2 years and quilling

I did not blog in January as my daughter and her family visited India and it was wonderful to spend time with them. It is unbelievable as I look back on my previous posts that it has been two years since I started this blog and making quilled cards is now an integral part of my daily routine. Considering I don’t often get to meet many people who quill, I have learnt to navigate the digital world. I see many folks in my age who shy away from this, but I have found it to be so informative and enriching. Through blogs, You Tube videos and other posts I have learnt so much and I hope my blog has been useful to a few along the way.

It is February which means I had to make at least one Valentine card and the others are colorful flowers which I absolutely enjoy quilling. I hope this year is a happy and healthy one for all, and I do encourage you all to take up that hobby you have always wanted to get to.

Happy Quilling!

Gift Bags, Tags & Pouches

Gift Bags, Money Pouches & Gift Tags

Whether it is a simple occasion or a grand event receiving and giving gifts is part of all festivities. Whether the gift is money or an article, these days the containers that hold the gifts are as elegant as the gift itself. Gone are the days when people gave gifts in just any envelope or bag. When I started quilling I initially did restrict myself to making cards but one day I had to give a gift to somebody and found only a plain envelope at hand when I realized quilling on an envelope or a plain paper bag would personalize the gift even more.

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I began experimenting with quilling on plain bags and I quickly realized the possibilities are endless as the designs can be made as simple or elaborate as you wish.My daughter liked the bags so much that she took them with her to the US where she uses it as ‘Tamboolam’ bag(a return gift bag given during the festival season). A plain simple bag becomes so unique and a keepsake in itself. I have also created gift tags and money pouches.

I hope this inspires you put in that extra special touch in everything that you create.