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Paper Butterfly

Maggie gave me the book as a birthday present. {Thanks Maggie!} The butterfly was the first one I tried and even with all the mistakes I think it is so pretty. It took a half hour! I think now that I’ve done one I can do others in about ten minutes. I can’t wait to start experimenting with paper.

  1. sarasophia

    January 29, 2009

    completely AWESOME.


  2. Flora

    January 29, 2009

    Yep, this butterfly you made is lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ashlynn

    January 29, 2009

    I can't believe you just say what you want on your blog & you get it. I will tell you something I want & then you can mail it to me … deal?

  4. Maggie

    January 29, 2009

    Gorgeous. I love it.

  5. Yellowgoat

    January 29, 2009

    Now. I want this book for my birthday too. ๐Ÿ˜€

    sending the link to all my friends.

  6. Geneva

    January 29, 2009

    So you inspired me when you posted that book. It made go down to barnes and noble to buy a craft book. But I couldn’t find one that spoke to me so I went to the library the next day. And BOOM there was the book you posted about. So beautiful! Your butterfly included!

  7. Anonymous

    January 30, 2009

    What do you do with all of the designs you make? I used to have an origami-a-day calendar and stopped making things because they just kind of sat around. Any ideas?

  8. Life in the Thirty Zone

    January 30, 2009

    you can save them for ornaments on a tree… or give them away to a random person in your life…

  9. Amanda

    January 30, 2009

    Yay!(And also happy birthday)

  10. iamwoman

    January 30, 2009

    oh how wonderful. LOVE your blog!

  11. {april kennedy}

    January 30, 2009

    I learned the art of origami young from our two Japanese exchange students! Very found memories. I haven’t made anything in a long time, but my daughter has just started playing around with it! Now I definitely want to make that butterfly to highlight on my blog!

    How appropriate and how cute would they look in all different colors on my daughter’s bedroom wall! And a great project for us to work on together.

    Thank you for sharing!

  12. jennifer lorton

    January 31, 2009

    The butterfly is beautiful. I’d love to see a bunch of them hanging, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Chris

    January 31, 2009

    So cool. I still gotta go check that out. Looks like you’re having fun with it!

  14. kateโ™ฅ

    February 1, 2009

    After seeing this post, I followed a similar butterfly origami pattern online and used them to make spring cards. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. littlechrissy

    February 1, 2009

    Gorgeous. You should hang a few of them in a public place so they make people smile. Sometimes it’s little things like this that can turn a sad day into one with sunshine.

  16. mars2thestars

    February 2, 2009

    I would love to learn some origami. I used to know how to make cranes but I’m afraid I’ve completely forgotten how =/

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