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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MIni- Flower Bomb Making

Our little vid for flower bomb making....we still need to add sound but you should:
STEP 1. play your favourite x'mas tune(I recommend anything from The Rat Pack christmas album, so good.)
STEP 2. press play on vid....VOILA festive crafting x'mas delight!

Step 1: choose 6 sheets of tissue paper and lay them on top of the other into a neat pile.
Step 2: begin to fold the tissue paper (accordion style) folding and flipping the paper, as if you are making a fan. each fold should be around 1- 1.5cm wide.
Step 3: find the centre and twist a wire ribbon to hold it into place. you can also use string or a paper clip.
Step 4: cut a round shape at each end of the folded paper. this determines the petal shape, you could cut a jaggered, wavy or round shape!
Step 5: unfold the flower and slowly pull out each layer of tissue paper. do one side first and repeat on the other.
Finish!: now you have a lovely flower! To connect the flowers together, take a piece of string and tie it through the centre of one and then through the centre of the next.(don't forget to use the cut-off shapes as part of your mobile...we are aming for zero waste!)
We will post steps for bigger bombs and different ideas for the use of your lovely flowers later!


p.s. you can see a detailed movie for making an individual flower here, made by my talented friend emma over at Feeling Fuzzy.
p.p.s. our bombs are also featured in Ebony's lovely new gift wrapping zine

Monday, December 20, 2010

lovely little mention of our workshop!

Places are still available for tonight to make the BIG FLOWER BOMBS and hang with Ebony via skype for cute wrapping FUN!

Thanks Lucy(over at the design files) for this kind mention

p.s. one week left of the markets....we have almost sold out of milk carton paper making kits, and they will be online hopefully in Jan with an accompanying "how to" vid.

Monday, December 13, 2010

art markets

we are also planning some paper workshops for sunday 19th of Dec....will keep you posted!

Monday, December 6, 2010

finders keepers markets!

the PAPER CONVENTION COLLECTIVE finders keepers launch!
fower bomb's, paper bows, milk carton paper making, x'mas cone decorating, zine making.... paper necklaces, masks and head bands OH MY!

lisa, yumi+taka...stand up straight!

the paper collective convention team!(emily, trial+error, lisa, hellosandwich(in spirit!) and dp!)

The mess!

The END!

p.s. thank you to all our visits and lovely crafty supporters. it was too much FUN! thanks lovely lisa for including us in your paper collective convention!xxx

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Tomorrow night 6pm-10pm+ Sat 10am-5pm.
Come and see our FLOWER BOMB installation. Shop our paper goods, milk carton paper making kits, zines and bags that are for sale!
As part of the Paper Convention Collective we will be holding workshops. Friday night is casual drop in "make some milk carton paper" workshops from 7-9pm and on sat we have on the hour 45min craft workshops from 10am-4pm.

10am: X'mas chain making,
11am: flower mobile making,
12am: milk carton paper making,
1pm: hello sandwich zine making
2pm: x'mas tree cone making
3pm: milk carton paper making
4pm: paper snowflake making much MAKING....COME ON, JOIN THE FUN!

p.s. all workshops are free but a little donation to cover material costs would be much welcome!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

milk carton paper making workshop

Saturday was a beautiful sunny spring day full of fun crafting! The front room was set up for "dry" craft! Chain, mobile, card and flower making.

The outside courtyard was set up for the milk carton paper making.

Thanks again to all our was too much fun for one day!

p.s. our milk carton paper making kits were a hit! stay tuned for more images and online shop launch!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DP interview

Thank you Charlotte for including us in your "creative loves" post, we feel very honoured!
You can see the interview here: dear plastic interview

Friday, November 12, 2010

paper crafty workshop

Come and go as you will be a nice crafty summer day.
Our new item: milk carton paper making kits will be on sale for the first time! They are made from upcycled items...woohoo!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

paper mobiles

sweetness shop window

marshmallow trays

pastel coloured marshmallows acted as our canvas base.

shop window+yumi


Some photos from the "sweet expressions" collaboration event with Sweetness patisserie. Taka and I decorated the shop with pastel paper mobiles that I hand made and hand stitched.
Guests chose a tray of pastel marshmallow and we created images onto it with powdered pigment.
Thanks Gena and all our lovely guests!