Looking out the window I start to become depressive… it’s raining cats and dogs the whole day. We’re in May, dear Petrus! That’s why you get a colourful picture of our “tree” in forn of the shop (you might know this tree already: it’s our former christmas and easter tree). It’s quite versatile this tree .
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While Barbara kept an eye on the shop, I had time to visit the brother of my grandpa on Sunday. I had some Plätzchen in my luggage, Grandma gave me for him. They don’t see each other that often. The distance between Berlin and Stuttgart is simply too far for doing it more than once a year picture, that they all are 95,90 and 85 years old… So a young and dynamic girl like me sometimes does the “transport of information and goods”. It was really nice talking to the old man and for me the perfect start for the Advent Season. And then I found this great sites for Origami instructions, diagrams and tutorial videos: Happy Folding and Origami Resource Center. I want to do some window decoration and found them on my researches. I tried out a star ornament video tutorial from Sara Adams showing the making of a star ornament designed by Dennis Walker. Take a look:
Next one I want to try is: Snowflake by Joan Appel
All my craziness today is upon dachshunds. A dog breed which is often misjudged. In common minds they are known as stubborn and headstrong. But the truth is: They are patient, persistent, independent and courageous. When I believe my grandpa. He always had dachshunds more reddish ones:
(pic by fuel on fire)
and the classic one:
(pic by Arbo Moosberg)
These eyes can’t lie!
So you see, that I’m not able to be rather objective at that point. And now, our new theme “o’zapft is” starting a young, talented women from Bavarians capital Munich sent us these cuties:
She is a great Origami folder, I would say. Maybe we should do a course with her on how to fold some nice figures? If you are curious on what she´s doing else: See more of her work here.
For now I leave you to arrange the dogs in our shop-windows. Kiss!
After Easter its time to take the beautiful ceramic Easter eggs away, which were handmade by Katrin’s mum! A change of decoration is necessary that fits to our actual cherry blossom theme: we did some origami crafting and fixed some tiny origami cranes in the window.
BTW, you can also buy these origami cranes on a string at our Dawanda shop.
Last preparations are made at the Beuteltiere. My fingertips are a bit sensitive because folding all the cherry-blossoms take its toll. But now, looking at all the colourful beauties is worth it.
Thanks to Barbara my hands are embalmed by great hand-cream, so nothing can stop me from decorating the rest of our little cherry trees. I leave you with a couple of photos, take care!
And me: 5 little easter-eggs, waiting for their easter-bunny to be distributed to your beloved.
Do you remember my blog about the camera pouch? I was asking you all where the leather was from that I used for the pouch. It was an old boot. My old boots weren’t in the state to be used as boots any more, but the leather was great and very soft. That’s why I threw the boots away, cut of the bootlegs and kept them. About one or even two years later they were recycled and got their second life.
Apparently everybody is talking about origami here since my last post. (It was enormously popular. Thanks to all readers.)
That is why I worked on a “How to fold an origami crane” tutorial today. The tutorial is only available in English. You can see it by clicking on the link above or on the link in the tutorials/pattern section on the right.
I hope you all enjoy folding origami cranes. (Perhaps one day you manage to fold a koi of a dollar bills as well.) And I am very keen to see pics of your cranes. Send them!!
(potos by Barbara Marsupialia)
The dollar bill folder artist is called Won Parkand and you can see the whole extent of his dollar bill origami passion on this page.