Then I started thinking about how I might 1) add decoration to it (of course!) and 2) incorporate that into Papercraft Thursday. I started thinking about the coloring books with their swirly patterns and then I thought of quilling.
These days you probably know what quilling is, but back when I was making quilled snowflakes in high school for my mother to sell at the bazaar (for a quarter, don't get me started) everyone always thought I was saying quilting. (Yes, lady, I have no idea what the craft I am doing is called. Thanks.) I taught myself, but I don't remember how...maybe I stumbled across a book in the Ben Franklin? That sounds like something I would do. I remember the first time I had met another quiller--at a craft fair in the Royal Ridge Mall where she was selling quilled floral Christmas ornaments. She must have thought it was insane this teenager getting so excited about her work that everyone was ignoring! But people, I knew her pain and isolation. Anyway, this Renaissance craft is having a bit of a renaissance these days. At least I could find quilling paper at Joann's.
I had much grander plans, but you can only roll so many papers in a few hours...
This is a photobox but now it's where all the small but important stuff will go. This is all from my head, but I am sure Pinterest and the Google can help you find more information about quilling if you're interested.