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Today Bloke is...erm...*whispers* 49, we don't really do parties, but there is a rather epic chocolate cake for later, and pizza, and egg 'n' mayo sandwiches, as Bloke himself would say, "yes, but not all on the same plate"!! I found you an origami cake, I'm sure you could make it for real, I only… Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!


Birthday paper vase

I don't keep a lot of my origami stuff, but here's one little item that's stayed around for a while. It's a vase made from folding instructions at origami-instructions.com. You start off by creasing a square into thirds. You have to be careful when raising the finished piece, but this one, made from some old… Continue reading Birthday paper vase


The drunken swan

I can't spend forever making origami cranes, I decided. I need to branch out and do siomething different. And what did I plump for but this--an origami swan. 'Twas a decision fraught with difficulty. My first attempt, following the instructions in Eric Kenneway's classic, Complete Origami, resulted in a swan that looked more drunk than… Continue reading The drunken swan


Paper spider

Here's my first attempt at an origami spider. Strictly speaking, it's a kirigami spider, because it involves not just folding but a few simple cuts to the paper too. If you don't make the cuts, you'll end up with a spider that only has four legs. In other words, you won't be able to make… Continue reading Paper spider