E is for Evie!

When I was a young girl, my Mum was a bit disturbed when I returned home from a birthday party sporting a black balloon. Apparently I was soooooo delighted because I got to CHOOSE it! Although I don’t remember the balloon (and I’m sure it was very SHINEY and worthy of my admiration) I do, however, remember the occasion. My lovely Nanna picked me up and I remember bounding over to her and declaring that “I was the only NORMAL person there” to some wide eyes, a bemused look and a gentle “shhhhhhhhhh”. I had been the only caucasian child at the party and had felt very special being included. If that one afternoon was anything to go by, I must have been a very misunderstood child ha ha!!! Anyway, I digress.

The black balloon story came to mind because I was thinking about what I enjoyed looking at as a very young girl. I used to enjoy anything a bit ‘busy’ with lots of colour, detail and bling. I tried to bear this in mind when I created this “E” for baby Evie. I hoped to make something that she might like to look at when she’s little (and not necessarily what I think is pretty now that I’m all grown up!).

Hope you like it too

 

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Mother’s Day

This photo frame practically leaped off the shelf at me in the gift store begging to be quilled! I thought it would make a perfect gift for my Mum for Mother’s Day – with the idea that she could put a picture from my beautiful sister’s wedding in it. Of course, Mum didn’t get it for Mother’s Day, the whole project (as usual) took me longer than I had anticipated! The little ragamuffin in the frame at the moment is my eldest boy, just to get an idea of how it looks with a photo inside.

The design is my own, I took inspiration from two beautiful pictures of Lilly of the Valley which I found on 123RF and a photo by Marek Mierzejewski. I have pinned both to my Quiller Queen board on pinterest, which you can find here: http://pinterest.com/gleemans/quiller-queen/

I also took inspiration from Suzana Ilic’s work (quillingwithfun.blogspot.com) and Josie Jenkins (josiejenkins.blogspot.com) for her cute little butterflies. Thanks girls!