Kusudama – “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Bara Kasane”

This is the “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Bara Kasane” (切り込み切子 灯篭 – バラ重ね) model from the Kusudama Origami book. This model has a different faceted face which I like a little more than my previous but very similar “Kirikomi Kiriko Tourou – Hana Suisha” model. I used pink floral patterned paper and decorated it with […]

Rosebud and calyx kusudama

I’m part of a group on Facebook called “Origami Kids” (the group is open so anyone can view it) where people post their creations and/or tutorials on a regular basis. Quite a while ago, I came across a post about a rosebud and calyx tutorial (the tutorial creator and the person who designed the model can […]

Felt cupcakes kit

People who know me in real life know that I love cakes, especially cupcakes. (On a related note, I might start uploading my cake designs too, when I get more.) On a trip to Hobbycraft in Solihull, I picked up this “Felt cupcakes and cakes” kit. It supposedly has all the materials you need plus […]

Red and pink Sato rose bouquet

For the past month or so, I’ve been learning the art form of the Naomiki Sato rose. No kidding! It’s a very difficult flower to make. Photo tutorials never did it for me, but I finally came across this video (part 1) which shows how to make a rose with as few creases as possible; it’s […]