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Topic: First Post of Many ;) Turtles, Stars, Cranes, Hearts and Flowers; Oh my!  (Read 4500 times)
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« on: March 08, 2007 08:39:33 PM »

This is going to be post number 1 in a series of Buddha knows how many as I show off the origami skills I inherited from my mom (i'm making posts of her work also).  Most of the things I will be posting are either A) on my desk/my mom's desk; B) boxed up (we move on quickly and need the room) or; C) hanging in the house somewhere.

Installment Number 1: Turtles, Stars, Cranes, Hearts and Flowers; Oh my!



[ - gigantic jar of paper cranes - ]



[ - star jar full of pastel stars with a little turtle on top of the cork -]



[ - jar full of silver wrapping paper stars.  These are actually relatively big compared to my other stars - ]



[ - "aquarium" of paper turtles.  I'm still working on filling this! - ]



[ - close up - ]



[ - traditional paper turtle - ]


[ - my version - ]



[ - the biggest star i've ever made - ]



[ - belated Valentine's Day origami.  I folded about 60 of these and gave them away to my friends at work.  This is the closed version... - ]



[ - and the open version!  This is the back view, where I wrote Happy Valentine's Day on each one >< - ]



[ - the version I made my best friend and her sister, both of who are my friends.  The frontal shot... - ]



[ - and the back!  Where I again wrote Happy Valentine's Day but with their names (Christie is my best friend) - ]

Thanks for looking Craftsters, and I hope to get another post up soon!  Next time, it's going to be Mini Mobiles; Stars, Cranes, Flowers, and Beads; Oh my!

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007 08:43:48 PM »

nice work!  I'm always in admiration of people who can make things like this.  my sister taught me how to make little stars, but...I'm not really...a paper person.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007 09:18:34 AM »

you must have lots of patience!
do you have a tut or link to make the paper turtle??
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007 08:40:39 PM »

I second the request for a turtle tut.  I know stars and cranes.  On the wrapping paper stars what size did you cut the strips?  I've no idea the length by width ratio.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007 11:26:09 PM »

I second the request for a turtle tut.  I know stars and cranes.  On the wrapping paper stars what size did you cut the strips?  I've no idea the length by width ratio.

thruthfully, I had no idea how long/wide that strip was!  It was left over from when I was wrapping a birthday present.  So rather then throw it out, I decided to make a star. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007 11:54:36 PM »

you must have lots of patience!
do you have a tut or link to make the paper turtle??

I did a search for a pre-made tutorial on how to fold a turtle, but I haven't found anything viable.  The ones i've found are either A) completely words with no pictures (and I couldn't make head or tails of it) or B) ridiculously complicated.  I found that with more folding, i've found that prefolding alot of the steps will result in a much more clean and streamlined turtle.  So right now i'm working on a picture tutorial for how to fold them.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2007 05:48:02 PM »

these are so cute
and the small stars look like candy, i want to eaat them =]
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007 07:07:51 PM »

these are so cute
and the small stars look like candy, i want to eaat them =]

haha!  You're not the only one!  My friend tried to eat one when I showed them to her because she thought they looked like little candies!
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2007 07:11:54 PM »

I LOVE  how the pastel stars look in the jar. Its like Lucky Charm marshmellows. Beautiful work. The turtle is adorable.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007 04:07:33 PM »



i'm curious. how big is your biggest star?  Wink
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