Posts Tagged: origami

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Thing-a-Day 27: Origami Dragonfly

  Just a quick bit of origami for day 27. I promise to create something more detailed this evening for my final Thing-a-Day of 2014.

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Thing-a-Day 27: Origami Dragonfly

  Just a quick bit of origami for day 27. I promise to create something more detailed this evening for my final Thing-a-Day of 2014.

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Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

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Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

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Thing-a-Day 13: Origami ‘Shining Alice’

Is it a star? Is it a flower? I’ve no idea but it’s called a ‘Shining Alice’ and it’s something new that I learned how to make yesterday. 

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Thing-a-Day 13: Origami ‘Shining Alice’

Is it a star? Is it a flower? I’ve no idea but it’s called a ‘Shining Alice’ and it’s something new that I learned how to make yesterday. 

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Thing-a-Day 6: Origami Bookmarks

It’s book club tonight and that means I’ve got very little time to do anything creative. After some thought I decided to make origami bookmarks for all my book club friends

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Thing-a-Day 6: Origami Bookmarks

It’s book club tonight and that means I’ve got very little time to do anything creative. After some thought I decided to make origami bookmarks for all my book club friends

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Day 2: Attempted Origami Crane

I need to get some real origami paper.

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Day 2: Attempted Origami Crane

I need to get some real origami paper.

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Day 28 – Origami Velociraptor!

Rarrr! So, for the month, I have 16 items that were crochet, 8 origami and 4 baked goods.

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Day 28 – Origami Velociraptor!

Rarrr! So, for the month, I have 16 items that were crochet, 8 origami and 4 baked goods.

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Day 26 – Origami Turtles!

I got this wonderful paper in the assortment of paper I got the other day. It’s specifically designed for this turtle model, though it works for other things that have a center to show off.

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Day 26 – Origami Turtles!

I got this wonderful paper in the assortment of paper I got the other day. It’s specifically designed for this turtle model, though it works for other things that have a center to show off.

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Day 25 – New Origami Paper!

I got quite a lot of origami paper, so here are a bunch of different models using an assortment of the different kinds of papers.

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Day 25 – New Origami Paper!

I got quite a lot of origami paper, so here are a bunch of different models using an assortment of the different kinds of papers.

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TAD 21 & 22

Getting behind on taking photos so I combined two days. Origami box with beaded earrings.

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Getting behind on taking photos so I combined two days. Origami box with beaded earrings.

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Day 22 – Lotus Blossoms

Found a lotus blossom origami model that I like!

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Day 22 – Lotus Blossoms

Found a lotus blossom origami model that I like!

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Day 20 – One Sheet of Paper

All of these come from one 8.5X11 sheet of scrapbooking paper. The box is 8.5X8.5. That left a 2.5 inch wide strip. The three cranes out of that are 2.5X2.5. That left a strip a little under an inch wide

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Day 20 – One Sheet of Paper

All of these come from one 8.5X11 sheet of scrapbooking paper. The box is 8.5X8.5. That left a 2.5 inch wide strip. The three cranes out of that are 2.5X2.5. That left a strip a little under an inch wide

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TAD 20: 3D Origami

So, my original TAD goal this year was to do a month’s worth of baking related posts. Unfortunately meeting a friend to discuss wedding cake involved a rather large amount of red wine, so I shouldn’t be allowed near an

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TAD 20: 3D Origami

So, my original TAD goal this year was to do a month’s worth of baking related posts. Unfortunately meeting a friend to discuss wedding cake involved a rather large amount of red wine, so I shouldn’t be allowed near an

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Day 19 – More origami

There are three models here – a star box, a day lily and an iris. The paper is 2 inches square. The box of paper had been hiding and I just rediscovered it.

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Day 19 – More origami

There are three models here – a star box, a day lily and an iris. The paper is 2 inches square. The box of paper had been hiding and I just rediscovered it.

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Day 17 – Pajaritos

Just learned how to make these. They’re super easy!

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Day 17 – Pajaritos

Just learned how to make these. They’re super easy!

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Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

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Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

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Li’l Lily

                    Just a really quick origami fold for today as I have had the grandchildren here and have run out of time!!  As my youngest granddaughter is called Lily I have

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Li’l Lily

                    Just a really quick origami fold for today as I have had the grandchildren here and have run out of time!!  As my youngest granddaughter is called Lily I have

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Day 12 – Three Cranes

I also made progress on a crochet fez but I’m not getting that done today and I’ll probably post it tomorrow when it’s done. So here are some cranes – three for size comparisons on paper I use regularly. The

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Day 12 – Three Cranes

I also made progress on a crochet fez but I’m not getting that done today and I’ll probably post it tomorrow when it’s done. So here are some cranes – three for size comparisons on paper I use regularly. The

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Day 11 – Three things

Which are actually more than three. The first is a set of origami boxes. The second is a crochet heart with a swirled center, and the third is the tweaked version of the stuffed heart I’ve tried before. I like

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Day 11 – Three things

Which are actually more than three. The first is a set of origami boxes. The second is a crochet heart with a swirled center, and the third is the tweaked version of the stuffed heart I’ve tried before. I like

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Day 9: Origami Business Card Frog

Almost all business cards I receive end up folded into frogs. If I’m bored, they might even get coloured green.

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Day 9: Origami Business Card Frog

Almost all business cards I receive end up folded into frogs. If I’m bored, they might even get coloured green.

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Day 9 – Two Purple Hearts & A Crane

The stuffed heart is a slightly different pattern than the one I did previously. It worked somewhat better, but I’m going to tweak it, I think. The little crochet hearts are super easy to make. The crane is on inch

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Day 9 – Two Purple Hearts & A Crane

The stuffed heart is a slightly different pattern than the one I did previously. It worked somewhat better, but I’m going to tweak it, I think. The little crochet hearts are super easy to make. The crane is on inch

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Day 7: Origami Star

Back in November of last year, I purchased 500 strips of origami star paper and I have been slowly working my way through it all. Here is one of the lucky stars that I made today!

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Day 7: Origami Star

Back in November of last year, I purchased 500 strips of origami star paper and I have been slowly working my way through it all. Here is one of the lucky stars that I made today!

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Da-fold-dil

Well it might be the first daffodil of spring around these here parts but it isn’t much to look at! I didn’t have any paper large enough  to do the flower the recommended size (10 ” square) and the smaller piece just

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Da-fold-dil

Well it might be the first daffodil of spring around these here parts but it isn’t much to look at! I didn’t have any paper large enough  to do the flower the recommended size (10 ” square) and the smaller piece just

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Day 6 – Heart & Crane

I do an origami crane a day as part of an ongoing project. I got some pics of the crochet heart by itself, but this one with the crane is the only one that turned out not blurry! The crane

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Day 6 – Heart & Crane

I do an origami crane a day as part of an ongoing project. I got some pics of the crochet heart by itself, but this one with the crane is the only one that turned out not blurry! The crane

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Tuliporigami

  I’ve got the paper craze now!! Every day I can see the daffodil shoots growing larger in my garden  so it won’t be too long before I have genuine spring flowers to enjoy – but until then I will

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Tuliporigami

  I’ve got the paper craze now!! Every day I can see the daffodil shoots growing larger in my garden  so it won’t be too long before I have genuine spring flowers to enjoy – but until then I will

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Origamililies

I remember as a small child going for a meal with my family to a posh hotel and the wonderment of the fantastically shaped and folded napkins on the table…and the weight and crispness of the starched cotton fabric… It

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Origamililies

I remember as a small child going for a meal with my family to a posh hotel and the wonderment of the fantastically shaped and folded napkins on the table…and the weight and crispness of the starched cotton fabric… It

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Day 4: Origami Bear

Another origami attempt. This one a little more successful, although rather crumpled. Will probably try the pattern again, see if I can’t get it better.

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Day 4: Origami Bear

Another origami attempt. This one a little more successful, although rather crumpled. Will probably try the pattern again, see if I can’t get it better.

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Day 29 – roundup!

So around about day 10, I killed my laptop! It took until about day 21 for me to get a replacement, and as a result my posting was a bit jumbled up. But I did make stuff every day –

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Day 29 – roundup!

So around about day 10, I killed my laptop! It took until about day 21 for me to get a replacement, and as a result my posting was a bit jumbled up. But I did make stuff every day –

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Day 21 – Sonobe Modular Origami

I made 2 modular origami polyhedra today using sonobe units. The large one is purely ornamental, but the small one is going to be filled with lavender, and become an origami drawer freshener.

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Day 21 – Sonobe Modular Origami

I made 2 modular origami polyhedra today using sonobe units. The large one is purely ornamental, but the small one is going to be filled with lavender, and become an origami drawer freshener.

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TaD 23 – Origami doll

A simple origami model for today: an origami doll

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TaD 23 – Origami doll

A simple origami model for today: an origami doll

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TaD 22 – Origami quilling rose

Quilling is another technique used with paper. It is mainly rolling stripes of paper until it has the shape we wanted. This way I managed to create a very small rose. It has only 1.5 cm in diameter. This is

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TaD 22 – Origami quilling rose

Quilling is another technique used with paper. It is mainly rolling stripes of paper until it has the shape we wanted. This way I managed to create a very small rose. It has only 1.5 cm in diameter. This is

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TaD 21 – Origami kusudama Plumeria

I’m ready for spring to come now. I almost can feel it. So I made a kusudama with flowers for the upcoming spring.

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TaD 21 – Origami kusudama Plumeria

I’m ready for spring to come now. I almost can feel it. So I made a kusudama with flowers for the upcoming spring.

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Day 17 – Origami experiments

So, shortly after Day 10, I poured a mug of hot chocolate over my laptop, and killed it. Sad but true story! A new laptop has been ordered, and in the interim I have now commandeered an emergency stop gap,

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Day 17 – Origami experiments

So, shortly after Day 10, I poured a mug of hot chocolate over my laptop, and killed it. Sad but true story! A new laptop has been ordered, and in the interim I have now commandeered an emergency stop gap,

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TaD 20 – Origami turtle

If you never saw an orange turtle here I give you the chance :) I used one piece of paper, 18×18 cm, and the turtle has aprox. 9 cm from the head to the tail.

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TaD 20 – Origami turtle

If you never saw an orange turtle here I give you the chance :) I used one piece of paper, 18×18 cm, and the turtle has aprox. 9 cm from the head to the tail.

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TaD 19 – Origami bowl

It looks like a box, but it has no lid. It’s pretty robust so I can keep candies or other small things.

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TaD 19 – Origami bowl

It looks like a box, but it has no lid. It’s pretty robust so I can keep candies or other small things.

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TaD 18 – Origami mask

The mask is so angry that became blue :)

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TaD 18 – Origami mask

The mask is so angry that became blue :)

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TaD 17 – Origami kusudama Diamond Bridge

A brand new kusudama for today. It is made from 30 pieces of paper, 7.5×3.75 cm each, no glue

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TaD 17 – Origami kusudama Diamond Bridge

A brand new kusudama for today. It is made from 30 pieces of paper, 7.5×3.75 cm each, no glue

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#16 Discretionary Funds

I folded a five pointed modular star out of my budgeted weekly money. It makes it harder to spend :)

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#16 Discretionary Funds

I folded a five pointed modular star out of my budgeted weekly money. It makes it harder to spend :)

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TaD 16 – Origami kusudama Lapeliai

Using the small roses I folded yesterday, I created a little kusudama (9 cm in diameter), called Lapeliai:

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TaD 16 – Origami kusudama Lapeliai

Using the small roses I folded yesterday, I created a little kusudama (9 cm in diameter), called Lapeliai:

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TaD 15 – Origami small roses

I folded this roses today because I plan to use them to the thing-a-day I’ll make tomorrow :) They are small, with approximately 3cm in diameter.

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TaD 15 – Origami small roses

I folded this roses today because I plan to use them to the thing-a-day I’ll make tomorrow :) They are small, with approximately 3cm in diameter.

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TaD 14 – Origami heart box

I noticed a lot of hearts today, so here I come with my version:

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TaD 14 – Origami heart box

I noticed a lot of hearts today, so here I come with my version: