A crafty Christmas

Like many people around the world, I haven’t been able to travel for a Christmas gathering. This is the first time I’ve spent Christmas without my family, and so I’ve set up my very first Christmas tree in the corner of my home. I’ve made a lot of the ornaments myself to personalise it!

Deep box frame – origami butterflies

Hobbycraft has this blog post on ways to use a deep box frame and I got inspired to make an origami-themed frame. I used pink 7.5cm squares of paper to make Yoshizawa butterflies, and green squares to make pinwheels. I also cut them into quarters to make smaller pieces. You also need a piece of […]

Black macrame bracelet stack

The other day I noticed that I did not own any black bracelets when I looked through my accessories. I already knew how to do a square knot macrame bracelet, so I got some waxed black cord and black rattail, and started making a bracelet. When I finished it and wore it, I though my […]

Kusudama – “Sankaku tairu to kuremachisu kumi awase”

This is the Kusudama – “Sankaku tairu to kuremachisu kumi awase” (三角タイルとクレマチスの組み合わせ) model from the Kusudama Origami book. I think you can loosely translate it to a ‘triangle tile and clematis mix’ kusudama. The clematis is referring to this flower face that you can insert into the panels. It’s quite complicated to fold using smaller […]