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Day 11

Decorating the kitchen window…

Inspired by my paper-folding and decorating of last week a viewing of the kitchen window inspired me to create this today. I do have a little obsession with these birds, just 10 folds each and here they are, and they really do flap – you hold their chest and pull the tail and the wings do a grand job of attempting flight.

Although I’ve scoured the internet I can’t find instructions for this particular bird – I learnt it from a book…but other instructions do exist for similar birds 🙂

This is the third item I’ve made since the beginning of the challenge which is now decorating my abode, and I am thoroughly enjoying seeing them. They are the very clear benefits of the #creative365 idea. Though true, if I continue this way for all 354 days remaining, I’ll not be able to get into my home!

The remainder of the afternoon will be supporting my recovery (see yesterday) with even more honey drenched lemon tea, and reading through all the lovely crafting books I own – seeking inspiration. 

Day 10

Just 10 folds and this …

Today I feel awful, truly awful – the aching joints and sensitive skin which presages at worst a bout of flu, at best a few days of feeling awful. I will not let it stop my I decided, and so a simple paper fold – a piece of wrapping paper leftover from Christmas, becomes a flapping bird. This truly is a favourite with me, which I’ve shown to countless others. Another item marked by its simplicity, but so pleasing. 

I’m going to indulge in a soothing drink, and my grandfather’s old cardi for coziness and comfort. Happy Friday one and all…

Day 2

The start of the garland

Today has been a day of indecisiveness in the creativity stakes. I wanted to start a project for a friend who is having a baby in a fortnight, but for the life of me cannot find the pattern I want anywhere! Instead I spent sometime showing my Mum how to make the flapping bird you can see in the background, so that she’s able to make them without me when she returns home tomorrow. This brought me back to remembering I wanted to learn how to make the globes I’d seen at a website called Poppytalk – so I did 🙂 They are really very simple and I think when I’ve made some more will look really effective hung as a garland somewhere in the house … that decision is a challenge for another day though!

The paper I used is some from the cupboard (I am a magpie for ‘pretty things’ which catch my eye, not always knowing how I’ll use them!) it comes from a pack of craft paper designed by Kate Knight for Dovecraft.

I like origami and it requires repetitive movements, and precision – these things meaning that you must focus all your attention and cannot think of anything else…a definite advantage I’d say!

Update: finished mini project 🙂