As much as I dislike advertising my woes I have to this time around.
I loathe stitching upwards. I went into it with positive thoughts and then all that came crashing down…on the first row. The maddening began on the second. With frustration, I said good-bye to it all and it’s been stored away since then.
This all happened the first day I tried…on the second line. (>__>)
I picked it back up the other day with a different approach. It’s slow to go but I’ll get the hang of it. I have a cooler head and maximum patience. I have to get the hang of it and not give up because this is the best option.
Through this I realized something. I shall never again start in the middle lol. I started in the middle with AF4 because I was terrified I’d gotten the wrong-sized fabric. I read the horror stories. I didn’t want to do all that stitch work and end up with no more fabric. I can firmly say I am not afraid of that anymore.
With my devastating lost, for now, I decided to try something new.
That new was 3D origami! I’ve always been fascinated by it, but never tried it until now. This is what I made.
A small swan.
Here’s some more views of it.
(I wish I could have done a video here of the views. Note to self: Figure out how to do photos in a video when you have the time)
It took me about 4 hours, I’m guesstimating because I didn’t do it all at the same time, to make 250 of those little pieces.
Then I spent another 3 hours putting the thing together. I used glue because not using it was doing me no good. Squirting liquid glue in the little holes is time consuming, but at least I’m satisfied that it won’t fall apart.
If you’re interested in doing a swan check out razcapapercraft. I followed ALL the instructions, his how to fold the pieces/do the base correctly/the swan itself, from his YouTube channel.
Specifically for how to do this swan you can go here: 3D Origami Small Swan.
I really enjoyed his tutorial and want to actually do another one some time. I bestowed my first swan upon a coworker and now I want to make more for other people (^_^). I am highly interested in 3D origami flowers though. I haven’t looked around for tutorials on them, but I will be.
Anyone out there do any 3D origami?