Category Archives: Origami

New on Folksy!

Finally! After taking a gazillion photos and agonising over my product descriptions, I have managed to get my first lot of stock up on Folky. Check it out here. Etsy to follow very soon… unfortunately my camera battery has run out and I’ve lost the charger!!

Also posted in Craft, Notebooks, Paper, Stationery | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Oh My, Origami! New year, new makes

So far this year I’ve been trying out lots of new origami! Here are just a few samples of what I’ve been making:    

Also posted in Craft, Paper | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Paper Flower Workshop: test run

  Over the Festive season, tucked in between Christmas and New Year, I ran my very first workshop. It was just a small group at a friend’s house and I knew everyone there, so I figured it would be a good way to test things out. Check out my team of paper folders 🙂 : […]

Also posted in Craft, Paper, Tutorial | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Festive Craft Stall: Northants Christmas Sparkle Fair

Sunday’s Christmas fair at the Benham Sports Arena was really fun and festive! Lots of different stalls and music throughout the day. Here are a few pictures of the stall and my handmade goodies. The first one was taken early on… I’d only just got my coffee!                

Also posted in Craft, Craft fairs, Notebooks, Paper | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Northampton Christmas Sparkle Fair

This fabulous event is ticket only and y’all will want to book up and get the date in your diaries, I’m sure. Yes, it’s the Northampton Christmas Sparkle Fair and it’s only just over 3 weeks away! There are going to be loads of fabulous stalls there, music, food, festivities… and of course handmade goodies […]

Also posted in Craft, Craft fairs, Notebooks, Paper | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Origami paper wedding bouquets

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my progress on the handmade goodies I’ve been working on for my friend’s wedding. I’ve lost count of the number of kusudama flowers I’ve made, but it’s well over 100! Things are nearly finished, though; buttonholes are all done and delivered, bouquets so very near. At the weekend I fully […]

Also posted in Craft, Paper | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Origami kusudama flowers

These beautiful flowers are quite simple to make – a little time-consuming but well worth the effort. I’ve made a couple before, just because they’re so pretty, but a good friend of mine recently got engaged (whoop!) and wants a lot of things to be handmade, so I have been enlisted to help out! I’ll be […]

Also posted in Craft, Paper | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Giant origami – first attempt!

Following on from last week’s post on origami and art (yes! I actually followed up :D) I decided to have a go at some larger origami models. I have a few old rolls of wall paper which I thought would be ideal for this, as the paper is thick and sturdy; note for future reference […]

Also posted in Craft, Paper | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Weekly Inspiration – Origami as Art

It is said that origami (from the Japanese ‘ori’ (folding) and ‘kami’ (paper)) is the art of folding paper. Without getting too philosophical, does that make all origami art?! Well, no, but some of it certainly ticks that box. Personally I like making things that either look pretty or are functional (flowers, hearts, boxes – […]

Also posted in Art, Craft, Inspiration, Paper | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Handmade Christmas stock – mini book necklaces & gift tags

With just less than a month to go until Christmas, things are getting busy in The Craft Fantastic workshop! Ok, it’s just me in my living room. Still, I have been quite busy planning and making things for the festive season. Over in my Folksy shop you’ll find some lovely handmade gifts and original tags […]

Also posted in Craft, Notebooks, Paper | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment