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3D card, tea dye and online studying

Happy Wednesday you lovely bunch!

The beginning of the week has been busy to say the least! I’ve signed up for a new course on edX: Mobile Application Experiences Part 1: From a Domain to an App Idea

I’m not doing a certificate because I’m not sure I’ll actually finish all the assignments but I’m very interested in learning how to build an app and what the whole process is. Our first assignment is to do a demographic study about a particular mobile aspect we are interested in. I decided to go with photos because I take a lot of pics for blogging and I’m interested in knowing how/why people use their phones to take pictures (if you’re interested in participating, online poll link is here).

Over last weekend I decided it was time for another try at dyeing fabric. I followed Maia’s advice for a nice brown and used some tea.


I really love how it turned out. I was very unsuccessful in getting a pink colour from raspberries and cherries though so I’ll need some more experimenting!

I also followed Vicky’s DIY idea of making a 3D birthday card, but instead of balloons, I decided to fold a few origami butterflies and to glue them on my card.


I just LOVE it! and the person receiving the card also did! I think it’s really much nicer than just buying an impersonal card and it’s also much much cheaper (cards were 6 for $2.50 from Choice and origami paper was $2.80 for 30-ish sheets from Daiso). Needless to say I’ll be making more of those in the following months!


Hope you guys had a great start to you week




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A few weeks back, I was at a conference and to be honest, some bits were really boring. But I had a great time practicing my origami skills with the Japanese professor sitting next to me!


Lotus flower made with a napkin, 2 butterflies (one decorated) and a crane. The paper was a bit thick but they turned out pretty good.

When I came back, I actually got some real origami paper and decided to make origami pendants. I’ve made a crane and a butterfly so far but I’d love to make more.


Blue origami paper, some transparent nail polish to fix my crane into place, silver metal wire and you have my first origami pendant!

What is your fave origami design?

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