Dec 6, 2010
In the beginning when i was learning about quilling techniques i was so anxious to make my first one. I was not even sure whether i ll get any of the quilling supplies here in Kuwait. But that didn't stop me. I took a white paper and made few strips out of it. I coloured them pink, yellow and green. Next step was curling and i made teardrop shapes. I used the yellow strip to make a tight roll for the centre of the flower. The pink teardrops for the petals of the flower and one green eye for the leaf. Another green for a scroll. It is a very simple design but i absolutely loved the idea. Since then i have been busy making all the necessary tools. Further exploration of various blogs has helped me so much. Now i have a separate box to keep my home made slotted tool, craft knife, scissors and few bottle caps for making equal sized coils. I am sorry that this post also has to go without any snaps as my son had fun time pulling out the coils by one end before i could take a snap. I am experimenting with various other techniques like fringed flowers and spiral roses. Hope to use it in my next project.
Art and Craft has been my favorite hobby since i was a child. I am the only child to my parents hence paper, scissors, glue, tape, etc. have always been my leisure time companions. Origami is my favorite among other paper crafts. Back then i didn't have the technology or guidance to learn and develop my skills. And for the same reason i couldn't preserve my works too. Now that i have the opportunity in my hands i am all set to use it to the best. While browsing for some new origami ideas i came across this term "Quilling". The term "Quilling" itself was new to me so i started to browse about it. The more i learned about it the more i liked it. The more i like it the more i do it. Now a days quilling has become a part of my daily chores. If not much i atleast cut the strips for my forthcoming projects. Being a stay at home mom hasn't been easy for me. For me quilling has been so relieving.