Category Archives: DIY

A Little Bit Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and, in North America at least, pretty much everyone is a little bit Irish today. Since I am still not talking about my current project, here’s a DIY St. Patrick’s Day card you can make. Start … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2019

In an attempt to give you a little lead time, I am posting this year’s DIY Valentine today. The structure is a pop-up that looks impressive and complex, but is quite easy to make.

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A Paper Toy for Hallowe’en

The Paper Toy exhibition has opened in Montréal (you can see some images taken during the set-up here) and Hallowe’en is coming so, in celebration of both things, I have designed a paper toy for you to make.

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Sunday Mini Book Four

This week’s mini book —another one-page book— requires a little bit of preamble. I first met Dennis Anderson at a Tai Chi class in 1990: I had taken up Tai Chi after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Dennis joined … Continue reading

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Sunday Mini Book Three

It’s time for another mini DIY artist’s book. Today’s comes from Ginger Burrell.

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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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A Clear Midnight

It is once again time to offer a DIY artist’s book in celebration of the anniversary of this blog: four years this coming Saturday. Since July 7 is also the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, the book is star-themed. … Continue reading

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How I accidentally invented The Shrigley Binding

(with apologies to Benjamin Elbel.) I have been playing with little squares of paper again, making components for paper ‘quilts’. Some of the designs come from Tomoko Fuse, though the basic ones may be traditional. I have also played with … Continue reading

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More Paper Toys

I have continued to play with making paper toys and produced two more this week. This one’s called Feed The Troll. The object of the game is to flick small items (paper clips, candy wrappers, used chewing gum) at the … Continue reading

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How To Make A Paper Sheath For Scissors

I mentioned a while ago, when writing about my knitter’s version of a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread book, that I made a paper sheath for my little scissors. That’s the main subject of today’s post.

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