View Full Version : My 24 year old Easter Egg

10-03-2008, 01:22 PM
When I was 15 (yes sadly that's 24 years ago) I went to learn the art of quilling at night school. I loved it and created loads of stuff. Sadly though the only piece I know of that has survived the years is this Easter Egg that I made on a real hens egg. I gave it to my Grandma and she put it into her special glass fronted cupboard and there it stayed until last year when she went into a home. It now stands proudly on my daughters display shelf.

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10-03-2008, 01:36 PM
Very cool... Looks great!

10-03-2008, 01:40 PM
That's kept really well! http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif It's lovely and neatly done. What stopped you quilling?

11-03-2008, 02:32 PM
Just goes to show how much handmade items are treasured - what a lovely little story (and pretty egg!).

Rodeo Lady
11-03-2008, 02:36 PM
It's really fantastic and it looks so good even after all this time.

Cheers Janice

11-03-2008, 02:40 PM
Some of my old pieces look a bit battered now - but I think it was partly due to them not being terribly well made (won't dare put them on view!). I think I only keep them so I can see how bad I was....

Roseberry Crafts
11-03-2008, 02:44 PM
Lovely! It must have taken ages. I had a go at quilling once. One of the girls got a free kit on the front of her Art Attack mag and didn't want to do it so I had a go. I found it very fiddly and gave up almost as soon as I'd started! You must have a lot of patience!
Isn't it nice that Grandmas keep our stuff. My Nana has kept every wibbly wobbly clay pot that my brothers and I ever made her!

11-03-2008, 03:04 PM
That's kept really well! http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif It's lovely and neatly done. What stopped you quilling?

When i was 15 there wasn't the ease of supplies, no online stores and when I moved to London i had no contacts to get the strips.
I have done a bit recently, but need to brush up my skills before I show you any!!!

kipper workshops
11-03-2008, 03:46 PM
It's eggsellent!! :)

11-03-2008, 05:45 PM
That's fantastic and i love it when I see things withstanding the test of time.

Bowed Over
11-03-2008, 06:03 PM
That's great and even better your gran kept it all those years. My mum is going through a faze of tossing things out so most of my precious childhood masterpieces are probably in pride of place in the bin.




11-03-2008, 06:18 PM
Sooooooooooo much work! So pertty!

Focus on Life
11-03-2008, 08:29 PM
I've watched a bit of quilling being done on TV but nothing like these, theyre amazing, and just imagine you having to make all the titchy strips yourself?! Wow :)

Shaz x

24-03-2009, 12:59 PM
It's eggsellent!! :)

LOL you beat me to it!

It is lovely and I can't believe it's still in one piece after 24 years! It wouldn't last 24 mins around me, I'm so clumsy!

Autumn Faerie
24-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Brilliant work & how lovely that your gran kept it in pristine condition for all those years :)

26-03-2009, 01:42 AM
It's Lovely, and great to see it's survived so long.

I bought myself a basic learn how to quill set, but haven't mastered it yet. It's certainly a fiddly hobby.

autumn rose
26-03-2009, 09:54 AM
Gorgeous, how lovely its still perfect, something to treasure. So has it re kindled the want to quill now you know how talented you are? :D

26-03-2009, 12:25 PM
wow, that must've taken ages! You must have had the patience of a saint. Looks great.