Instead I am folding and cutting paper! I found this calendar at Borders today on the bargain shelf. I looked at these just before Christmas but they were $15 and I just couldn't pay that much for it. Today it was $4, so into my basket it went.
I have always enjoyed origami and have dabbled in it now and then. I find it relaxing. This is a different sort of origami as you fold then cut. There is a page for each day of the year and it looks as if they become more complicated as you go. I have no idea what I will do with these - I can see them as being useful in cards and such but I don't know if they will actually go to live in a card.
Here are scans of the five I made this evening. I did notice that later in the year, you learn to do cuts such as those used to make pop up cards. Should be interesting and I think I will enjoy it as a little something to do to wind down at the end of the day.
I did manage some sewing yesterday. I am working on a wallhanging to hold my postcards. I have about 1/3 of the top sewn so I did make a little progress.
I also experimented with layering some tissue paper on a snowflake rubbing plate, wetting it, and watching the texture transfer to the paper. I then painted over the raised area with Shiva Paintsticks. I am thinking of cutting these into small bits and sewing them onto a background for a winter postcard.
Oh! I almost forgot - I received this from Debi. Thanks Debi! This is my very first award and I feel so honored. You make my day too. I love visiting your blog and your charity quilts warm my heart every single time.
I am supposed to pass this along to five others whose blogs make my day. It is so difficult to choose just 5 as I thoroughly enjoy all of the blogs I read on a regular basis and am always delighted when my feed thingy (is so too a real technical word) tells me that someone has updated their blog with a new post. Sooooo, take a trip down my list of blogs I read (it's over there --->>>). I'll just bet several of them will make your day too!