I have many friends who have had babies recently and I love making gifts. The only problem I find, is that the time from conceptualisation to completion of a project can be a really, reeeeeally long time! (Especially if you spend a month playing in the orchestra for Les Mis which has taken up my evenings and weekends!)
This one, for example, came to me in the middle of the night, feeding my own bub several months ago. My friend, a flautist, had a beautiful baby girl named Ella. We have known each other through music for many years, so I obviously wanted a musical theme. The notes on the stave are E-F#-G#-A which are the last notes of the A major scale so they sound nice and also kind of fit with E-L-L-A (you can see what I’ve done with the flowers). In lieu of sharp signs, I’ve used butterflies and dragonflies. I experimented with monogram quilling for the treble clef and learned to do the various flowers along the way so it was a great way to increase my “quilling repertoire”. Hope you enjoy. I look forward to posting some of my other baby gifts soon (as soon as I can bust them out)!