It's a part of who I am...

Creating heirloom pieces at present - leaving my footprint behind, and perhaps a little something extra for my loved ones in the future

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pumpkin Papercraft

Just as the school season gets underway, I'm preparing for the fall season. This paper pumpkin requires only twelve small strips of paper, two brads, and two leaf cut outs. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mini origami candy box

Here's a tutorial on how to create a mini candy box using one sheet of origami paper. This "jester" box is great to hold candy, perfect for birthday parties, or to use as a quick fix for office supplies like tacs or paper clips.....personally though, it holds my skittles.....:)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Simple Origami Butterfly

Just wanted to say that I am not the original author of this butterfly module; however, I wanted to show everyone how easy it is to create. This origami butterfly would look great sitting on top of a present instead of a traditional bow, or would add a touch of whimsy to the top of a wine bottle to be gifted to that special friend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's Not a Tomato!

Pincushions....they're not just a tomato anymore! With crafting on the rise of ultimate trendiness amongst people young and old, even the tools used to create the latest and greatest have a new look.
I've embroidered a poppy by hand onto aida cloth, and backed it with purple felt as a stand alone pincushion; however, today, pincushions are being fashioned into wearable "hands-free" wristlets, as rings, and thereby taking an old favourite and revamping it to a new level of usefulness. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's Hooterific!

....My plushie owl that is....just had to get that off my chest! :)
But really, I was getting a little bored framing my cross-stitch....aren't you? So by using a pattern that I found in a crafty magazine, I was inspired and delighted to make this plushie owl that I have since placed in my painted, origami cherry-blossom tree that my music students love.

I love little creatures...don't you?