Saturday, 15 February 2014

Style it Saturday with Origami Girl UK

Today I'm going to use my blog to talk about my own products!  I've created a range of wedding products and I'd love your comments on what you think works and what I can improve.  I really love the idea that I will be creating something unique and special to the couple getting married.  Mainly I will be creating items for them tailored to their colour theme etc but I thought a beautiful ready made range might be good for people to pick and mix from - what do you think?

I started with the paper choice which is a really pretty dainty floral pattern:

Such a pretty paper!

Then I started with the most important part - the Bride's bouquet!  I really like the idea that you can keep it forever.  I made it from origami lily flowers, some with smaller pink flowers inserted into them and some with really pretty pink gems to catch the light!

View from above - you can see the gems and inserts.

You can see the velvet handle.

Then I thought about the bridesmaids and made a ball they can hang from their wrists out of a mixture of the floral paper and the pretty raspberry paper I have chosen as the accent colour in the range.  Instead of inserts all the flowers are the same size.  I wanted it to compliment the brides bouquet rather than match it.

Then I thought about the Groom and his men and came up with a button hole that compliments the bridal bouquet but it unique to the Groom.

Next was the reception and I created some products for the tables:

Also useful as cake toppers!  Larger size useful for chair and pew decorations.

Placecards using the same flowers as the Bridal Bouquet.

Pretty tealight holders for the evening.

Favour boxes.
So that is the range - all feedback gratefully received!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Make it Monday with Origami Girl UK

As it's coming up to Valentine's Day I thought our 'make' today should be something you can give your loved one.  It's a lovely little heart message card.  As always, let me see your finished result -

Monday, 16 December 2013

Make it Monday with Origami Girl UK

I wanted to post something useful for you today.  These days a lot of people ask for money or a voucher for Christmas, which is great because they can get exactly what they want, but it doesn't feel very personal.  Here is a great way to make it unique to you:

It is a really nice envelope you can fold around the money or voucher.  You can use any paper you want, bearing in mind that you will see both sides in the finished envelope.

Have fun!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thoughtful Thursday with Origami Girl UK

I wanted to follow up on my post about Sadako and the 100 cranes.  If the story touched you there are charities out there that you can help:

Cranes for Cancer is Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. You can help by: 1) Donating money for supplies 2) Donating origami paper 3) FOLDING CRANES. If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes you can add their name to the list..

The 'Folding Together' project brings together Israeli and Palestinian children from the Jerusalem area, to make origami.

The British Origami Society is actually a charity.  You can join to support the art of paper folding.  One of their projects is creating instructions for the visually impaired who can't use the traditional diagrams.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Weird Wednesday with Origami Girl UK

A quick one today - small but perfectly formed I hope!

Towel Origami is a legitimate form of origami and it must be a lovely touch to find a beautiful sculpture in your hotel room:

BUT ......

If you want to give it a go there are books you can find:

Have fun!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Make it Monday with Origami Girl UK

Today I thought we could cover modular origami.  Every model so far has been made from a single piece of paper.  This model will be made from a few units joined together.  Modular origami is how I make my kusudama and sonobe ball decorations:


Today's model is a bit less involved than these and is perfect for Christmas!

A lovely Pointsettia!  Here is the diagram - happy folding!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Style for Style it Saturday with Origami Girl UK

I thought that I would inspire you today for your Christmas decorating.  It is after all the season!

In a previous post I talked about decorating the Christmas tree with origami but I couldn't resist adding this picture to this post!

These are some of the Christmas decorations I've been making to sell at craft fairs:

You can see that I'm a sucker for the traditional red and green!

Christmas is also the time for entertaining.  How about these little Santa's for Christmas dinner party place names:

So many lovely ways to use origami for the Christmas table:

And as other decorations:

There are some beautiful tissue paper snowflakes to make too:

For the more traditional among you - here is a beautiful nativity set:

Inspiring!  I'm off to try my hand at a beautiful snowflake!