I don`t know how things are at your side of the canal, but here in London I am desperately waiting for spring!!! So far, nature out here is still pretty gray. But my second project for the market at Frau Gerolds Garden brings some color :-)
When thinking about projects, I wanted to make some pretty things for adults, but also some fun things for children. These little origami frogs in their box make an easy to take along game. They are folded to be able to jump up to two meter :-)
You don’t believe me? Well, then fold some yourself (detailed instructions here) or come by our stand at the 27th of June and participate in a jumping competition :-)
Happy spring to everybody and get well soon Ale!!!
Merry Christmas also from me!!!
As always, I have been busy with traveling till the last minute. My train ride from London to Edinburgh was perfect to prepare some instructions for the origami from my last post. Here you go…
1. start from a square, fold it corner to corner to become a triangle and two corners to two corners to look like a rectangle
2. unfold it and create a diamond square that opens on one side
3. on the closed side fold the corners inwards on both sides that it becomes a dragon shape
4. cut the little triangles on the open side off
5. reorder the paper that the triangle has an open and a closed side again
6. on the open end fold all corners inwards that it becomes a diamond shape again (it should be eight corners you have to fold inwards.
7. unfold the whole structure and start forming the paper to become one part of your origami diamond later
8. create two of those and join them together with glue.
If anything is unclear, a more detailed instruction can be found here.
I really like those, as they can be used hanging or lying.
By choosing special colors, you can make them look christmassy. Otherwise, I think they just look happy and colorful.
Thus, carry on celebrating happy and colorful Christmas!
As announced in my last post, I made some Antje-Christmas-Button-Cookies :-)
I find them prity cool, especialy since my last name «Knopf» means button in German. I think I will make a Christmas tradition out of these and will send some sweet buttons to my friends now every year. Also they are so easy to make….
In fact I am traveling this week, thus I baked those while staying at a friends place. All you need is some ready made cookie dough (I took gingerbread cookie dough; of course you can also make your own dough), two plastic caps of different size and a chopstic. Cut out circles, add four little holes and back. Done!
A happy sweet-button-pre-christmas-time!
After the Christmas decoration last week, some Christmas cookies this week. This cold and grumpy weather outside really makes me longing for coziness, snugness and the sweet smell of cookies.
I tried some black and white squirrel honey-cookies
and some simple star shaped sugar-cookies
. I varied the sugar-cookie recipe a bit by mixing an additional banana in, which turned out really nice.
Most fun is of course the decoration…
I think before Christmas I also want to try some button-cookies as my last name is button :-) I guess they would make nice little gifts for my friends. Lets see when I will find time.
Bring some snugness into your home by experimenting with some cookie recipes!