Business card people

Stack of old business cards quickly becomes an army! 
Yellow versus white - go!


Star of Patience

Usually when I make something for the blog, I need to make it again to photograph the creation process (the first time around it is impossible because I don't know what I am doing :). But not for this one! Because it takes quite a bit of patience to complete it (hence the title). So once is quite enough for me, thank you. 

All you need is some scrap materials to cut the triangles from, and to fill the star in the end.
Choose your favorite geometrical shape, in this case the base is a icosahedron, with a spike added to each face. If you want to reduce the amount of patience needed, go for the tetrahedron perhaps! Then you see how many triangles you need (60 in my case), and cut them out. For reference, I made them with 5 cm base and 7 cm high. Then you saw together pieces to form the spikes, and this is the easy part, because you can do it on the sewing machine. Once you have the spikes, the fun starts :D because you need to hand-stitch them together, and it takes a while... After you fill it and close it, you might want to additionally  straighten the points where 5 spikes meet. 

Good luck if you try this, hope you have better supplies of patience than me ;)

Paper Cutlery

I sewn some cutlery and had a frog for dinner. What can you make by sewing paper?

It's easy and fun shapes arise quickly. You can use the pattern above or just make up your own shapes.
I used thin cardboard (cereal box will do), and a paper napkin to cover the plate. 
A tip - don't make the lines you sew too curvy, because it will be difficult to pass it through the sewing machine.

Precious Cargo Ships

All precious cargo - coins - pebbles - marbles - buttons... You name it, we can carry it safely across the seven seas.
It is extremely simple to make - you need to cut off a corner of a plastic file, put a toothpick through it to keep the shape, and put a coin or a pebble inside to give some weight to the bottom.

Happy sailing! :)

Paper Top

What's more fun then a top? The one you made! :)

To make these paper tops you will need some old newspapers and toothpicks.

1. Mark and cut the newspapers in even stripes. (keep the oppened part of the newspaper toward you)
2. Glue ends of stripes to each other so you get one long stripe (in a nice messy pile).
3. Glue the stripe to the toothpick and start wrapping. Make sure to tighten the paper every once in a while as much as you can. The tighter the better.
4. Once it is finished, you can adjust the shape to a cone if you wish.

Spin, spin, spin!