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« on: November 29, 2007 09:00:21 PM »

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  Smiley :

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. Smiley

« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 10:58:21 PM »

these are all very pretty! nice paper choices Smiley

i've been doing origami since i was 9 or 10 (though by no means consistently.. and i am definitely not a pro Cheesy) and your folds are very very nice and clean and straight. and you have a good eye for paper so they all look terrific. good job!

i also love that you have uses for all of them.

we will arise from the bunkers,
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we'll leave our tracks untraceable now

[and] hear all the bombs fade away...
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 11:16:04 PM »

They are all so beautiful!  I love making cranes as well.  (only origami I can make besides a paper cup and a fortune teller)  I really like your little boxes too.  I want to learn how to make those.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007 10:45:09 AM »

luv the flowers

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007 02:01:22 PM »

Very nice for a beginner, very cleanly folded. You gonna use them on your tree? I need to make some origami ornaments myself  Tongue
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007 05:52:06 PM »

Thank you all SO much. It's so nice to get positive feedback on something that you've just started doing.  Grin

« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007 09:12:00 PM »

I really like the boxes and the balloons (two of which I don't know how to fold). Great idea to use them for ornaments!!

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 02:17:03 AM »

Love them! How about directions for the little box for jewrel and the box balloon.
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007 10:32:48 AM »

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?

hahahahaha. i really laughed out loud when i read that. especially since i've been sick and i actually attempted origami one day, didnt turn out too well. anyhoo..these are awesome!

« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2007 03:03:50 PM »

This puts me in such an origami mood! I made a ton of paper cranes two summers ago, and now I have a bunch strung up from my ceiling and sitting on window sills.

I love your creations! I'm going to look up instructions right now.
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