Handicrafts

Wow, have I been on a substantial learning curve!

But I enjoy it a great deal. Actually, my biggest problem is that I get sidetracked by new and different crafts and want to try them all, and (being a perfectionist) want it all to turn out to be fabulous! Here is what I am into right now:

Origami – I have always enjoyed doing origami. Now that I am back into it, there are amazing creations out there, some very mathematical (and complex).

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Mothers Day Flower Bouquet – Origami Flowers, Butterflies and Dragonflies
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Close up of Kusudama Flowers
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Origami Hair Clip

Kumihimo – this is the art of Japanese braiding, whereby using a disk cut with notches and cord lovely braids can be produced. A step up is to include beads to add glamour and flare. Once you have ironed out the beginners bugs it is very relaxing – I do it on trains, waiting for something, watching TV…

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Kumihimo Necklace and Bracelet – simple (Terrible Photo)

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Iris Folding – this is lovely way to make cards, and I can use scraps of my origami to make it.

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Iris Folding Heart

Lets just say that all this and my art keeps me somewhat busy!

Now I would love to see what other handiwork people are enjoying.


3 thoughts on “Handicrafts”

    1. I am impressed that you know Kumihimo, I didn’t until my mother introduced it to me a while back. i have quite a few braids done but now I need to Finish them with clasps etc. Yes, I am procrastinating

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  1. I love all of these but the Mothers Day bouquet really blows my mind. What incredible patience and know-how with color coordination. It’s stunning. I remember trying to learn and teaching the kids how to basic origami and even some of those creations were challenging! I once made a dragon and I wish I had a picture of it because I was very proud of it.

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