, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Cool, thank you. I ordered a pile of stuff from a craft shop & she threw in a kids knitting kit for free. So last night I cast on 10 stiches & knit a few rows! Woo! I think that's going to be a scarf for a toy penguin. Perhaps we can meet up when I've finished that & you can show me how to do something more interesting?
hell in spectaclesleedy on June 30th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)