As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I’ve been teaching myself origami.
I’ve just gone to look up the last post, and apparently I let an empty post publish on January 8th. I’m very ashamed. Please ignore that major blogging faux pas.
Skipping back to the post before that, on December 29th, you’ll see that I was quite focused on making ornaments. Since then I’ve done a lot of paper folding, including some rainbow wreaths…
…and some more Froebel stars…
…with some tiny lucky stars with the leftovers.
But then I had to focus on presents. I made a cute little hinged gift box to hold a teeny tiny present for my sister…
And then I made a bigger hinged gift box from the same pattern…
…to contain the Lily and the Iris I made for my mum, representing her mother Lillian and her stepmother Iris.
My next big mission was books. I had an idea of making little notebooks for some of my family/friends for Christmas, so I did some research and tried a whole bunch of different versions.
This one is teeny teeny. Here’s a picture with a lighter for size.
This next one version is one of my favourites.
That first attempt is very messy, and the paper I used for the spine is way too thick. But I love the way it came together.
And this one is the one I decided to go with. Again, the first attempt is a little messy.
I decided to go ahead with that version, and cut out and prepared the paper for three or four notebooks. Then I got distracted and never got around to it. So maybe people will be getting mini notebooks for next Christmas.