I mentioned yesterday how I've discovered that there are some really wonderful people out there in blogland. Here's another example.
Look at this piece of gorgeousness!
It was a wonderful gift from Ann, who does the most AMAZING things with little strips of paper.
I think I may have heard something about quilling before I "met" Ann, but I didn't really have any idea of the fun you can have with it. I've really enjoyed getting to know Ann through her blog, All Things Paper, where she features the work of paper artists as well as some of her own creations. She's also very generous with her talents and offers numerous tutorials. I continue to promise her that one day soon I'll sit down with her tutorials and try my hand at quilling. It's going to happen, it's just a matter of finding some free time again (hopefully before Lachlan goes away to college)!
Ann creates the most beautiful and fun cards and jewelry, and she's made some quilled marriage certificates that will knock your socks off! (I want to get re-married so I can have her make one of these for me!)
For now this beautiful work of art is stored safely away with the rest of my necklaces, because I don't even want to think about how quickly Lachlan would destroy it (his hands are tiny, but they can shred stuff pretty quickly!). I'm really looking forward to the day where I can wear it again!
Thanks, Ann, for such a beautiful gift and for all the inspiration you provide on a daily basis! :)