Festival-patterned kusudama bouquet

Some personal news – I moved house! I finally got out of a flat and into a house. Moving is stressful, but on the positive side, this new place would need decorations. I think I’m good at making stuff, so this was the last thing I made in that flat! I bought this pack of […]

Kusudama “Hanagaku Mastuba”

Here is another model from Tomoko Fuse’s Kusudama origami book that I love following. The name of this model is “Hanagaku Matsuba”, written as 花額松葉 in Kanji. Roughly translated, you get the words “Flower frame” and “Pine needle”, but I wonder what it could be referring to in this case?

Origami earrings collection

You may have seen that for a lot of my modular origami projects, I tend to cut smaller squares to make my units. Origami paper comes in 15cm squares usually, but I find that the finished model can be quite large, so I like cutting them into four 7.5cm squares, or even nine 5cm squares. […]

My first 3D shadowbox Pokémon TCG card – Sinistea!

Anyone who’s into any trading card game will have lots of spare cards lying around. I’ve heard some stores will take your spares but in bulk only – you have to sell a lot of cards in one go to make it worthwhile! Shadowbox TCG cards have been emerging as a great way to turn […]

Origami spring flower wreath

Wreathes are a fantastic craft to make at home as you can use just about anything as your medium. For my base I’ve used copper garden wire – it’s very soft and malleable, and it has a similar effect to branches. I looped a circle a few times, then wrapped wire around three locations – […]