It's the end of March now, and with Easter around the corner — just the right time to begin making Easter eggs. Have you heard about a lost and found Faberge egg that was almost sold for scrap, by the way? Amazing story.
As for me, I have already created my first quilled egg for this year. It is not just decorated with quilling, but is made of quilling shapes and embodies a character. Yes, you are right, it's Totoro. You might have noticed that I and my family love this cute wood spirit from the anime film "My Neighbor Totoro". I even made a fluffy quilled Totoro toy in the past.
Given my addiction to Easter eggs, I couldn't resist the temptation to make a Totoro egg, too :) For this project, I used black, grey and white paper strips 1/16 of an inch in width (1.5 mm), and a quilling technique called "beehive". I find that such a narrow strips suit this sort of quilling better than regular 1/8" ones (3 mm). Height of my Totoro excluding the ears is about 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm), which is the size of a chicken egg. The pointy ears measure another half of an inch (approximately 1 cm). The egg is hollow, like my other Easter eggs, some of which can be seen in the blog posts Quilled Easter egg and Quilled Easter egg with a surprise.