Category Archives: paper toy

An Origami Airplane and Some Other Things

One of the advantages of working on a 99 day project is that one can achieve a feeling of accomplishment early in the day, and still have plenty of time to work on other things. This week the “other things” … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different …

My fabric stash was recently increased by the purchase of a remnant from Blackbird Fabrics, a cream and black double weave with a bold pattern. It was the inspiration I needed to do some sewing for the first time in … Continue reading

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A Card for Mother’s Day but Not Necessarily A Mother’s Day Card

Since Mother’s Day is coming for many readers, here’s a card project that might be suitable for the day, but could be used for any occasion.

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How to make a Modular Tri-Hexaflexagon

As promised last week, this week’s post shows how to make a modular version of a tri-hexaflexagon like the one I made for #AreYouBookEnough_Folklorico.

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Parcels in the Mail

It has been a good couple of weeks for parcels in the mail. Both packages had been in transit for a considerable period but arrived intact. First I got my Kickstarter reward for supporting the production of Su Blackwell’s Into … Continue reading

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The Byopia Press Valentine for 2022

Although it is not yet February, I am posting this year’s valentine card early in case you wish to make it and mail it to someone in time. The structure is a hybrid flexagon.

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A Few Flexagons

It’s the time of year when some people make resolutions. Today’s first flexagon —in red below— could serve as a reminder to keep one in particular.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Sixteen and a Jacob’s Ladder

Back to accordions today, and another accordion with cuts. This time the cuts are longer and permit the creation of a Jacob’s Ladder. Here’s a picture of a decorated Chinese cardboard and ribbon version intended as a toy.

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Happy Chanukah and Almost Advent

Most of my week was spent preparing posts for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021. The theme has expanded slightly. Now it is “Simple, Occasionally Unusual, and Mostly Non-adhesive Structures for Artists’ Books”. As a teaser, here’s a picture of … Continue reading

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It’s Beeston Calendar Time Again

Every year Byopia Press sends out calendars to a select group of friends and relations. In recent years they have been illustrated with images of Beeston’s activities for the previous twelve months. (Beeston is our travelling companion. He is a … Continue reading

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