I could never make those chains of paper people growing up, I'd always concentrate on getting the folds right then somehow after the chopping I'd end up with a half a dozen sets of couples and have to get out the sellotape rather than unfurling a nice chain of hand holders!
It felt like a fairly momentous moment to turn out a little chain of hearts a couple of days ago, so I thought I'd take a picture or two for posterity, Mum will be proud!
I've been collecting old books, stamps, scraps of wrapping paper and old postcards for a while now as I much prefer to recycle than buy specific card embellishments, I've also been giving altered art a whirl - very much a beginner there though! I made a couple of bookmarks I planned to give to the Mums this Mother's Day, but naturally, completely forgot to pack them in the parcels before posting.
The back view of the bookmarks - they're made from strips of cereal packet wrapped in leftover Paperchase wrapping paper, then a strip of text and some butterflies made from pages that fell out of an old book I have.
The one thing I remember vaguely from Origami club at primary school is how to make these paper flowers - the mood struck after I'd finished the bookmarks and made a cup of tea so I cannibalised a couple more pages from the already dead book and tried to recall exactly how to do the folds.
They're a little wonky and imperfect but I have the paper craft bug once again so I'll be fine tuning and experimenting with different papers in the next few weeks.