Christmas Calm

Ubercrafter Kim told me that a few years ago she made oodles of quilled snowflakes and gave them all away. "Isn’t it funny how a craft can overtake a person…then they drop it…and then it reemerges in fever-form once again?" That's the place Kim finds herself now, after being inspired by Yulia Brodskaya's beautiful quilled typography. Here's just one example of a lovely swirled project Kim lettered... she hopes to find time to do more in the new year.

Her choice of the word Calm struck a chord with me, as my wish for each of you is that you find a bit of peace in your hectic day whenever you visit here... moments in which you'll perhaps be inspired to try something new.

As we finish up this very busy season of making, I extend my best wishes for a most wonderful holiday week ahead - one that's joyful and calm.
Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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  1. Its a beautiful piece of work. when I fear I have ran out of ideas I go through all your older posts and always leave inspired . Happy holidays to you too Ann.Nice to watch your quilling video again.

  2. Great quilling! I love it! Checl out mine

    Prolly you will like by fairy burd =)


  3. Ann, you have made my day! Thank you - this is a true honor! Merry Christmas to you-have a wonderful holiday! Thank you, Kim

  4. So beautiful. I really do hope to try something like that early next year, perhaps something with Goober's name! :)

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's!

    PS. Already got several compliments on my necklace!!

  5. Merry Christmas, Ann.

    It's been such a delight to visit your blog.

  6. Wow!!!I loved the idea and art, beautiful
    Merry Christmas!!

  7. man, i love her work!

    hope you have a happy holiday...

  8. What a beautiful piece that is. I always feel inspired when I visit here. I think that finding your blog was the biggest inspiration that I had in getting back in to crafting. I've always loved any kind of crafts but over the last few years had pretty much given it all up. Your quilling got me excited about getting back in to it all.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas

  9. I am one of the lucky ones that get to see Kim's handiwork first hand. She has tons more that she hasn't shared with everyone yet. It is such a treat to go and visit Kim and see what new things she has made. Thank you for sharing Kim with the world.
    Take care and have a blessed Christmas.

  10. Beautiful. Really calm. I like it.

  11. dear Ann,
    indeed, this is the place to find Calm!
    Merry Christmas to you & yours!!

  12. Thank you for the lovely comments, everyone!

    Lana, your quilling is very pretty - the flowers have such nice dimension.

    Kim, my pleasure! I'm so glad you did a post linking to lots of your paper crafts yesterday.

    Melissa, I can't wait to see what you quill! So glad you're enjoying the necklace.

    Ann, aww, that's so nice to hear.

    Julie, you're a good friend! Kim is always impressing me with her creations. Lucky you getting to see them firsthand.

  13. Merry Christmas to you, Bill and the boys, and a very happy new year!
    lots of love
    Rosie xx

  14. hi ann! merry christmas!! quilled snowflakes would be an amazing gift to give out, they are so intricate! i hope you and your family have a calm and fantastic holiday break =) happy new year!!

  15. Merry Christmas, Rosie and Alena! Sending best wishes right back to you and your families.

  16. Thanks for sharing Ann, that is a beautiful piece. I hope you have a Happy New Year


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