Saturday, March 12, 2011

Feed The Need

Hello Friends!  I have been invited to join in a fundraising and volunteer opportunity.  This event is called "Feed the Need"

Two years ago, friends from my son's school started planning Feed The Need as a way to provide families with a fun way to serve together locally, while making a significant global impact.  Last April, they coordinated and launched the first Feed The Need event with a goal of packing 100,000 scientifcally engineered meals for starving children in Zimbabwe.  Over 700 volunteers showed up and packed 150,000 meals!

This year, Feed The Need will mobilize 1500 volunteers to pack over 270,000 meals.  There are many ways to help.  They are looking for donations to help fund the meals and volunteers to help pack the food.  Since most of my online friends are from all over the world, I am posting my personal fundraising link hoping that some of you will be able to donate a little something.  My family and I will also be participating in the meal packing.

This link will bring you to my fundraising page if you are interested in donating!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to bring hope to hopeless circumstances together as a family. 

Thank you!
Antonella :-)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Some More OWOH Prizes

This was such an excellent week for me!!! After having a miserable week at work, my entire week was brightened by 2 lovely gifts from very talented ladies.... They are listed in the order they arrived....

A Super Fantastic "K I S S  Bunting Banner"  - This is the most adorable thing you can find!!! From checkerboard background paper to the glittery letters, this is just the sweetest banner you will find anywhere!!!  I received this beauty from Michaela - Twigs and Tulle (don't you just love her name?) - You can find her at Twigs and Tulle and also at her Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources and Rants

My second enchanting gift arrived from Christine - Intuitive Sparks and is this absolutely gorgeous lampwork bead that she made!!! The picture does not do the subtle shades justice, it is such a beauty.

Enjoy! Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

Friday, March 04, 2011

Free Quilled Folk Art Bird Pattern

Red Tailed Folk Art Bird

This is a free quilling pattern for a Red Tailed Folk Art Bird.  I based this pattern on a set of folk art bird stickers.  Unfortunately, I no longer have the stickers and cannot find a picture of them :-(  but this little bird is a way to remember what they looked like :-)

I hope that you enjoy this fun little pattern and know that anything you see around you can inspire your quilling - all you need is your imagination and thin strips of paper!  I have done many searches looking for pictures of things that I am interested in, all of these are potential quilling projects... follow what you are interested in and creativity will take you where you want to go!

Body and Head (Yellow and Red)
3 Yellow Teardrop (6 inch, 15.2 cm), tightly rolled
1 Yellow Teardrop (3 inch, 7.6 cm), tightly rolled
1 Yellow (3 inch, 7.6 cm) strip, wrapped around body and head
3 Red Teardrop (3 inch, 7.6 cm), cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide, tightly rolled
Place 1 Red Teardrop as beak and 2 on top of head

Tail (Yellow, Red, and Blue)
5 Yellow Teardrop (3 inch, 7.6 cm), cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide, tightly rolled
4 Red Teardrop (3 inch, 7.6 cm), cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide, tightly rolled
4 Blue Teardrop (3 inch, 7.6 cm), cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide, tightly rolled
1 Blue Tight roll (2 inch, 5.1 cm), cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide
I built the tail by arranging the Yellow feathers and then the Red feathers separately.  Then I layered the Red on top of the Yellow and arranged the blue feathers in between the Yellow.  You can see from the picture that I placed a dab of glue so that when I placed the feathers on the tail it would be a strong attachment point.

Wing (Blue)
2 Blue Teardrop (6 inch, 15.2 cm), cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide, tightly rolled
You will notice that I only made one wing for this bird and the blue teardrops are placed on top of each other.

Use the photos for placement and arrangement of your coils.



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