Flower Obsession Interrupted (or This cat is a pest.)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ok, I know I'm obsessed with paper. Flat out addicted to it in fact. But, I tell you if it's a craft and it involves flowers I'm right smack in the middle of it. I have no self control. No will power. None! Crepe paper flower? Yup! Love to make 'em. Origami flowers, yup. Quilled flowers for cards and lets not talk about my rubber stamp collection and the flowers there. I was recently reunited with my PSX Botanical Stamps and my husband said he really didn't realize girls squealed over stuff like that. 

I think the only thing more important than flowers or paper is holding the big black cat who consistently invades my personal space. He is a space hog to say the least and he has no conception of boundaries.

OK, let's be clear. He thinks it's more important. Period. And as cute as he is, he can be a pest. Especially if I'm working on things that include long strips of paper. (Quilling) Any form of ribbon, floral tape, yarn. You get the picture.

Today I came home from work as soon as I could because during my run home at lunch, the mail man came with goodies for me from Custom Quilling. I was so excited. I still have a mass amount of paper strips for different projects but today in my order was a new book! Yay! I'm also addicted to books.

This is what came!!!

This book is a beautiful project book by Alli Bartkowski called Quilled Flowers. I've been home for an hour, had a cup of tea and looked through the whole thing, and drooled. I'm not ashamed. I was. DROOLING!

I can hardly wait to whip out my paper strips and get started. (cat be damned!) The photography is simply gorgeous, as are the projects. I mean heck, look at the cover 3 dimensional quilled flowers. If that doesn't inspire someone to learn how to quill I'm not sure what could. Also, all the directions are clear, she does a great job of going over the basic quilling shapes and breaking down what you need to do the projects.

I just can't decide what to do first, but I have some teeny tiny and smallish glass bottles and vases that need some flowers so lets see what I can do! Without the cat's help.