Thursday, October 8, 2009

Origami Shirt and Tie from a dollar bill

My first attempt...I was delighted to have made the tie but realized it was too long and I was unable to make sleeves but at least I was on the right track!

Some time ago I saw a photo of an origami shirt and tie...I had done several shirts with pants and even a dress but not a shirt with a tie. I looked high and low for directions but could find none. So, I was intrigued and studied the picture so I could try and figure it out. A big help was that it was done with a dollar bill so I could look at the markings for reference. So I will try and show some of the steps. If you're not familiar with origami it may seem difficult but studying the pictures should help. I will try and post the steps at a later time. It is a fun way to leave a tip. I've also made an anniversary card with the suit and a dress also made from a dollar. I was going to post the steps I took to create my shirt and tie but found a great tuturial here!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mini Teapots

Not sure why I felt compelled to make these but I know I was inspired by Mary Engelbreit. I love the cheerful upbeat looks of her designs. These were done with the clay that always stays pliable and I've had them for a few years now...but I think it could be a fun project for a little girls tea party. I used a toothpick to create some of the details.