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Time for a Change

Christmas pictures on instagramIt’s time for me to take a break from this blog.  Most likely it will be a permanent one.  The truth is my heart  just isn’t in it anymore.  I think I’ve known that for a while now.  I think many of you have known that too.  So thank you for all the comments, the kind words,  the shares, the likes and everything in between.  These past eight years have been a blast!

That said, I’ll still be around on Instagram (photos above) and sharing what I’ve been up to. If you want to keep in touch on Instagram, click here.

A Visit from St NickI also started writing a web comic for fun.  It’s called Lilly the Pug and you can find it on Tumblr (click here).

Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays.

With Love,
Jessica

Printable: Origami Frankenstein Doll

Printable Frankenstein Origami DollToday’s printable is an origami Frankenstein.  And for the Mary Shelley fans, today’s printable is an origami Adam.  This Frankenstein monster was created to fold up the same way as the origami kokeshi doll.  This doll can stand on its own and be used for a decoration, bookmark, etc.

Printable Frankenstein Origami Doll 2Click here for the origami Frankenstein printable.

Kokeshi doll origami instructions

Frankenstein Origami Directions

1.  Start with print side facing down.

2.  Fold edges to the center of the paper. Flip paper over.

3.  Using the bottom of the white rectangle as a guide, fold the paper down (refer to fig. 3).

4.  Your paper should look something like fig. 4.  Fold the paper up using the bottom of the white rectangle as your guide.

5.  You should now be able to see just the face and body (no white).  Refer to fig 5.  Flip paper over.

6.  Fold flaps in and unfold.  Refer to fig 6.

7.  Begin to fold flap over to the right.  Refer to fig 7.

8.  Continue to fold until the flap meets at the center.  Refer to fig 8.

9.  Your paper should now look like fig 9.

10.  Repeat on right side.  Refer to fig 10.

11.  Skip step 11

12.  Fold left and right sides in.  Refer to fig 12.

13.  The back of your doll should look like fig 13 minus the corners folded in from step 11.  Flip the image over and you’re done.

Curious, what do you refer to the monster as: Frankenstein, Adam, or Frankenstein’s monster?

Printable: Halloween Origami Paper

Halloween Origami PaperNow that it’s October, I figure a Halloween printable is in order.  For this origami print, I made the witches on the kawaii (cute) side.  This print is perfect for folding containers to store treats.  You can also use this printable for Halloween cards and digital scrapbooking.

Click here for the printable Halloween Origami Paper.

 

Printable: Origami Kokeshi Doll

Origami Kokeshi DollEvery year I create a special post for the Japanese holiday Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day or Doll’s Day, March 3).  Usually it’s a tutorial or a round-up of crafts relating to Girls’ Day.  This year I decided to make an origami kokeshi doll for the occasion.  You can make one too with the PDF file provided below.

Origami Kokeshi Doll 3Click here for the PDF.  You’ll notice in the PDF there’s a copyright stamp on the image.  When you fold up the doll, you will not be able to see it.

Print image and cut out with scissors.

Kokeshi doll origami instructionsKokeshi Doll Instructions

1.  Start with print side facing down.

2.  Fold edges to the center of the paper. Flip paper over.

3.  Using the bottom of the white rectangle as a guide, fold the paper down (refer to fig. 3).

4.  Your paper should look something like fig. 4.  Fold the paper up using the bottom of the white rectangle as your guide.

5.  You should now be able to see just the face and body (no white).  Refer to fig 5  Flip paper over.

6.  Fold flaps in and unfold.  Refer to fig 6.

7.  Begin to fold flap over to the right.  Refer to fig 7.

8.  Continue to fold until the flap meets at the center.  Refer to fig 8.

9.  Your paper should now look like fig 9.

10.  Repeat on right side.  Refer to fig 10.

11.  Fold all four corners in.  Refer to fig 11.

12.  Fold left and right sides in.  Refer to fig 12.

13.  The back of your doll should look like fig 13.  Flip image over and you’re done.

Origami Kokeshi Doll 2You can make your doll stand up if you pull the back flaps out a little.  It takes a little finessing to get it to balance.

Printable Origami Kewpie

origami angel kewpieDo you remember Kewpie dolls?  They first started off as comic characters by Rose O’Neill.  Later on they were produced as dolls.  But when I think of them, vintage Valentine cards come to mind.

I discovered this printable origami Kewpie (pictured above) on a Japanese Kewpie site.  It would be cute as a Valentine or a gift decoration.  Click here for the printable.  After the jump scroll down for the angel Kewpie (there are lots of other themed Kewpies).   The directions are in Japanese but there are also illustrations.

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