HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!

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…

Origami Cat

Smoky has been watching Chris doing Origami and thought he’d try it with my duvet, I think all the folding was too much, sleep is a much better idea!

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…

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…

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…

Barmy origami

If origami were a person, he (yeah, it would have to be a ‘he’) would be a member of the Awkward Squad. Because it can be deiberately obtuse at times. Origami, in case you’re not familiar with it, has a number of bases, which are the starting points for most of the models you can…