Saturday, March 22, 2014

It's Spring! (but only on the calendar)

It's only on the calendar, but it's Spring!

I'm so tired of looking at snow this year. We had guests the day before the Hinamatsuri, so I finally set up the hina dolls on March 2nd. It's a spring celebration in Japan, so I wanted to wait until it's little warmer. 

(Remember my hina doll set? If you want to see more pictures, I shared them on this post last year.)

The sunshine outside makes me believe spring is coming, but I'm so impatient! I've been like this since the beginning of this month. The only things that keep my mind off it is to read books and make something springy with Origami. 

Soo... Look what I was able to make today! This was not too hard to make, so I kept making them. The first one took probably 20 mins by following this instruction video, but the last 2 small ones, I made them under 10 mins. My daughters thought they looked really pretty. If you make it with fabric, you could probably make it into a hair clip or something. I might try that. 

The other one I made was this spring! (a different spring, I know, but I'll accept any springy thing that makes me feel a bit more cheerful!) The hardest part was probably pressing down the papers into the spring shape after making a whole bunch of creases... especially the third and fourth ones. It's still not perfect, and the movement is not as smooth as I thought it would be, but it looks okay. I always wanted to make this one, but now that I have, I don't think I would ever make this again. It's fun to watch the video, though. Do try, and see it for yourself! The instruction video is found here. ) 

March break is over, and I've already made an Easter-theme door wreath. C'mon, Spring! I'm ready!

P.S. If you live in a warmer area than us, I'm so jealous! You probably don't need origami flowers to cheer up your day! Enjoy the spring flowers for me today :)