Closer to a “Boot Sale”

When Mum suggested to me that I could have a “boot sale” with my creations, I didn’t even know what a boot sale was! One of the challenges I have been having (and a pretty major obstacle to selling at craft markets or out of my car boot!), was not knowing how to box up and present my cards beautifully. Well – thanks to a yummy, beautiful BOX of macaroons that landed on our table that is a challenge no more. I cut and folded a great box, tied it with bright ribbon and voila! – a safe and professional-looking box for my cards. Did I remember to take a picture before giving it away? Of course not – but will remember to do so for the next one.

Here’s the card I made for my beautiful friend who plays the violin, loves purple and is now Mummy to a gorgeous little bub:

Isn’t this folding design fun?! Wait ’til you see the next one i’m working on…!



Personalised Baby Gifts

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)!