Good morning and I hope you are all well. I think it has been quite an emotional and moving weekend commemorating the end of World War 1. If only it actually had been the war to end all wars!
Today is my post for Rita's Christmas Card Club theme which was "Christmas Decorations or Gifts". A few weeks ago I made this table centre made up of kusudama flowers and realised I hadn't shown it so it was ideal for Rita's theme. Sorry I'm a day late Rita! I've never been a real fan of origami but I do like how this turned out, and John is very impressed ... lol!
It would have been up earlier but I had to wait for some light in order to post it and then Blogger was playing up a bit and wouldn't let me post it. I tried to tell Mr Blogger that I was already late for the second week running and to get a move on - he didn't listen!! Anyway, it gave me chance to say why it wasn't up first thing.
I used 30 sheets of 12 x12 papers from Sara's Signature Collection "A Winter's Tale" pad and finished it off with pearl and diamante charms in the centre of each flower. It took five flowers to make the table centre and as you can imagine it is pretty big! I really like it though so I think I will do another smaller one, maybe 6" square, and double it to make a hanging ball. Still plenty of time before Christmas - although I have fallen well back with my Christmas cards.
However, it was really quite annoying to find that the pages are not exactly a true square which means the fold wasn't precise and showed a little white from the reverse side along the edge. It might not have been noticeable if the papers were double sided. You might forgive that on a cheap pad, which this certainly wasn't, but what can you do?
Anyway, take care.