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A Pocket Placard

This week’s project is my contribution to the #AreYouBookEnough_Protest challenge.

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Polyhedra and Bits of Paper

Last week’s rose kusudama was a bit tricky to put together, so I continued to play with paper polyhedra this week, trying to create a “flower ball” that was easier to assemble. I believe I have succeeded. (Instructions later in … Continue reading

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A Slide-together Rose Kusudama

Both the recent projects posted here were books —The Orihime Binding with a Drumleaf Variation, Part One and Part Two, and The Language of Flowers (a little drumleaf binding). It’s time for a different sort of paper project, though still … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers

As promised a while ago, this week’s post includes the instructions for making a little book called The Language of Flowers. The text is based on a digitized copy of this book:

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The Orihime Binding with a Drumleaf Variation, Part One

The anniversary of this blog is coming up —July 7— and I post a special project every year to celebrate both this event and Tanabata. This year I am re-visiting the Orihime binding which was created for Tanabata in 2017. … Continue reading

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A Model Reversible Box with Attached Accordion Book

Time for another paper project: this one falls in the field of book arts.

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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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Making a Square Unit into a Round Object

I have been sidetracked once again. Rather than continuing with the piece I was working on last week —it will happen eventually— I started playing with a different sort of interlocking square. It can even be used to make an … Continue reading

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Not Really Very Much, But With A Cookie Recipe

It was one of those weeks where I didn’t seem to accomplish much. I did get a storage box made for the thirty-six ‘drawings’ that make up On A Clear Day. Here it is, front open, with all the drawings … Continue reading

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Euclid’s Dream: a DIY Pop-up Tunnel Book

If you love the tunnel book format but hate folding accordions, today’s model may be the structure you have been looking for. It’s a simple pop-up that eliminates the need for all but a few folds to create the book.

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