Kusudama “Nejire Shikaku Mado”

Next from Tomoko Fuse’s Kusudama Origami book. I did something different this time. Since my last one was so fiddly, I opted to use full-size (15cm) paper this time. I didn’t realise that I wouldn’t need it for this one. This model is called “Nejire Shikaku Mado” (ねじれ四角窓 – Twisted Square Window). A square frame […]

Kusudama “Kirikomi Kiriko – Suisha”

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 […]

Flower-patterned kusudama bouquet

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.

Quilled Valentine’s Day card

Have you ever heard of quilling? It’s the art of rolling paper up into circles and gluing them down to make pictures. I was intrigued by the concept and bought a starter kit from Hobbycraft. It is called the Beginner’s Quilling Kit by Quilled Creations. It contains quilling paper, three tools, a glue stick, a […]