was 8 years old, I learned to crochet - a potholder out of
yarn first, then a doily out of thread. I was mesmerized by
the idea of creating something beautiful. And thus began my
creative journey. Since then I have tried many crafts. Some
were fads whose popularity (and availability of supplies)
came and went. Many are traditional crafts and variations
on them. All are self-taught. Among my favorites: crochet;
counted cross-stitch; Christmas ornaments and decorations;
and quilling, the most artistically satisfying of them all.
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of the ornaments in last week's posting (below), the Gingerbread
and the Angel, include rounds of zig-zags. This is called
crimping - it adds another dimension to quilled pieces.
Lego-aficionado son, featured in last
month's blog, built me a crimper out of - yes - LEGOs!
The strip of quilling paper (green in this picture) goes in
the top and, by turning the knob on the side, gears inside
crimp the paper, giving it the zig-zag look as it comes out
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
it always looks like Christmas in my crafts room - I'm creating
new designs all the time, and have uploaded a lot of them over
the past few weeks. Check them out - click on any picture to
view that item on my Etsy site, or go to the Christmas
section of my Etsy
shop to see more..