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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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Tanabata 2020

Every year I celebrate the anniversary of this blog on Tanabata, July 7, with a star-themed DIY project. For the sixth anniversary —and a little ahead of schedule in case you want to give it to someone on Canada Day … Continue reading

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FRAGILE, a DIY artist’s book

As promised, this week’s post features a DIY version of FRAGILE, my recent artist’s book created for the #areyoubookenough_break challenge on Instagram.

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Memory Bank

I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.

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The End of Mechanical Month

I had thought I might be finished my piece for #areyoubookenough_machine by today. I am close, but not quite there. Monday saw the beginning of a volvelle for the end of the square tube opposite the iris.

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Friday Night Flicks: How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

Tonight’s flick has been on Colossal, and has been viewed more than 230,000 times since March 3, 2020 so there’s a good chance you have already seen it. Just in case you missed it, here it is. The video shows … Continue reading

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Chinese Checkers aren’t from China

I have been working on an artist’s book for the March #areyoubookenough_hexagon challenge on Instagram. It includes a game of Chinese Checkers. In doing some research I discovered that Chinese Checkers are not Chinese at all.

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Square Sequence Scarf/Shawl

Last summer when it was too hot to knit with wool, I knit several cotton scarves using the same pattern. The lower two in the image have been blocked, but the top one has not. After some enquiries about the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Letterlocking

My Advent Calendar in 2018 began with some letterlocking folds.  Today’s flick shows an interesting diamond fold.     If you are interested in the history of letterlocking, you could watch another video this weekend that includes a bit of … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2020

It’s the beginning of February, and time for the annual Byopia Press DIY Valentine. This year’s design began with a heavily photoshopped version of a lipstick-ey kiss. The card uses an interesting mechanism that I saw on the Internet last … Continue reading

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