Quilled family of mice
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!
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].
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).