It is unbelievably hot in here, so hot I had to distract myself with a tiny bit of papercraft. Another quick play making these cute pockets inspired by a Pinterest email.
Another quick play with a random bit of paper craft dropped in my inbox by Pinterest. This time it's an origami fan with a tassel.
I'm not really sure why I make these Christmas decorations —the Swedish stars, the honeycomb bauble, and this German bell. There are only the two of us here and we've never done much in the way of decorating at Christmas. They take up precious space but I can't bring myself to throw them out; I've… Continue reading Quick play: German bell
This was another of those interesting images that caught my eye in the regular Pinterest email and so I grabbed some brown paper and glue and had a quick play. If I'd sat down and thought about it, I could have worked out how the honeycomb pom-pom was made. And reading the blog post did… Continue reading Quick play: honeycomb bauble
Helen Hiebert is a papercraft artist, and one of the things she is very good at is paper weaving. She even runs a "Weave through Winter" course which looks fascinating, but wasn't right for me this year. Back in December, though, she did a free Winter Solstice Lantern Zoom Workshop (now on YouTube) which I… Continue reading Quick play: woven paper lanterns
This was another of those things that caught my eye in the regular "we think you'll like this" Pinterest email. I was curious about the folding mechanism in the same way that pop-up cards fascinate me, though this was a lot simpler than most of the paper mechanics I see (go have a look at… Continue reading Quick play: circular folding rooms
This was another of those ideas that arrived in the Pinterest email. The stars looked really pretty and I was curious how they were made. As it turns out, it's a lot simpler than it first looks: each star is made in two parts that are then fixed together. This blog post has good instructions… Continue reading Quick play: Swedish stars