Monday, 6 August 2012

Origami Dresses

Recently I decided to use up all my old card stock (I don't make cards so why do I have it?) and all my papers that were bought for inkmeup in it's early days before I had got to grips with the gocco format properly. Plus the 15 years worth of randomly collected crafting paraphernalia... which is a lot.

So last week I started making up cards using my maps and music to make origami bows and blossoms... now my attention span is that of a flea so after a week of bows and blossoms I decided I needed another challenge an went for a little trawl around Pinterest for inspiration and came across some beautiful images of origami dresses.

After several hours of interwebs research I found a pattern/ tutorial which gave the kind of dress I was imagining and I had a wee crack at it! I used this lovely Cath Kidston stationary that someone must have bought me as a present (I'm not exactly a Cath Kidston kind of a gal, have you met me? I'm more of a big boots and scarlet hair kind of a gal!)


I'm really chuffed with the results so there shall be some music paper dresses soon as well. This fab tutorial came from the lovely and talented Christy at Inklings and Yarns and it was beautifully photographed and so easy to follow.
It also gave me an excuse to crack open the bag of tiny pegs I randomly bought last week because they were cute! Now I have a lovely washing line of little dresses hanging from my pinboard! Cute as they are I reckon they will need a bit of bling before I turn them into cards... maybe some buttons and bows!
I'm really enjoying playing with paper and making cards but I have now a much increased respect for people who do it for a living as so much work goes into one little card! Although I am thinking how sweet these would look in little box frames! So far my project to use up my papers has cost me about £30 including glues and new scissors... I'm not sure I have got the hang of clearing out yet!

7 comments:

Caroline said...

Those really are amazingly cute!

Agata Balbina said...

wow, they look amazing! i've always been into cute stuff like this and origami-scrapbooking-paperdolls were once my little obsession but I had done nothing about it. Maybe I should now! I particularly like they way the third dress is made of two 'fabrics', great choice of patterns :)

Dotty said...

I love the dresses- they are so sweet! I think it would be really cool if you wore a dress like that with big boots and scarlet hair- my kind of style (if I was a wee bit braver)

FELT! by Gina said...

They look great.

Pili said...

Ooooh, those are absolutely so cute! I'm sure they're a great little bit of decor, and they'd look great in a card too!

Jennifer said...

These are so cute! I love them!

Christy said...

Aren't they fun to make? Yours turned out so cute. So glad you found inspiration from my blog. Thanks for visiting!