I have made my first foray into kanzashi flower crafting! A kanzashi is a traditional hair piece, often floral, used in Japanese hairstyles. These days, the term can refer to folded fabric flowers. Here is a handy link to the tutorial that I used. Thanks, Crafty Angels! It’s great for starters like me. I’d start […]
Trying to make a set of lilies for the house, but it’s taking a while and I keep losing focus. Here’s something on the side for now. Some kusudama flowers in a glass jar with some polished glass. I wanted to brighten up my office desk a bit. I got the paper as a gift, wires […]
The next thing I tried in my Kusudama Origami book is the “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Suisha” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – 水車) or a cut faceted waterwheel-style lantern. A bit of a mouthful, but the premise of this kusudama is that it must be cut in certain area to achieve the pinwheel design. (When making pinwheels, you […]
I did make a card for Mother’s Day as well, but I’ve decided to generalise here, as it can be used for any occasion. I wanted to practice quilling some more. Here, I made a simple flower motif by combing teardrop shapes together. Next to it is a flowerbud, which is a single teardrop with […]
I ordered this pack of patterned paper ages ago and finally decided to bring it out. On Amazon, you can find this shop called Jong Ie Nara who sell lots of origami-related things. This one I have is a collection of 40 papers with 20 different designs. They are also double-sided.