Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Free Quilling Pattern Angel

This quilled Angel is very sweet isn't she? She is made using the Spreuer or Onion Holder technique and floats on her very "springtime" colors.
quilling quilled angel spreuer

You can follow these instructions to make her for your very own!

>quilling quilled angel spreuerHead:

2 strips of Pink paper, tight roll
Shape the tight roll by gently pushing center up

Hair (look at closeup to see how hair looks glued and curled):

1 – 6 in (7.6 cm) strip yellow
Glue yellow strip to top of head. Make 2 cuts and curl to give Angel 3 curly Q’s.


1 – 3 in (7.6 cm) strip gold for the halo
Glue to back

For Both the Body and Wings, you will use the Spreuer Technique (click link for more information)

General instructions are to Start in the center and wrap your strip to the left then to the right. Continually going back and forth.

quilling quilled angel spreuer
Body (Make 1, look at picture):

Start at 9 – 8L – 8R – 7L – 7R – 6L – 6R – 5L – 5R

Wings (Make 2, look at picture):

Start at 7 – 6L – 5L – 4L – 3L


I gave her a collar that is made from approximately 1.5 in (3.8 cm) Spiral
She also has a bouquet of flowers with some flourish of green

I placed her on a 3 in x 3 in (7.6 cm x 7.6 cm) square that I punched using a Fiskars Border punch (I loved the punch, but I was so disappointed when the punch broke)

The Quote is from Luciano de Crescenzo:

"We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another"

Final Thank You - One World One Heart

I am sending out one final Thank You regarding the 2009 One World, One Heart

Special Thank you to Nancy (All Pulped Out) for the beautiful card she made and sent out. She gets so many special KUDOS because I think she made a card for everyone who commented on her post. Now this is something to think about, and I can only imagine the hours and hours that she spent. Isn't the card beautiful? and she even made her own mailing address labels to match. If you get a chance, don't forget to visit her:

owoh one world one heart

And I wanted to Thank the winners of my snowflakes... they were all so sweet with their comments... and I am pleased to say that all the snowflakes arrived safely (and one took a transatlantic flight to get there - lol)

Grandma Betty , Dajon (Dajon Designs) , Marie (Gave That)

These are the little beauties... 2 green and one tourquoise!
quilled quilling snowflake

Antonella :-)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!!!

St. Patrick's day is a day filled with the "luck of the Irish" and much green. Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.

Did you notice the really cute shamrock? It was created with the loving hands of a little one - isn't it cute? On the back is this little poem:

Just like the leaves on each shamrock I see,

There are three parts to the Holy Trinity,

First is God the Father,

Then Jesus His only Son,

And the Holy Spirit

Together as One.

So, did you eat Corned Beef and Cabbage today? We did over the weekend, but not tonight. By the way, I have it on good authority that Corned Beef and Cabbage is not the traditional St. Pat's meal. Corned Beef is apparently more of an English meal, not Irish. A meal that is eaten in Ireland is boiled bacon and cabbage. Lest you forget, here is a funny poem by Frances Shilliday to help us remember:


I just want to put something straight
About what should be on your plate,
If it's corned beef you're makin'
You're sadly mistaken,
That isn't what Irishmen ate.

If you ever go over the pond
You'll find it's of bacon they're fond,
All crispy and fried,
With some cabbage beside,
And a big scoop of praties beyond.

Your average Pat was a peasant
Who could not afford beef or pheasant.
On the end of his fork
Was a bit of salt pork,
As a change from potatoes 'twas pleasant.

This custom the Yanks have invented,
Is an error they've never repented,
But bacon's the stuff
That all Irishmen scoff,
With fried cabbage it is supplemented.

So please get it right this St. Paddy's.
Don't feed this old beef to your daddies.
It may be much flasher,
But a simple old rasher,
Is what you should eat with your tatties.

©Frances Shilliday 2004, please visit her website which debunks other myths including this little ditty.


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