What have I been up to? Why, crafting on my secret project of course. I made 5 little people out of paper, using a technique called quilling.
The first one took most of the day, the other four I finished the day after. I got the basic idea from a book, but I tweaked that and made up my own styles and patterns from there. Once I'd figured out the process, I was a machine. Usually I have to warm up to my creations. These I loved instantly upon completion. I did take a group shot.
Also, my brothers are gone for most of the week. Our church has a youth retreat every year. This year they both went. I realized, while taking out the trash which is normally Bro1's chore, that we'll soon be on our own. We'll have to do for ourselves the things that are shared among the three of us. Felt I should thank them more. (Our trash can is a green mammoth.) Yes, I got all sentimental and sappy. (sigh) But I haven't been an only child for 20+ years. It's weird. We're kinda dull, the parents and I. Can't help but think that when I'm away, I'm not missed as much as they are...they're so loud.
Post Picture: The coolest of the people I made. Wasn't sure if I should make 4 or 5. One of my tweet pals said 5 and instantly this idea came to mind. I might have a crush on him. I think it's the arms.
so my favorite is the white t-shirt guy. i have a thing for pasty white guys!! =DReplyDelete
and seriously, they're all amazing - you have quite a talent for quilling!
I didn't think I'd be missed all that much when I moved because I'm so quiet and keep to myself so much. Turns out, my sister (who I'm not close with at all) was devastated when I moved. She missed hearing my sewing machine and my talking to the cats (haha.) So...you'll probably be missed more than you know. ;)ReplyDelete
Wow these people are amazing! I really like the girl in the striped shirt, she reminds me of Stacey Rebecca. :)ReplyDelete
You're very very smart and lucky to realize how much you appreciate your family while you're still living with them! I find myself really missing my brother some days, even though we weren't close it was comforting just knowing he was on the other side of the basement and my mom and dad were just upstairs. I took it for granted and wish I could go back and have some more time with my family as a kid.
I love this! Good job--I can't wait to see them all. . . IN YOUR STORE! :DReplyDelete
ha! I love your quilled guy... the hair, the necklace, the muscle-y arms.ReplyDelete