In Love with Tomoko Fuse Boxes

I’ve made some delightful Tomoko Fuse boxes in the past few days, and this afternoon on the train to London.

The models are from her book in 2007, Origami of Wrapping and Boxes.

The book covers boxes (square, triangular), and gifts including envelopes, pouches, and decorations.

These are the boxes that I folded, with a few varieties on the lids.

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An Origami card inspired by Rio 2016 Olympics

Ten days ago, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling, dubbed “The Flying Fish”, won the first ever Olymic gold medal for Singapore.

The 21-year-old Singaporean defeated his childhood idol, American Michael Phelps, in the 100m butterfly swimming race, also setting an Olympic record time of 50.39 seconds.

Most of my family are in Singapore, so I made these origami to celebrate with them.

The national flag of Singapore, and 3 fish. Folded by Janet Williams.
The national flag of Singapore, and 3 fish on a card.

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Origami Party Dress in Minigami

This is my favourite origami party dress. The creator is Alison Reisel from the USA.

I learnt how to fold this dress from Minigami, by Gay Merrill Gross.

Minigami book by Gay Merrill Gross

Minigami is a delightful book, which contains beautiful mini origami projects for cards, gifts, and decorations. Origami Resource Centre has a page dedicated to Minigami.

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Review: Origami Rings and Wreaths by Tomoko Fuse

If you love making rings and wreaths, Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Rings and Wreaths is a good resource.

This origami book shows you a kaleidoscope of 28 decorative origami creations by Tomoko Fuse.

Tomoko Fuse Origami Rings and Wreaths

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Review: Zen Origami by Maria Sinayskaya

Today I’m going to show you my new favourite origami book.

Maria Sinayskaya’s first book, Zen Origami, is an absolute delight. The book features 20 modular forms. The book comes with a slipcase, and the box contains 400 sheets of beautiful origami paper (all 7.5cm x 7.5cm).

Zen Origami book by Maria Sinayskaya
Zen Origami book by Maria Sinayskaya

I like the whole design of the book. It was sealed so you couldn’t browse it in the shop. When I got home I was impressed by the presentation of the book, and is pleased with the care dedicated for this creative origami book.

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Spark joy with Origami

I am an origami enthusiast.

I love sharing delightful origami with friends and family.

In this new site, I would like to share some origami that I’ve made to connect with you.

Origami sparks joy in my life. It brings calmness and enjoyment. Turning papers into objects is magical. You might also achieve meditative moments through folding papers.

Today I spent a relaxing afternoon folding 12 cranes (Orizuru).

12 Origami cranes (orizuru) folded by Janet Williams, England. Folded using stunning printed origami papers. The 12 designs feature 12 themes: January Pine; February Plum, March Cherry Blossom; April Wisteria; May Iris; June Peony; July Bush Clover; August Japanese Pampas Grass; September Chrysanthemum; October Maple; November Willow; December Paulownia. Continue reading Spark joy with Origami