Wednesday, April 23, 2008

more kusudama blossoms!

origami link!
origami club

another craft i'm very interested in is CLAY FLOWERS! About a month or two ago,
The Martha Stewart Show had this showcased!

Clay Flowers! There's also a video! The product used is decoclay found here at: the madden corporation's Welcome to The Islands.

also this japanese craft, kanzashi flowers!

kanzashi garden's tutorial

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

i made this today, using post-it notes! woohoo! using the instructions here:
the peace of paper - origami flowers-kusudama flowers link via the flower is a little shabby since it is my first. it wasn't behaving as i was glueing it together and kept popping open. my main mistake was using a gluestick which wasn't holding properly. you are supposed to using paper glue, like Elmer's or something.

then, i remembered i had liquid clear glue, but the applicator was broken and had a tendency to leak. i had to pour some out on a little jar lid and use a toothpick to apply the glue. this time it worked to stay.
i'm going to attempt an entire kusudama ball.

kusudama video on instructables!

How To Fold A Japanese Paper Ball (Kusudama) - The best bloopers are here

kusudama links!
flickr kusudama origami group
google search - kusudama
british origami society
paperunlimited blog (which has been posted here before, but is more relevant now.)

speaking of flowers, this blog is soo pretty!

Monday, April 21, 2008

wah-ha?! has bitten the dust recently. a big loss somewhat to the knitting community. where have i been? o_o

well you can always find the patterns using the internet web archive or google's cached pages. ^_^ if you are a Ravelry member, like me, some patterns are posted up. The pattern authors also posted up the patterns on their own blogs or domains.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

bazaar designs - the daily design source.
baby bear shop - organic, cruelty-free bath and body products for baby and family (link via
scrapbooking industry news!
it's spring! here are some crafty things to try!

sakura paper craft@

more papercraft links (origami,etc.):

fairythreads has some crafty ideas.

kero-chan amigurumi by ournew at
twocent hooker-a crochet blog

paperunlimited - an origami and kusudama blog!

a crafty store:

music to listen to:
luminous orange web
via their myspace page.

cherry blossoms (sakura):
iStock vector image

other stuff:
video game sprite emblems:

gel pens!