September, School and seattle greeting cards

“Being creative is NOT a hobby, it’s a way of life.”

Emily’s Bites of Fun:

School starts this week for some and for some it has already started.  It’s amazing how fast August really went and as I consider that my little girl will be going to pre-school next week, I realize that life goes fast.  She was just a baby and now she’s out the door. I know, it’s only a few days a week, but so it begins.  I am excited for her.  Excited for her to meet new friends, learn new things,  learn to work as a team and be a part of a cool class of kids and teachers. Yes, she will learn hard things, like not everyone wanting to do what she wants to do at the time that she wants to do it but she will get good friends and companions, learn to listen and obey her teacher and all that “fun” stuff.  I really am smiling, I promise!


Here’s a paragraph taken from, “The Book of Paper Quilling” by Malinda Johnston:

  • “Quilling spread from England to the American colonies, where it found a home in the New England area.  So popular did this craft become that newspaper advertisements for some boarding schools listed “Quill-Work” among the subjects taught.  Most of the American pieces still in existence are sconces (wall brackets for candles) that were made during the period between 1825 and 1850.  The quillwork on these was often embellished with shells, was flowers, twisted wire, and mica or ground glass.  The fine particles of rock and glass must have looked wonderful by candlelight.”

A Note From Emily: 
The last week I have been spending time quilling examples for cards and wall hangings for vendors that buy my work. It’s fun coming up with new ideas and helps my brain relax as I am doing things with my hands.  My dad is good with his hands, I think that may be where I get it from.  How about you?  What do you do to relax?  Ever considered a hobby?  It might be just what you need.  You don’t know if you don’t try one out.  Papercrafting is an amazing and rewarding hobby.  Sign up for one of my classes at Vintage in September and try it out!  (Classes to be posted soon – you can also email my from my site for more info in the meantime).


Saturday, September 2nd, from 11 am to 1 pm “Love Seattle Greeting Cards”,  at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Come learn how to create papercrafted greeting cards showcasing highlights of Seattle using die cuts, stamping, sliders, and quilling. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.
(More classes to come, check back soon)

Keep calm and craft on,