May 26, 2013
INSPIRATION: For this window, we wanted to make a magical paper garden, cultivating voluminous folded flowers. We'd like to think we helped inspire the first blooms of Spring to don their colorful new dresses.
[Window Designer: Thea Price-Eckles]
May 9, 2013
Instructions for the five petal origami flower ball featured in out May window. Make smaller ones around the holidays as ornaments. Try using vintage magazines for folding!
1 - Start with a square of paper.
2 - Fold the square in half into a triangle.
3 - Fold the outside corners to meet the top corner creating a square.
4 - Open the inside edges (the seam running down the center of the square) and fold to meet the outside edges on both sides.
5/6 - Open and crease out the last fold you made creating a diamond shape.
7 - Repeat on both sides.
8 - Fold down the top corner of the diamond.
9 - Repeat on both sides.
10 - Fold outside edges in along previous fold line to return to a square shape.
11 - Repeat on both sides.
12 - Place double stick tape on flap.
13 - Fold over the other side and press closed (do not crease).
14 - Ta-da! You have made your first petal.
15 - Make four more for a total of five petals.
16 - Place tape on one side of each petal flush with the edge. Assemble all five petals together to make a beautiful flower!
If you would like to take this further, you can make twelve of these flowers and assemble them into a ball! Using different colored paper for each flower adds demension and interest. We only made half of one.
May 8, 2013
How did you get started?
I guess I have spent my life making things. Learned to sew when i was 6 or 7 and my dad taught me to garden then as well. I was fortunate to have incredible art teachers in junior high and high school who encouraged me to continue. I got my BFA in glass and ceramics at mass art, and have been making a living by making things since college.
I blew glass, was a doll maker, book binder , gardener. Now i spend my time working in my garden , taking care of my beautiful home and cooking for a living.
What do you love about your job?
I love lots about my job. What better job than to live in a beautiful home that I decorate and repair and share it with people for special events. Opening up our home for monumental events in peoples lives is really such a gift. How lucky am I to be able to share in ones wedding or memorial and be able to make their incredible day beautiful. It's quite wonderful.
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