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« Reply #340 on: June 09, 2006 10:45:39 PM »

Actually I have not started yet, but now that I have some origami paper, I will see how many I can fold this weekend.  Maybe I can use up all the paper from princessblueberry's package and deliver them by Father's Day.  Eegads, how does one wrangle that many cranes??  I suppose I will string them up like the ones I saw at the September 11th memorial in NYC.  Anyone have any other ideas for displaying a gazillion paper birds in an orderly fashion?

I decided to make cranes for Dad after reading an article about a woman who made cranes for several of her friends who had cancer.  Now she makes incredibly elaborate cranes, encrusted with jewels or sequins, and sells them, giving part of the profit to charities.  Pretty cool idea, I thought.
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« Reply #341 on: June 10, 2006 06:34:26 AM »

WOW onthinice--awesome package from princessbluberry!

What a lovely thing for you to be doing with the origami paper!!

I saw a display where the woman stringed all the cranes in one long string and then draped it around some tree branches that she has nailed to a stand--it looked like a gorgeous Christmas tree of paper!!

My mother folded up paper cranes made of $1 bills for my last birthday!! And, uh, believe me, there were a lot of cranes!! ha ha

You better get folding--Father's Day is coming soon!!

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« Reply #342 on: June 10, 2006 07:23:15 AM »

There was an episode of ER where a boy who was sick folded 1000 paper cranes.  They ended up throwing them into the river to watch them float away.  I think the episode was called, coincidentally, 1000 Paper Cranes. 

I agree that stringing them together would look really cool.  Perhaps your father could hang them about his room or office to brighten his days. 
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« Reply #343 on: June 10, 2006 07:57:09 AM »

That zipper bag is great!

I think I need more information - like how to make one - anyone know a link for that - I've looked but can't find anything but would love instructions  Grin
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« Reply #344 on: June 10, 2006 08:07:40 AM »

That zipper bag is great!

I think I need more information - like how to make one - anyone know a link for that - I've looked but can't find anything but would love instructions  Grin
I closely examined the one I bought at the Smithsonian (I should have kept my eyes on the road), and it actually looks like it wouldn't be that hard for someone with a sewing machine & the matching skills.  They just sewed the zippers together to make a fabric, and then sewed up the sides on the inside.  The one I bought has the edges of the zippers turned in and sewn on the inside of the pouch, and the one heart-on made has visible stitches on the outside (she overlapped one piece over another to make a flatter piece of "fabric").  Since all the zippers actually open, it wouldn't be hard to unzip another to turn the whole thing inside out and sew the last zipper seam.  Does that make any sense at all, or is this just the mad rambling of a person who doesn't sew?

I love these things.  Thanks again, heart-on, for making my hours-long dream of another all-zipper pouch come true!   Wink
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« Reply #345 on: June 10, 2006 08:15:57 AM »

That makes total sense!  I wasn't sure if the zippers were sewn onto another fabric or if they were the fabric.  Now I know and I am going to try one.

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« Reply #346 on: June 10, 2006 05:52:52 PM »

please adjust your monitors, because the cutemess of my sea turtle stuffie from aeronberry may shock and delight you!


meet mona!  the most adorable stuffed animal i have ever met! 


here you can see the straps that hold on her shell as she swims around my apartment!


she met calypso (named after the sea turtle at the baltimore aquarium) and they were both delighted to know they arent the only sea turtle in this crazy place!


and one last picture because the detail on the shell is so colorful and amazing!  she really fits my style perfectly!  she is in my lap right now!  (she waved her flipper)

so yes, aeronberry is amazing and talented.  she also sent a cute little note and a fabric oragami sea turtle that is on my bulletin board.  thank you again and again!!!
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« Reply #347 on: June 10, 2006 08:05:10 PM »

OMG--the cuteness is almost too much to bear!! I love the colors and the stitiching is amazing!! Such details!  aeronberry, yo are going to see this cutie on everyone's wistlist!!

I nearly missed the zipper purse made by hearton!  What a clever idea!!  Thanks bigmouth for the explanation of how it was made--might have to give this a try!!!

devilninny--I just remembered that I forgot to mail you the book I had for you!!  Sorry--I was so busy mailing out everything else!! Monday, I promise!! Kiss
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« Reply #348 on: June 10, 2006 08:08:04 PM »

ohhh more surprises to wait for!  thanks alwaysinyroom!!!   Grin
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« Reply #349 on: June 11, 2006 01:14:10 AM »

I received a wonderful package from princessblueberry.  She sent me nine ATC's (!) and 39 pages of origami paper  Shocked

I try to make ATCs in sets so that I have them for personal swaps, so I gave ya one from every set I still had an extra of  Cheesy


reads:
Winter in my heart is. . .
     a good book and warm fire. . .
     catching snowflakes on my toungue. . .
     nakid snow angels after the sauna. . .
     and snow in my shoe. . .
(c)8/23/03 J. Darling writen for a winter deco made 20 due to original poetry. . .
And that would be a nakid snow angel. . .not a falace like my Grandpa thaught it was  Shocked



looks similar to this ATC and has the 1st paragraph of this poem:

Alaskan nights

As the chilly Alaskan nights
Displayed their aurora lights
We drifted higher and higher
Towards our mother's desire.

A land filled with trees,
Smiles, campfires and a cool breeze.
A land where you could touch the stars
A land that was ours

(c) 4/16/04 J Darling Morphis


And there was one of these. . .but I don't remember which one:




so her's would be the upper left one. . .these ones are my favorite too  Grin
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