Friday, April 01, 2011
My sister made this for my birthday. It now has a place of honor on my wall, next to my embroidered butterfly.
Isn't it beautiful? I absolutely love it. I've never tried quilling, I don't think I'd have the patience for it. But she makes such gorgeous designs out of paper!
I never knew you could make so many different pattern just from rolling paper! It's very intricate, beautiful, and in all the right colors.
Monday, December 27, 2010
I even ventured into making my own bows out of paper. The boxes and the ribbon bows were super easy to make. I made three boxes and two bows. I plan to make the boxes and the bows for future birthdays and Christmas's. I also made homemade giftags. No sharpie pen on wrapping paper this year.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The first project is one I made for her birthday last year. In early January 2009 I went to Northern Ireland to present my paper in a Gender, Politics and Religion conference. While I was there I took lots and lots of photos. I think I ended up with 14 rolls of 36 exposure slides. Yes, I shot film. I was taking a film class at the time which required a film camera and I was too poor to afford a DSLR.
My mother wants to go to Ireland, but has never been able to. I thought I would make her a scrapbook of Northern Ireland so that she could go there without buying a plane ticket. While I grew up scrapbooking, this was my first scrapbooking project as an adult. I was very pleased with how it turned out. If I took more pictures of friends and myself I would definitely have to take up scrapbooking. I really enjoyed it but I take artistic photos, I don't usually take candids.
This was the title page.
Here's some of the other pages I did.