Thursday, September 01, 2011

Hello Japan! mini-challenge: August links

Hello Japan!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Hello Japan! mini-challenge for August. The topic was Origami and the task was to create some origami. Click on the links below to see the beautiful things that everyone made.

Novroz at Polychrome Interest, with some help from her good friend, Kroten, made some Sea Turtle origami. :)

Bellezza at Dolce Bellezza is a huge fan of origami and she shows us some of the many wonderful origami she's made. She also tells us how to make origami bookmarks for ourselves.

Francisca at Francisca Writes shares some origami she made recently including a paperclip holder, small boxes, and heart bookmarks.
(Note: Her blog is in Dutch but you can click on the translation button to read it in other languages).

Gnoe at Graasland teaches us how to fold a decorative origami flower in a video!

I had hoped to try making some origami corner bookmarks but the month got away from me. We did have a lovely summer holiday in Hokkaido though.

And I almost forgot to mention a late entry from Experiments in Manga, for the July Non-Fiction mini-challenge, a review of Mishima's Sword: Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend.

August's prize was a set of 3 origami doll bookmarks, a kit to make your own, and a package of origami paper in traditional Japanese patterns. With the help of,
the winner is ... new participant, Francisca. :)

If you haven't seen it yet, the new challenge for September and October is already up. It's time to compare some of the Japanese things we love so much.


  1. Yay, that's so nice to have a new participant winning that awesome prize! I'm sure she'll be really happy with it since she's planning on making some origami presents for her family. Congrats Francisca!

  2. Wow! Really?? I have won? Thank you very much!!

  3. I just wanted to stop by and say congratulations for your BBAW Short List nomination today! Lovely blog! :o)


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