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October 13, 2010

Quilled family of mice

Quilled mice, front view

A new baby was born to the family of mice-lovers, our friends I already made a 3D quilled mouse for. First I wanted to quill a traditional baby carriage or cradle for them on this special occasion, but on second thought found a better idea — a family of mice with a newborn baby mouse. Look how this loving couple have their tails interwoven and how tenderly they are holding their baby :) The father looks so proud!

Quilled mice, back view

The heads and bodies of the adult mice are made of approx. 3/16"-wide paper strips (4mm), their ears and legs — of 1/8" and 1/16"-wide strips respectively (3mm and 1.5mm). For the baby's body I used 1/8"-wide strips (3mm), and 1/16"-wide strips (1.5mm) for his head and ears. As you can see, I decided not to make whiskers. The tails are made of narrow 1/16"-wide strips (1.5mm) using the quilling shape called spirals or tendrils (see my video tutorial), according to the NAQG Official Shape Chart [PDF].

Quilled mice, side view

This quilled miniature is quite small: size of the father-mouse is a bit short of 2 inches (5cm), size of the mother is about 1 11/16 inches (43mm).

32 comments:

  1. Инна, как обычно просто потрясающе! какие милые мышки, очаровательная семейка =)

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  2. Симпатишные мышки!

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  3. How adorable! The baby looks so very cute. So much feminine grace on the mother's face.

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  4. These are just adorable, Inna!

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  5. Do you know somewhere I can learn how to do the 3D quilling? I have been trying it but it's just not coming out right!

    These are wonderful creations!

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  6. Мышиная семья просто загляденье!!! Соска у ребенка классная, как и сам малыш!

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  7. Прикольные мышки! Особенно самая маленькая!

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  8. Семейство мышиных - необыкновенное!!!

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  9. So cute! I love the little pacifier in the baby's mouth. Great job -- thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  10. Inna,

    What a beautiful family!
    The detail of the baby was masterful!
    I loved!

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  11. Инн, умереть не встать! Просто очаровательные мышки - произведение искусства!

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  12. Just adorable! I love the tiny details you included... the heart-shaped mouth on the mom, the bow around the baby, the dad's ummm, foot, on the mom's shoulder. :-)

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  13. This is SUCH a cute little family! I once thought of quilling a 3D mouse...but I only barely started it once! 3D quilling is the best :D.

    Susan, if you want to know more about 3D quilling, just buy this book, there's clear instructions in it, pictures, and 5 projects with step by step pictures: http://www.amazon.com/Three-Dimensional-Quilling-Making-Characters/dp/1844482049

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  14. Although not a big fan of mice(!) I love your work and your story. You sound so sweet. And your details show so much sensitivity. You are delightful and your work is too!
    tonilea

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  15. Ой, ну да чего милые мышки! Им теперь колясочка понадобится :)

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  16. Absolutely adorable. I love how you managed to make the dad look so caring of his "wife". Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thank you all very much! I'm so pleased that you've noticed the tiny funny details I added to this piece!

    @Susan
    Rachelle is absolutely right, this book is of great help to everybody learning 3D quilling. You may also want to check my 3D lion tutorial at http://increations.blogspot.com/2010/01/lion-3d-quilling-project-with.html, it contains some basics and tips. Good luck!

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  18. Инна, потрясающее мышиное семейство!!! Ребетёнок классный! Отличная работа!

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  19. Просто шедевральные мышки:))

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  20. אינה, טוב אחרי כל המחמאות שקיבלת כאן, מה נותר להוסיף???
    רק שחיממת לנו את הלב, וברור שזו מזכרת מיוחדת שתמשיך איתנועוד הרבה מאוד שנים.
    באהבה ארקדי, שלומית ואורי

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  21. Инночка , здравствуйте! Бесподобное мышиное семейство!

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  22. hi inna,

    I am not a crafts person but after seeing ur quill artwork i am simply bowled over and insprired to try...thank you so much for sharing ur lovely creations n appropriate tutorials...if u get time do visit my blog

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  23. Огромное всем спасибо!

    Thank you, Satya!

    תודה, שלומית! אני שמחה, שאהבתם את המתנה הקטנה שלנו. רציתי לעשות משהו מיוחד :)
    באהבה
    אינה

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  24. Beautiful!!!
    http://creaties-baukje.blogspot.com/

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  25. @Baukje, Isha Shiri
    Thank you both very much!

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