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Quilling

 Hello to all! I have started doing a new hobby with my son, and he loves it! We usually do many other things together, but he seems to be getting bored of them, so i went on the look for a new hobby, something that we can do together, but still be close to no-cost to try. and i found.. quilling. it is a type of paper art thats really old that involves rolling strands of paper into a circle. I have tried a few basic projects before we tried together, but it was a simple flower... I actually made a quilling tool out of a large eye needle (for sewing) i cut the tip of the needle eye off, (the very tip) and it made a makeshift quilling tool. i stuck the needle into an end of a knitting needle cover (the thick rubber guards that go on the end of knitting needles) its the perfect size for his small hands to hold and roll.
we used construction paper that i cut into 1/4 of an inch strips.
measures approx 1.5in tall and 1in wide
This was our first project, we took turns curling the paper, and i pinched into shape
while he glued the ends.

material: construction paper
bunny: measures approx 1.5 wide and 2in tall
background is 3.5in wide
I added the carrot. :)
This time around, my son curled all the pieces except the head, that strip was like.. 34 in long.
I then pinched and he glued the ends.
Together we glued it onto the background. :)

I am going to cut the construction paper into strips, but, you can buy the strips pre-cut
They come in awesome colors and designs..
I can see that this is a hobby that is going to stick around for a bit!

I did finish my elephant applique, and applied it to a blanket. I have the pattern almost completely ready for testing. I also have a pink elephant that i hope to make a girl colored carrier blanket like the boy one that is made.
This blanket started off as a dishcloth pattern (pentagon) and after that, it just...
grew to how it wanted to end up. I am happy with the way it turned out,
measures 2ft wide from tip to tip. A great size for a carrier or car seat blanket.!.

and, here it is with my elephant applique applied:

So, i think that is all that i have been up to lately. I do plan to try to be more active this month, and maybe throw some different crafts in here.. so, keep your eyes out!!! 

Thank you for stopping by and reading!! feel free to comment or make suggestions!

~hazel~crochetamommy

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