Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dots, Dots, and More Dots!

I'm in a dotty mood today!!  Here are some dotty designs in cheerful colours:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Origami Frogs

My kid brought back yet another goodie bag from some friend's birthday celebration in school.  But it was not just sweets, candy, and such..... there were some useful things in the goodie bag -- origami paper, markers!  So we made these origami frogs =)

Origami Frogs

Monday, April 22, 2013

Kusudama Flower

I LOVE the internet!!  I learnt how to make these lovely kusudama flowers from tutorials online.  Here's one on YouTube:

Here's my take on this.... using magazine paper!

Magazine paper kusodama flower

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Origami Rose

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to fold origami.  From folding the all-time favourite -- cranes, to frogs, lilies, and even a very complicated toucan.  This little girl grew up, folded fewer and fewer origami, and even forgot how to fold the toucan.  Yes, that's me!  Chanced upon a youtube video on how to fold an origami rose out of 1 piece of paper, I just had to try it out... using my kid's origami paper while he was at school :p

Here's my first attempt... not pretty.... actually, it was pretty bad...
1st attempt -- sad looking
Could I have lost my origami touch after growing up??  I just HAD to try again even though it was almost midnight:
2nd attempt -- much better!
Much better, don't you think?  But I wasn't satisfied... I would have gone on all night if not for my extremely heavy eyelids... So here's my 3rd attempt the following morning:
3rd attempt -- happy!

Do you see the difference between the 2nd and 3rd attempt? Hint: look at the folds of the petals