I know, I know - it is April! I'm very naughty not posting my Monthly Make in time, but I did make it in March, so it still counts right?
Anyway, I have waffled on before about making the monthly make for me and trying or revisiting a different craft style every month. Well, this make is all about revisiting my childhood with a combined sign, which meshes my love of books, with my favourite books growing up and a craft style I used to do as a child - quilling.
I visited the local library and took out a book on quilling just to refresh my memory. I must admit it looked a lot more complicated than I remembered, but as a child you don't really care about how it turns out just the fun process. So, I only did some basic quilling, but I love the result - really makes me smile :)
I really hope to create a 'Cosy Corner' one day, where I can sit in a comfy chair with a good book and lose myself (or find myself - it's all about perspective!). My fab friend Rachel has such a place, which I am totally jealous of! Oh well, maybe one day, but in the meantime I have my sign to hang near my bookcase...
I used a base of beige and duck-egg blue striped paper, (think it was a freebie from a scrapbooking mag), which I glued 4 kebab skewers onto to make a frame. I then quilled a face using one long strip - love the effect, so pleased with it. I then quilled 2 little blue breaths coming out of the mouth. I added a few swirls and a tiny bluebird in the corner. The bluebird is a little private joke between hub and I (anyone watch 'New Girl'?)and is also is a nod to 'fairy tales' which matches the quote I have used...
"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again"
~ C.S Lewis
My absolute favourite books growing up were 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and I can't wait to read them to my children. I think the quote is perfect and it is from the Author of my favourite books, so happy me all round!
Mr Tumnus anyone?
Right, I am off to upload my piccies onto the March flickr group. My Vintage Easter Swap partner Vintage Vicki was the fab co-host for March. The April flickr group is now up and running too and the co-host this month is the lovely Mrs A.
So the moral of this story is, don't just read fairy tales - live them! But make sure you all 'live happily ever after' :)