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:

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




Training an early riser…

…to be less of an early riser, is not easy when you are talking about a three year old. The first thing I tried was sewing block-out fabric to his curtains and making a cover for the skylight in his room. That gained us about an hour but I still had a little monkey climbing into my bed well before 7am every morning. I quilled him a clock and told him to play in his room until the hands pointed to the rooster. The system worked really well…until the clock stopped working (because it was a $5 piece of crap!). Oh well, lesson learned – here is the clock. It uses very basic techniques, as it was one of my very first quilling projects.