The whole family has been sick for the last few days. What better time to sit on your butt for hours on end folding paper?
This is the first time I've done origami. I've never even made those little fortune-teller thingies that all the girls used to make in elementary school! I'm quite happy with the results, but all of the patterns (if that's the word) are very basic as a result of my inexperience. Here's a small sampler of the oodles of things I've made in the last 24 hours:
I made some ornaments out of paper balloons:
I LOVE making the cranes!
Little boxes that I'll be using this Christmas to give jewelry in:
I messed up a bit on the irises, but they're still really pretty-especially when bunched together:
My daughter wanted googly eyes and a feather tail on this one :
Bad pic, I know, but I made bunches of these tiny envelopes to tape onto Christmas gifts and put name tags in:
At first, I didn't think I should post these because I'm such a novice. But I'm hoping that maybe more people out there will draw Christmas inspiration from them like I did. I'm making them into ornaments and handing them out as extra gifts.