origami – me? orumad?

I truly admire origami and those who do it (origamiers? origamants? orifices?), all that tiny fiddling and folding of exquisite handmade paper with long cool fingers, the flawless creases and the simplicity of perfection and the perfection of simplicity…nope, not for me. Give me a sack of buttons, an empty coke bottle and a glue gun any day.

Except until now. I have just been nominated by the Crafty Pioneer, clearly a woman of discernment and high blogging standards, for the Liebster Award. I’m very honoured, thank you very much indeed. I am a follower of this blog but a relatively new one, so once I’d read that I’VE BEEN NOMINATED I went through a couple of Crafty’s posts again – where I spotted the nicest paper flowers I’ve ever seen. (You know where this is heading, right?) Before I knew it, I had burrowed in boxes for paper and was busily measuring out 4-inch squares… and look:

My flower!!! I know that the petals don’t match, and I didn’t have any florist’s wire to stick them onto (I substituted a chop stick, which felt appropriate) but I am still mighty pleased with myself.

Here is the flowers tutorial. I love it. I’m already trying to work out when I can fit in a trip to the Deckle Edge for more paper because, as you all know, I really needed another crafty hobby! hahahaha hahahaha

To be continued…

15 thoughts on “origami – me? orumad?

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      Thanks, Pam, but with the wealth of inspiration and help on the internet, there’s not much anyone can’t tackle these days. All the bloggers I follow are amazingly creative. You just think I’m so talented because you remember me from waitressing days, where the most creative a person could get was rearranging the sauce bottles. :-)

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      Well, my flower doesn’t do your flowers any justice, but I’m going to get more paper and do it again properly. Your tutorial really hit the spot! I was supposed to be getting ready to meet a potential buyer when I read your post, and that was it – I was driven to cut, fold and glue! I look forward to more inspiring things from you :-)


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