Monday, July 25, 2011

On the fringe

I ordered a new toy and I spent part of my weekend playing with it.
This is what it looks like.

You run a strip of paper through it and this is what you get

I had lots of fun out on the deck. I had my stuff, or junk as Wade calls it, spread all over the entire table

Here's a close up some of the flowers I made with the fringed strips of paper.
I could just cut the strips by hand like my blog pal Cheryl (check out her fringed flowers) but I don't have the patience and my cuts are very inconsistent.

Before I go, I wanted to mention that my little toy came from Quilling Superstore. I was very impressed by how fast I got my order. I placed my order on July 20th and received it on the 23rd. If you ever need quilling supplies, I would  recommend this web site. No, they didn't pay me to say this and I didn't get any cool free products for giving them a thumbs up. Just a shout out to say that there are still some businesses out there that do good.

30 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

What a great toy to have. I have looked at a few.I could use this bucket of old buttons I have for centers.

Julie Harward said...

You are getting more and more creative here...these are super cute! :D

Helen said...

I always order my quilling supplies from them and yes there services are great! You did great with the fringe.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Ann... You are just so talented... Keep up the good work!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

BeadedTail said...

Well isn't that just a great little tool! I like your flowers! How'd you get them round?

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Those flowers are very cool- nice toy.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Well that large shot looked a little too difficult for me to handle but when I saw those precious little flowers you made - WOW!!! I love those. Too cute.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sandee said...

I could have that cool machine and still mess up the paper. I've not a crafty bone in my body.

Why do men call our stuff junk and there junk is cool necessary stuff. I've always wondered about that.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

missing moments said...

Those are so cute!!! Fun toy!

Ginny said...

What adorable flowers, now I want to see all the stuff you create with this!! Here's a laugh for you; when I first saw this machine, I thought it was a meat slicer!!

Chatty Crone said...

I would never have guessed what that was!

Reeni said...

How adorable! I wouldn't have the patience to do it by hand. Enjoy!

Kloggers/Polly said...

These are just lovely Ann - and you perhaps could try doing something similar with rice paper and have wonderful edible decorations for your cakes! I love the colours .. orange is so cheerful. Are you going to place these onto flower wires to make a posy?

Grace said...

As always I am amazed at the pretty things you make - Those are such happy flowers!

Ratty said...

That's a neat little gadget. I always love learning what a new gadget can do.

Cards by Cheryl said...

oh you got your new toy....I think you will love it. The nice thing about the fringer is the even cutting.

I still have a plan to do the video tutorial on fringing by hand but it will be a bit because of work.

have fun playing with your meat slicer (hehe....loved that comment). If only she could see how small it is.

Erika said...

That is awesome! I was trying to figure out what it was for--I was way off--I thought it had to do with beads!

And the flowers are beautiful. Are those for the show?

tahtimbo said...

That is a cool tool :) Those flowers you made are just fantastic!!
You truly have an incredible talent!

Anny said...

This sure is a very cool contraption... and for something so cold and heavy.. it produces such delicate things :)

love them orange flowers :)

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, I just LOVE those! What a cool toy that is (and some seriously quick delivery too ;o)

Grampy said...

Great new toy and great job using it.I checked out that website and it is really neat. I was thinking of getting Maya(7 yr old) a beginners kit.
PS How did the craft show go?

Sandra said...

you could put magnets on these for the fridge or put them on the big paper clips. they are cute, one year many many many years ago i made butterfly magnets and sold enough to buy my boys bikes fro Christmas. does the machine do other things or just this

Duni said...

Ann, these are adorable!! And that's a handy machine to have...and I can see lots more great tools on that table :)

Sher said...

Those make the cutest flowers! This is going to be a great addition to your quilling business!

FishHawk said...

I think it is just awful that Wade would consider your crafting "stuff" junk. (If you don't get it, ask Duke.)

Catherine said...

That is a very fun toy Ann! You will have lots of fun with it I am sure. And your flowers are adorable!
xo Catherine

Donna said...

Cool little tool Ann and pretty flowers!
hughugs

DSS said...

Those flowers are so pretty! I'm a very inconsistent cutter as well. I am so thankful for paper trimmers when I decide to get "crafty". Which is rare, of course, but you know....

Anne said...

Your flowers are so beautiful. I wish I had your talent.

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