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Quilling Books All On Sale AND Free Postage!!

  • Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Over at my Online Shop, all the quilling books are on sale AND I am offering FREE postage on all of them.

The Paper Bead and Glaze Kits are also at a new, reduced price with postage included.

So, not only are all these wonderful products reduced in price, you are also getting FREE postage AS WELL!! I am feeling very generous :)

Once these items are sold, they will not be replaced so get in quickly!!

Handmade Market Pop Up

  • Posted on July 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM

This weekend you will find me at the Handmade Market Pop Up Market at Hornsby Westfield. The market will be on all day Saturday and Sunday on the walkway up the top between the food court and the other centre.

Come and say hi, check out what I’ve been creating and maybe even get some tools and kits to make your own!

Remember, I sell books, bamboo paper bead rollers, kits, quilling tools and a full range of sizes in papers to help you create your own pieces. If you prefer ready made, I have cards, hair clips, bookmarks, photo frames and jewellery, If you are after anything special, I can make to order too. Just ask!

See you then!

Hornsby Craft Fair Preparations

  • Posted on June 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I am getting very excited about the upcoming Hornsby Craft Fair at Hornsby RSL. I have spent this week creating some paper bead items and have really enjoyed getting creative again. I think I was missing the point of it being fun and was trying to make everything bigger and more complicated than it should be. I am also looking into some other local markets and fairs.

To see what I’ve been creating, come along to Hornsby RSL, Sunday June 24th, 11am – 4pm.

Now to get some quilling done…


  • Posted on June 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I’m very excited, as on the weekend, I found out that my application to be a stallholder at the Hornsby Craft Fair was successful :)

On Sunday, 24th June, from 11am – 4pm, come to the Hornsby RSL Showroom to visit me (!) and also see a great assortment of Art, Craft, Jewellery and more, handmade by local people.

For sale, I will have quilling tools, papers, books, paper bead rollers, paper glaze, kits as well as finished pieces handmade by me. If you plan on coming and there is something in particular you would like to see, please let me know.

It is very exciting to be a part of this local and very popular quarterly fair.

Book Sale

  • Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

From now until the end of April, I am offering 20% off all books! What a bargain!

Get in quick as I won’t be restocking books.

There aren’t any descriptions about the books but please contact me  if you require any information. The prices have already been adjusted in the shop, normal shipping prices apply.

Share the good news with all your friends. Maybe if there are a few of you in a group you can buy a few each to pass around to each other.

Happy shopping!!

Thinking of Products

  • Posted on April 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM

Over the past few weeks, I have been very quiet on the blogging front. During this time I have been going over exactly what I would like to stock, what products I think would appeal and what I enjoy making! This has a lot to do with the fact that I will be trading at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney in June.

What would I like to see there? What would I buy if I were there as a customer.

On the quilling front, I know I like to get papers and books. The problem is, most of these seem to come from overseas. While the Australian dollar is performing well, there is still the cost of shipping to consider. Also, it appears quite a few craft shops now stock quilling papers. SO, I have been exploring and testing the world of Australian quilling papers. While we may not have the number of shades nor the long papers, I am still finding the quality to be really good. Therefore, I am going to have a bit of a mix. For the books, I am still contacting various distributors. As much as I would like to stock every quilling book available, I do have to have to limit myself!!

Quilling tools are also important and I am quite excited that I can source all the tools I need right here in Australia. The accessories on the other hand will need to come from overseas.

For kits, I am also going to source some from overseas but I am going to develop my own. I want to offer something a little different. Maybe a kit for a birthday party? Make something other than a card? This is where I am getting quite excited as it is where my creativity will be unleashed!!

For the Paper Beading side of the business, I am really happy with the tool kits and glaze I now stock. It was certainly a lot of fun testing the different glazes I bought! Some left a tacky finish, others seemed to change the colour of the paper, others still were too thick and gluggy.

I will also be offering kits to make different paper bead projects. Again, it is my creative side I will need to use and am loving some of the ideas I am coming up with!

If you have any ideas as to what you would like to see or something you have been looking for and can’t find, please comment!

Bear Cards

  • Posted on February 24, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I thought I would start posting some pictures of some of the stock I am preparing for the Craft Fair and that I will be stocking as part of my normal range.

The Fair I will be trading at on March 5-6 is a Doll, Bear and Craft Fair, so I thought some Bear cards might be popular. The “normal” sized ones (C6) are not quilled but have a lovely soft teddy on them and the smaller gift sized one has a wooden teddy bear in the centre and quilled coils in the corners. They are ideal for a new baby, birthday or just because. I tend not to put sentiment greetings on my cards as I like people to be able to use them for what they would like or think appropriate. I have often found a card I really like the design of but have not been able to find a use for as the greeting was wrong. Once these cards sell, they won’t be stocked as I can’t get some of the supplies anymore :(

If you are in the area of Blacktown Leisure Centre on that weekend, come and say hello! Feel free to buy something too!

Bear Cards

Bear Gift Card with Quilling

Valentine’s Day

  • Posted on February 13, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Valentine's Day Card Swap

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have just participated in my first international card swap through Fave Crafts and Swap-Bot. We had to make 3 Valentine’s Day cards to send to 3 different people. I made all the one design, simple but elegant using metallic Violet Red and Quartz papers. I cut the quilling strips myself to match the background piece. Two hearts side by side <3 Hopefully the postal systems will get them all there in time!

I hope my recipients like them and I can’t wait to receive mine.

Valentine's Day Card Swap Side On

Quilled Christmas Stocking Ornament

  • Posted on December 22, 2010 at 7:49 AM

Quilled Christmas Stocking

I was really stumped for presents for the girls’ teachers and Sophie’s speech therapist this year. I didn’t want to go in for a voucher (too impersonal), and wasn’t really keen on buying just anything. They were important milestones we were thanking the teachers for this year; Amy had really enjoyed her year and having an “arty” teacher had really kept her happy, Sophie was finishing preschool and both girls had had the same teacher so she had been part of our lives for 4 years and had really made an effort to help Sophie with her speech and language issues and Sophie was finally finishing up with her speech therapy after 2 and a half years. What to give these special people? Another friend makes an embroidered ornament for the teachers which I thought was a lovely idea but I’d never thought of giving something like that. It was when I was in the local art and craft shop (the girls there are starting to recognise me now – oops!) that I saw some glass ornament and they were just calling to me to put some quilling on them. Present idea decided! Now to design and make 4 of them (one for us to keep of course!) in 2 weeks!

I decided to quill one side and and cover the other side in glitter – can’t have too much sparkle at Christmas!!

Quilled Christmas Stocking Glitter Side

Once I’d worked out the design, the sizes of shapes etc, it was time to get them all done. Oh no! Not enough paper!! So a quick call to a supplier and my Mum to pick up the order, and I was on my way. Luckily I now have my new glasses because I was working for hours into the nights. I was certainly not counting on the humidity! Humidity certainly effects the coiling and sticking of paper. Because I was working with metallic paper too, it got quite tricky at times! The designs on each varied a little with each ornament which I didn’t mind as it made each one unique. I then put them in a pretty white box with quilled holly on it.

Holly Christmas Gift Box

I am really happy with the result. It was nice to give a personal gift to those making a big difference in our girls’ lives. I’ll start earlier next year though!

Paper Bead Bracelet

  • Posted on October 20, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Yes, that’s right, paper beads!! As an extension to my quilling, I have also started making paper bead jewellery, something for myself really! I’m not a big jewellery wearer but have decided I need to spruce things up a bit.

I love wearing black so have made a black, white and silver bracelet using memory wire. The beads are glazed for some water (and sweat) resistance but I certainly wouldn’t want to get them too wet, not sure what would happen and don’t really want to test the theory!

I am really pleased with how it looks and is comfortable, even for a non-jewellery wearer, to wear. Now if only I could make diamonds from paper…..

Paper Bead Bracelet