Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
This is a electra kusudama origami, inside it there is a tsuru... this is quite easy to make and I really liked the final result...
I had bought a kit for this sakura kusudama long time ago, but it was to difficult to understand the instructions at that time.. This week I decided to give it a try again, and that was the result...
it has 13 cm diameter, so i dont really know exactly what i can do with that...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This thing is quite addictive!! This is my last work... the first one is small and the second one is medium size.
The second one is my own design, a Maiko (geisha apprentice) in front of Toji temple in Kyoto ( a place that will be always in my heart!)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Today I started a craft which is called "くるみ絵". I'm not sure Im doing it right, but I liked the result...
Basically what I did was copy the picture and after that cut the pieces and paste... quite easy, huh? (the paper in the back is a shikishi and for the kimono origami paper).
I wish I had drawing abilities so I could do my own pattern, but for now I ll be using the ones I found in the book (やさしいくるみ絵 by 沖原とし子 植田 みよ子）.
The book has many patterns.. so I ll have a lot to play with ;p
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I liked so much the result that I made two more bags (luckly my brother didnt fit in many of his shorts... hihihi). And I gave as a bday present, one to my cousin and the other one to my friend Priscila. I didnt take photos :(
I must say that now I am more confortable with the sewing machine, but I still struggle a little bit so the final result is not so professional... But I am proud of my bags... ;p
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This year while I was organizing my fabrics I found the 3 bags I had started and never finished, as I was much more familiar with the sew machine I tried to fix the mistakes and see what I could save... so.. here are the bags.
well... didnt turn so bad afterall but in this photos you can't really see how it really looks... anyways, better than I would expect!!!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I must say that I wasnt good at taking care of plants, I have "killed" some before. But I guess now I am more responsible or either have too much time in my hands! hihihi
Saturday, January 26, 2008
As valentines day is coming ... (though in brazil is only in june) I posted in crafster a kirigami card I had for years... thought I posted in here as well...
I bought the card back in 1992, I gave that away... but made a diagram one paper for me... other day I was putting my craft stuff in order and found it...
|diagram I made for my self from the card I bought|
|tools needed to make the card|
Monday, January 21, 2008
This is a variation of Kawasaki's rose, I checked some of the diagrams over the internet and some videos on youtube, I found this one where a kid was making the rose... and I thought, if a ten years old can do it why can't I?
I won't lie saying that it was easy to make the rose cause it was quite hard for me to follow his direction, but when I was almost giving up I came across with this japanese website, which is the easiest one I found to follow (I might say that I was relieved cause my pride would not let me give up! ;p)
It is amazing how a piece of paper can become such a beautiful rose, don't you think?
The book where you can find the "real" Kawasaki's rose is 折り紙夢WORLD 花と動物編 by 川崎 敏和.
I haven't tried the one in the book, but maybe one day when I feel more prepared... for now I'm happy with the one I'm making...
I also bought some to give to my friends, but I thought that I could make one for myself, as I had some nice japanese fabric at home and did not know what to do with them...
2 - paper card 7 x 10.5 cm
4 - rubber band (not sure how it is called) 11 cm
I sewed the rubber bands to the paper card as you can see in the photo, I left a space of 2cm from the top and 1 cm from the side, and the same for the bottom part 2 cm and 1 cm.
for the fabric you'll need the follow dimensions +1.5 cm for each side
2 rectangle 7 x 2.5 cm
2 rectangle 7 x 7.5 cm
2 rectangle 7 x 10.75 cm
for inlining you ll need:
2 rectangle 7 x 2.5 cm 2 rectangle 7 x 7.5 cm
2 rectangle 7 x 10.75 cm
4 rectangle 7 x 16.5 cm fold it 9cm up and 7.5 cm down
I do hope that the photos can explain the how to make, cause my lack of ability with the words makes it hard for me to explain step by step.
I also noticed that I should have taken more photos and I promisse that if I ever do another wallet I will take those photos, but for now I dont think I will as I still have the burn marks on my hand not only from the hot glue but also from the ironing....
No, no it is not difficult to make one, is only that I am not really good at doing this craft things, though I really love it! And believe when I say that if I can do it, anyone else can do it too!!!
My new addiction is ORIGAMI, but there is many other crafts that I love to do...
I am not really an artist and poor at new ideas, so I check the internet to see what is interesting, usually I have a look at http://www.craftster.org/, many of the users also post tutorials and it makes a lot more easier for me :)
I also decided to post some of the things I made, as I feel that I m only "taking" and not "giving" anything...
I will post my works and whenever is possible "how to..." or at least the link so you can check it.
Hope you have fun... as I much as me!
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