Sunday, August 20, 2006

O is for Origami

I was at a craft store today and noticed origami paper and figured that was as good as any other "O" I might think of, so what the heck. I brought home the paper and folded a couple cranes. Don't look too close or you will see the sloppy folding job. Origami is one of those projects set aside a long time ago. I don't think I've tried origami since grade school. Instructions for the crane and a couple other small animals were included with the paper. It really is amazing the number of things you can create from a simple square of paper.

This little mask is a design I remember from a little book my mom bought me. I don't think I got the mouth quite right - but you get the idea.

I've always loved crafts that involve a great variety of color and material and paper crafts definitely have that. There are so many beautiful papers with great color and patterns, not to mention the variety of materials and textures in handmade papers. I've made paper too.

This is exactly the kind of talk that distracts me to something else and another project is set aside. So I'll end here and get back to my knitting.

7 comments:

Bezzie said...

Yeah I remember getting into origami in gradeschool too. I think Sadako and the Paper Cranes was in the Battle of the Books one year....

Love the colors in your posing of the cranes!

Mom said...

Remembering--ah it's a good thing..

Zonda said...

Great O! There sure are a lot of types and prints now for that! :)

Julie said...

ooh, pretty cranes! I love oragami, but I cannot fold a piece of paper into anything other than, well, a folded piece of paper :)

trek said...

I like origami, too. My Neatnik has a mobile in her room that is all origami. I just don't remember how I did it!

Sarah said...

Cool!

I remeber buying origami papers just for the pretty designs back in Chinatown.

But, I never actually attempted any!

Angela said...

Love origami...my son is 8 and loves to make the cranes. By the way, thanks for the online yarn resource. I really liked them. Thanks!

Ang