Valentine’s Day Card

I didn’t know until Mili started going to school, but Valentine’s Day is a pretty big craft day for the kids world, everyone makes something for everyone in the classroom on Valentine’s Day. This year, she made bunch of origami hearts placed on a card. Pretty simple, but came out so cute and she did everything all by herself.

((Teachers get 2 hearts <3<3))

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Girls’ Day!

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It’s March 3rd and it’s Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival) day! Mili and I made a couple sets of hina dolls this year so just wanted to share :) Even though I did put these together mostly, Mili participated with crayons and she had fun! All these scrabbles you see, it’s her work :)

It’s fairly easy to make, great crafts with kids.

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Happy Girls’ Day!! xo Hijiri

Origami Origami

When I visited Kinokuniya book store last Friday, I saw so many great stationery and paper goods besides Japanese books. And I had to get this “Origami” (in Japanese below, it says “Origami Origami”) — isn’t this so cute?!

Comes with a lot of everyday-use origami instructions like these:

and it comes with so many cute and fun patterns, I wanted to get more, but the ones I liked were all gone… but this polka-dots & bunny stickers sure came home with me :)

Hope you had a nice weekend… let the new week begin!

Folded :: The Origami Collection :: The Final Products

and here are the final products… (see “in the making” post here!)

The pop up card — the moment of the truth….

yay! The flower blooms! :)

I love the surprise when you open the card — there are spaces for your personal message, too :)

and the paper flowers — the cotton papers gives really nice texture and quality. I love how it came out!

I’m thinking of attaching either magnet or push pin… or double-side tape for present wrapping…

and this is the bigger flowers — perfect for a special present wrapping :)

It was so fun creating! Thank you so much, Jack + Jenn and Jody from Brin & Nohl!! Make sure to check out their final products, too!!

p.s Jack + Jenn and Jody, you guys will receive different flowers — it’ll be a surprise! :)