Mar 26 2010

Quilling on ….. Spoons?

Published by at 3:54 pm under Quilling News

granmother-quilled-spoonA wonderful reader of mine, Lisa Malachinski, wrote me about a project she has done where she embellishes spoons with quilling.  Yes, you read that correctly, spoons!  You know how much I love it when someone thinks “outside the box” with their quilling, and I just had to share her story and photos with you.
 
Lisa is a stay at home mother of 4, or 5 if you count her hubby (her words — but I do understand, LOL!), two boys, 15 and 11, and two girls, almost 14 and 4.  She does a variety of crafts from crocheting, quilling, cardmaking, scrapbooking, to some sewing and different paper crafts.
 
She got hooked on quilling while watching the Carol Duvall Show and turned to books and the Internet for more information.  On a favorite website she discovered Molly Smith who created classes for anyone who wanted to learn about quilling.  After each project, the students would post their completed works.
 
During this creating and posting process she came up with the wonderful idea of adding quilling to her grandmother’s spoons.  She chose to quill flowers that reminded her of her grandmother’s gardens and added little bugs for interest.  She then made one for each of her sisters and mother who just loved them. 
 
aunt-marion-quilled-spoonLisa’s Aunt Marion was a wonderful lady who was full of life and loved the outdoors.  She would sit and watch the hummingbirds outside her front window and show the little birds to her children and nieces.  When her aunt passed away, Lisa asked her cousins for one of her spoons to embellish with quilling.  As a loving tribute to her, Lisa quilled flowers and a hummingbird for the spoon.  It is not surprising that she has been asked to make six more for her family and siblings.
 
I am so impressed with Lisa’s creativity.  What a clever way to make such a personal and treasured family heirloom.
 
 
Quilling Tip:  Lisa glues her quilling onto the spoon with E6000 adhesive.
 

 

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Quilling on ….. Spoons?”

  1. CM2on 27 Mar 2010 at 11:40 am

    Lisa’s talents and workmanship are simply superb! Loved her creative use of her talents and her Aunt’s wonderful spoons! ~CM2

  2. Cathyon 28 Mar 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Wow that is such an interesting thing to do quilling on…. well done to Lisa for thinking “out of the box”…. I’m amazed at the detail in such a small space… WOW!!!!

  3. Vidhyaon 29 Mar 2010 at 8:25 am

    Thats nice Lisa! Very beautiful quilling on a spoon.. I really thank you for sharing this miniature work which needs a lot of patience to do.. !

  4. Lisaon 29 Mar 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you ladies. This is such a great craft to do. I am going to help one of my children’s teacher quill something for her family reunion. What fun.
    For me it is a get away to just relax and quill and let my creative side come to life.
    A craft you can keep learning a creating with.
    Thank you all for the wonderful comments and to Charlotte to featuring me.

  5. Clareon 07 Apr 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Wow, stunning, unusual idea, great detail, really lovely!

  6. Lisaon 09 Apr 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks! I am having fun with these.

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