Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Last time I hinted that I'd bought something else in the garden centre as well as the craft-a-day calendar. I hope you won't be too disappointed to learn that, yes, it's another calendar! This time it'll be teaching me origami. I hadn't intended buying another but Chickpea was particularly taken with the stag on the front so it had to come home.

It follows pretty much the same format as the kirigami in that you use the paper from the previous day to create the shape. There are some index cards too which explain basic shapes and the symbols used in the instructions.

Ah, the instructions. We're already struggling with those and we haven't got to the more complicated designs yet! Of course that might just be us and something to do with spatial awareness. Me and Chickpea puzzled over the minnow design for ages and gave up. Her boyfriend worked it out in seconds (it's the tail that's wrong in ours).

I think we'll get used to how the folding works as we gain more experience. In the meantime though, here's a few that have been completed so far.



Kabuto. A type of helmet worn by Japanese warriors.




Lonely sheepdog

Heart - it opens up to reveal a secret message!

Any favourites? The penguin and the bird are two of mine. As always I'll keep you up-to-date with progress. Enjoy the rest of your week :) xx


  1. I LOVE origami and I've done it for years. I find it very relaxing, but I never know what to do with my finished pieces. You look like you're doing very well. I like the heart.

  2. You are very good! I tried to do origami once...mine looked like a six year old had done it, and maybe not even a very BRIGHT six year old! LOL.

  3. That is so good! I LOVE the fox! I am sooooo bad at Origami unless someone is doing it in front of me!!!

  4. I came up with the Lonely Sheepdog. Glad you liked it.