Sunday, February 7, 2010

Origami Paper Doll Bookmarks and a Braided Rim Basket! (My Crafty Resolution Update for January)

January was a great month! And, yes, I did keep up with my "Crafty Resolution" :-) Here's a bit of what I created...

I made Origami Paper Doll bookmarks. Loads of them, as once you get started the process is very addicting. (Yes, paper folding friends, I will have a tutorial posted soon!)


I also wove this amazing mini muffin basket! We had a basket weaving party at my Kumon Center, and my friends Nancy, Darlene, and Faith guided me in my efforts to make my first braided rim. Not bad for a first try, right? I love the rim and am excited to weave more baskets using this technique. By the way, this is one of Nancy's free patterns. It can be found here. Bonus: She has a video tutorial on weaving this mini muffin basket here.

On the subject of our basket weaving party... My potluck contribution was an Ambrosia Cake. It was four layers of fluffy, fruity goodness. The recipe will be posted this week. Stay tuned :-)

Hugs and blessings~

~~~Anne

18 comments:

  1. Lovely basket!!! Let me say the cake was awesome. What pretty bookmarks. I like the paper that you used.
    Nancy

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  2. I sure am looking forward to the bookmark tutorial....those are super cute! I think your basket turned out awesome! The rim looks wonderful! Wish I had been there for some of that cake...guess I'll be anxiously awaiting the recipe for that, too!
    Julie

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  3. baskets are one of my most difficult struggles - simple fat weaving already drives me nuts!

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  4. I love the bookmarks!! They came out so cute! Haven't tried the weaving yet. Hope this year I can start this new hobby...

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  5. BTW, I forgot -

    GP again from swapbot... placed link at http://snailmailsurprise.blogspot.com/ already!

    enjoy swapping!

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  6. Your orogami bookmarks are really neat! This is homekeepingheather from swap-bot, I am now following your blog.

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  7. Swapbot partner TR!LO followed you!

    www.trilo1.blogspot.com

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  8. I have always wanted to try basket weaving, but am afraid it will lead to another addiction to a different craft supply! Your muffin basket is adorable.

    This is lullabye123 from Swap-Bot. We were paired in the Be My Blog Follower swap, but I am already following you!

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  9. Hey!
    I'm AliasLotte from swapbot.
    I adore the Japanese dolls. Beautiful. :)
    x

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  10. Hello! This is Kimhoay from swapbot (and blogger) I love your creations and look forward to your future posts! Your piggys are so cute! =]

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  11. Hi! This is gypsymouse from Swap-Bot. Those bookmarks are amazing!

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  12. Hi, I'm Liz (lizziefx) from Swap-Bot. You have a great blog!! Food, creativity and funny stories, I love it!!

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  13. Will be anxiously awaiting a tutorial!!

    Sadie@ nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com

    nelliebugsdotcom from swap-bot blogger swap

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  14. I'd love to trade links.. let me know if you're interested and I'll put yours up on my blog right away. :)

    Sadie@ nelliebugs-swaps.blogspot.com

    nelliebugsdotcom from swap-bot blogger swap

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  15. I can't wait to see your tutorial for the oragami bookmarks, I am having a bookmark day on my blog soon and would love to feature those. Thanks!

    Monica
    mojo09226 on swapbot

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  16. I love these bookmarks. I lived in Japan for three years, so they bring a lot of good memories. :)

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