This week I have to say I am completely in awe of anyone who does a lot of quilling. Now, I haven't quilled in many, many years - until this week. I was asked by Craftseller magazine to make some 3D quilled items for a wedding. How many coils of paper did I create? I'm not entirely sure but it was in triple figures. I don't think it reached four figures, though, thankfully!
I always enjoy a diversion and a chance to try crafts I don't normally do, but I have to admit to feeling slightly relieved when all the quilling was done! This is a craft that really requires a higher degree of patience than I seem to possess. And it was quite tiny! Here's part of the project sitting on top of the notes I was making so I could write up the instructions:
One thing I did love about this project was the chance to try something that is really quite traditional and play around with it a little bit for more up to date results.
Guide dog puppy Quentin has had his vaccination and is allowed to go out for walkies! This was his first walk, this morning!
He's still not allowed on grassy areas (until his next vaccination) although he's OK to play in our garden. So his walks will be limited to pavements (and of course shopping centres!) for a few weeks, which is OK because that still gives us a lot to explore and chance to keep improving those lead skills...
Here he is having a rare moment of quiet...
And here he is waiting for that string of sausages to start moving again so he can pounce on them!
People keep saying "How will you be able to give him back?" I don't really know how to answer that one, because of course I love him to bits already! It will be a day of mixed emotions, that's for sure!
For now, though, he's sleeping soundly and it's over to you for Handmade Monday!