It's always fun to look back over past achievements, and fellow blogger Regina Ribeiro has suggested that we all take time out to select our favourite ten projects of the past twelve months. I was actually quite surprised by the number of posts I have managed to make in 2011, but it didn't take me long to select the following for my own 'top ten':
|My decorative card featuring a water lily and other quilled flowers, which won a prize at our local village show.
|My quilled pin brooch that was selected to represent Hampshire in this year's Women's Institute craft competition.
|Another pin brooch created using tri-coloured 'twisted' P coils and metallic edged strips.
|Digitally quilled shapes providing a 'ghostly' backdrop for 'real' quilling.
|'It's a shore thing' - my sculpture combining quilling with photography, real sea shells and vortex coil 'rocks' - won first prize in the 'Quilling Plus' category of the Quilling Guild's Display of Work for 2011.
|My spiral starburst on a twisted easel features 'twisted' wheatears and vortex coil blocks, and was awarded The Rose Bowl for innovation at the Quilling Guild's Display of Work for 2011 ... my proudest achievement ever!!
|'Rainbow snowflake' - inspired by a piece that was originally created in glass.
|My small tortoiseshell butterfly was inspired by an ornamental flower bed, and is made from folded roses and fringed flowers.
|My own modern 'take' on the Victorian techniques of Mosaicon (a quilling kit sold in England in the 19th Century).
|Twists and more twists using the 'beehive' technique.