Saturday, May 12, 2012


This past weekend I had this grand idea of making  a Topiary. I was going to quill what I thought was 100 roses and posies. I was cutting them with my BigShot and my Silhouette  Cameo cutting machines.
Well I cut about 200 ruffled roses and posies to begin with and that was not enough in all I have over 500 tiny roses and posies on this Topiary.  
It is a mother's day gift to my mom.
I cut and cut, quilled and quilled and quilled thinking surely it would be enough but no! finally I finished last night in the nick of time for our Mothers day outing today.
 I hate the white spots showing and tried to cover them with even more tiny roses but ran out of time. But the directions for it says that is normal and okay. But I am such a perfectionist. 

When I was shopping I could only find this green coffee cup to be suitable unfortunately there was no pinks or light lavenders, only blue or green. I guess it looks okay. Plaster of paris is holing the branch into the coffee cup I got from my backyard. I added moss to the bottom to cover the plaster of paris. I was not sure this was how you spelled paris for plaster of paris, so I googled it and I guess it is.

   Here is a small pile of un-quilled roses and posies. 
a gorgeous pile of rolled posies and roses.
oh look the word paris is on the container. What I started with Plaster of Paris, Reindeer Moss and a Styrofoam ball. 
And the coffee cup, I got this from Joann's.
Time to quill and quill.
I got this idea from Dave Brethauer, the designer Memory Box Dies. He makes gorgeous little dies. He said 100 roses and pansies but I used smaller ones so that is why mine was 500  
plus Joann's was out of the smaller styrofoam ball so I had to use a larger one. Well that made all the difference in the length of time. LOL!

I also cut the roses using my Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.

I hope mom will like it I worked on three days or more. 

Today I am meeting the kids and mom for our mothers day gathering at On The Border. 

Have a wonderful happy Mother's Day. 

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  1. Hi Kat! It's BEAUTIFUL!!! your mom is going to love it....Enjoy your outing :o) hugs Jennifer

  2. Wonderful crafting ideas, the topiary is lovely! Have a great week, Kat. ((hugs))

  3. You are so talented , That is amazing !

  4. Oh my is that ever pretty, I can only imagine the amount of work that went into this, I bet it took her breath away!
    maybe painting the ball the color of the flowers, or green to look like greenery behind them would help the white not show up so much.
    Lovely project!

  5. Hi Kat,
    Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day! I love your topiary! So pretty. Hope you are having the great weather we are having to down here up there. You should watch Two Broke Girls it is really cute.
    Hugs, Dru

  6. Wow Kat! You really worked hard on this! I love it. It sure looks pretty. I think the green cup is perfect for the base, so it looks more like it is coming out of the grass. I bet your Mom loved it. Hope your Mothers Day was grande!


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat