Kusudama “Hanagaku Mastuba”

Here is another model from Tomoko Fuse's Kusudama Origami book that I love making models from. 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". Previously the other names have been fairly descriptive, but I wonder what it could be …

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A crafty Christmas 2020 – stuck in a city flat

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 (I have to travel pretty far as well usually so I guess it's a small bonus?), and so I've set up my very first Christmas tree in the …

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Kusudama “Hanahitai Mitsuya”

The next model I attempted from “Kusudama Origami – Hanakiriko” (くす玉おりがみ – 花切子) is called "Hanahitai Mitsuya" (花額三ツ矢) and it is very similar to “Mitsuya Kiriko” (三ツ矢切子), except the square pieces are flipped around to hold a flower in them. For the internal flower, red and yellow duo-coloured paper is a good choice. Some pictures would better explain …

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