Saturday, February 21, 2009

Life in a small town

Ice-skating after school.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kusudama Tutorial

I enjoy giving these as gifts, and several people have asked how I make them. I originally saw them on the Folding Trees website, and here is the tutorial for the kusudama balls. I use traditional origami or chiyogami papers, but, with some help from my daughter, I am in the process of making a ball from paper recycled from security envelopes (the kind your bank might use). I will post a picture when it is completed.

Thank you FT for your great tutorials and this photo.

Monday, February 2, 2009

And the Winner is...

...Laura. She said,
"Purple, green, blue
And I would hang it in my bedroom. Those are gorgeous!!"

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Becky Home-Ecky

That's what my husband likes to call me sometimes. But I don't mind, and I don't think he minded much either when I made him these cupcakes for his birthday.

I was inspired by the designs in the book "Hello, Cupcake". You can check out their designs at their website.