Monday, November 23, 2015

Meetup Classes - November and December 2015

Classes Offered
To sign up for classes please visit this website:

What is Quilling?
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day.

Most classes cost $25 for 2 hours.

December  1 - Quilling: FREE Basic Shapes, Meeting in Latham Panera Bread, 6:30pm-7:30pm
December 4 -  Quilling Fall Leaves and a tree branch on a card, meeting @ Panera Bread Albany, NY
December  9 - Quilling: Snowflake, meeting @ Panera Bread in Albany NY, 6:30pm-8:30pm,

December 16 - Quilling: Snowman Card, meeting @ Panera Bread in Albany NY, 6:30-8:30pm
December 20 – Quilling: Christmas Tags, meeting @ Whistling Kettle in Troy, 2-4pm

January   3 – Quilling: Sun earrings and necklace, meeting @ The Whistling Kettle Troy, NY 2pm-4pm
January   5 - Quilling: Sugar Skull: Day of the Dead, meeting  @ Psychdelicatessen, River St Troy, 6pm-8pm
January 13 - Quilling: FREE Basic Shapes, Meeting in Latham Panera Bread, 6:30pm-7:30pm
January  17 - Quilling: 3D Angel, Meeting @ Panera Bread in Latham, NY 2pm-4pm
January  19 - Quilling: Snowflakes, Meeting @ Panera Bread, Albany, NY  6:30pm-8:30pm
January 22 - Quilling: Mini Corrugated Paper Owls, Meeting @  Psychdelicatessen, River St Troy, 6pm-8pm
January 24 - Quilling Owls, Meeting @  Psychdelicatessen, River St Troy, 2pm-4pm

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Latest Works from October to November 2015

Hello! I have been busy with crafts. I did several swaps online, then I also joined a zentangle meetup group to push me to do more zentangles so I would not forget them in the mix of life, then I have been making items for co-workers at work, with craft shows on weekends and then I started my own group for quilling. I have been busy for October, November and December. I think I can do it all. But I already got side lined with my second cold in the last three months. I am on a medication for my inflamed liver that surpresses the autoimmune system from fighting off colds.  I have autoimmune hepatitis and you can read more about on this website
I am not in pain just trying to get my body back and eating a new diet that is gluten free, no processed foods and down sized my sugar intake. Trying to live a cleaner life with out the food problems it bring on along with sever joint pain. I got rid of the sever joint pain and went cold turkey and got rid of foods from my daily intake. Life has been better and feel better overall.
Well the new journey will be an interesting one.  If you celebrate Thanksgiving hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

Atered Altoid Tin:

I normally do not celebrate halloween or do anything for it. The swap groups on Facebook got me interested in in being crafty for halloween. I used an altoid tin painted it black inside and outside, added green fake grass from AC Moore, some skulls, tomb stones, owl in a tree, moon, and ghosts  that where bought from Micheal's craft store, or Hobby Lobby. The witch I printed it out from pinterest and colored her in with color pencils. The orange pumpkins I created from quilling paper.  I loved how the whole project came out and it survived in the mail too. October 2015

Altered Pumpkin:  

I should of used black lace over the pumpkin but did not figure this out until I was finished.  Oh well. There is always a next time.  The beading was added along white trim around the top of the pumpkin. I created this for a swap I did on Facebook. I bought the small pumpkin from Hobby Lobby. 
 October 2015

Altered Spoon Baby Theme:

I created this spoon for a co-worker since she was having a baby shower party at work. I covered the spoon in paper, trim around the spoon, pacifier and blue ribbon for the bow. I created the baby from quilled paper and it sits in the spoon shape. Some of these spoon project I do can take 4 hours or more depending how fancy/creative I get. October 2015


I sold the one in pink very quickly online while posting photos on Facebook. It cost $28.00 since it took four hours to create. I made this to replace the one that sold online so I could have one at my table for craft shows. The are a hit and they are bought quickly.  September 2015

 Newspaper Weaving Flowers: 

A co-worker wanted me to create flowers that fit in her vase that was a little taller then a foot tall. That is why the flowers have long stems. Here is the video on you tube that I learned from
Each flower takes me 3 or 4 hours to make. I used the Sunday newspaper and the coupons and rolled them up and created the tubes and weaved them to make the flowers.  I sold each one for $20 each. I made a total of 5. I may make some more in future months when things calm down.

Hello Kitty:

I created two pink hello kitties and two blue hello kitties out of currugated paper. I got hooked on the currugated paper crafts on what I was seeing online so I bought the paper.


The above owl is made from currugated paper and stand about 4 inches tall.
The below owls I made them from quilling paper into earrings and they sold quickly. People are big fans of owls.   September 2015

Zentangles on tan tiles: 

I created through the zentangle that meets in public to zentangle.


The zentangles below are created by me and not sure what to say about them. Some took 2 or 4 hours to create. I am still stuck on mandalas since I can make cards from them. Zentangling can relax you just like quilling.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Free Mini Quilling Class on Shapes - November 7, 2015

Hi all!

I will be offering free mini quilling class on shapes along with showing my crafts off at a co-workers salon in Mechanicville, NY on November 7.  I will be there from 12:00 noon to 6pm only November 7.  I will also be selling my crafts there also.
At the Salon: The Beauty Express,  the owner will be doing manicures from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th at the salon. Appointments preferred; walk-ins welcomed. Call her to make an appointment 664-5555, leave a message and She will return your call after 5 pm. Please leave your preferred time. Appointments will be in 15 min time slots. Btw ... Parking will be a challenge due to construction. Looking forward to a fun day!!! More details to follow.   Please feel free to share....

The Beauty Express
85 North Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone #: 518-664-5555

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Quilling Class - Flower Tulip Card

I am Teaching a Quilling Class - Flower Tulip Card
Stony Creek Library
Location: 37 Harrisburg Rd, Stony Creek, NY 12878
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 10am - Noon
Phone Number: (518) 696-5911
Cost is $15 for 2 hours and all supplies are included.
Sign-up by calling the Stony Creek Library at 696-5911 or email

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Zentangles, quilling, and paper bead earrings.

I have been creating a bunch of items for swaps, craft shows and taking a zentangle class once a month. I have been trying to motivate myself with zentangling and found a group that meets at Panera Bread cafe once a month.  The items below are some of latest creations.

 The butterfly outline was a possible coloring page I found online that I printed out and filled it in with zentangles. August 2015

 These mini owls I sold some of them at the latest craft fair. They stand about an inch tall. They are made with corrugated paper. August 2015
 These are 4 pins I made of paper beads. I glued them together and painted the beads with nail polish.  I added Christmas motifs on the front of the paper beads with quilling paper. The picture below is what the back of the pins look like.  August 2015

 Quilled Mini Menorah made out of paper. August 2015
 Paper bead earrings I painted with nail polish. August 2015

 Paper earrings that I created using this tutorial I found online.
July 2015

 aper bead earrings I painted with nail polish. August 2015

  Paper bead earrings I painted with nail polish. August 2015

I created these quilled flowers and quilled ornaments for a swap I did on Facebook. August 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

My Next Show.....

World's Largest Yard Sale
August 22, 2015 8am-3pm
Saratoga County Fair Grounds
Location: 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
I will have new products, brochures, rack cards, and lots of other interesting things added to the table set-up. I will take pictures after I set up next Saturday. Hope to see you or meet you at the show.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Swap on Facebook...3D Fall Doll...Zentangle Leaf...

I recently did a swap with a Facebook group. The person I was sending these items to is a fan of fall. That was the theme and I created a 3d Doll, a zentangle leaf with the person's first name sent in a glass frame, quilled flower and 3d quilled pumpkin with leaves at the bottom of the pumpkin. The first picture is the photo the person who received the items in the mail and posted it in the swap group. The rest of the photos below are photos of the items that I took before I sent them in the mail. But with different views to see more sides of the items. I have two other fall dolls that I created that I will bring to next craft show I hope to post pictures soon but not sure if I will get around to do that. Click on the photos below and maybe they will show bigger. Enjoy.

Quilled 3d Autumn Doll: took about 6 hours or more to tone is from manila file folders, fancy trim added to waist and hat and front of dress. The dress is 11 inches wide at bottom and dolls is 12 inches tall.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sneak Peak of new items for next craft show... Part 2

I have been slowly building up stash of new products to sell at this year's craft shows. I normally do not show off what I am bringing. I recently got into paper beading and started rolling my own paper beads.  Some of these are painted in nail polish or glitter.  Using pinterest and you tube has hooked me in certain new crafts and maybe a few of them will emerge in the next few months.  I am new at jewelry making so I have a lot to learn. If you or anyone are interested in any of the pieces below come out to the shows. You can find a list of  the shows if you click on the appearance tab on my blog. Hopefully I will see you at the next show.




I have also creating altered spoons for the next craft show too. My mother liked a few of them and suggested I make a few and see if they sell. This altered spoon is made from book pages along with the person sitting in the spoon reading a book is made of book pages.