Playing with paper…

So yes, I’ve been quiet for ages, but I haven’t been sitting on my laurels. I’ve tried my hand at a few different crafty things, and thought I’d share a few with you, starting with paper-based stuff.

I kept seeing these lovely paper flowers around, so found instructions online on how to make them – here are a few of my efforts.

Firstly a plain paper one, with a little soppy message attached… 🙂

 

Then I thought I’d be a bit clever and make one out of fabric – it took ages and I found it very fiddly sewing all the bits together! 

  

Here’s one made from the tissue paper used to wrap a bottle of whisky:

  

And an old map:

  

And finally an old comic:

 

Remember the little message attached to the first flower? It was typed on a lovely, ancient typewriter my other half bought me for my birthday:

  
How sexy is that? Anyway, another use I’ve put it to is festive messages on teeny Christmas paper-chains:

  
And finally, here’s my first and only attempt at papercutting. I laid out the type on computer first to get the size and kerning right, then used a printout as the cutting template:

  
Who knows, maybe I’ll perfect some of these things to sell in my shop at some point in the future… 🙂

I’ll share some more exploits in my next post.

Laters! x

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