Wednesday, March 30, 2011

West Coast Origami in Etsy’s Treasuries!

The last couple of weeks I’ve been busy crafting and listing on Etsy.  It was a great week because three of the crane cards I’ve folded were curated in three different treasuries. 

An Etsy treasury are curated by Etsy members.  Etsy’s Administration will often take an exceptional treasuring list and post it on the front page, the landing page when you first log on.

Birthday Crane Card Red and Black Crane Card Blue with Green Poka Dot Crane Card

These three are the ones that made it.  It’s really an honour because anyone who curates a treasury is doing it because they want to make one. 

Having three items picked by three different members in a week has been such a motivator to focus.  Thank you!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Cow is Now a Logo!


The founder of his origami club contacted me for permission to use one of my origami projects as the logo for his website.  I was very honoured.  He wanted to use my cow because the club name is Morongo Origami Organization or M.O.O. for short. 

The Morongo Origami Organization is a non-profit group based in Morongo Valley, California, USA.

Thank you Tyler, this is a great honour.

This isn’t the first time my cow got attention, last year I converted the design so they could be used as wedding invitations for a high school friend of mine.  Must be the eyes.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tutorial: Spring Bouquet


Spring Bouquet by Kelly Purkey

I love these flowers, a perfect springtime craft!  Click on the link or title to see the tutorial

Saturday, March 19, 2011

West Coast Origami’s Etsy Store is Back!

Coming back with a vengeance!  I’ve reintroduced a few of my most popular cards.  Please come to my Etsy Shop.  I’ll be adding new products in the coming weeks so please check it out often


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How to make Tissue Foil (Using Thai Unryu Paper) by Tadashi Mori

I don’t make foil paper very often because it’s labour intensive, however, how Tadashi Mori makes his is the simplest that I’ve seen so far.  He’s using high quality paper, which makes a difference. 

If you make some, please send me pictures of what you made with this foil!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tutorial: Bitty Bug Pincushion

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Bitty Bug PincushionBy Lauren @ Goody-Goody

I am not a seamstress and when I try to sew, I’m not a very good one.   However, when I saw this cute handmade pincushion, I loved it!  So cute!   Alas, this is a craft I might never do, but I had to share it.