Woo Hoo! We made it to Release Day! As you are reading this I'll already be in Japan. Can't wait! I'll likely be freezing my buns off, but I think it will be worth it.
My last project to share with you was one of the projects I learned in the class I took up at Volcano Arts Center. This little bag made the treck worth it! I really really really love the flower shape to this bag. It was a little tedious to put together since it involved manually scoring each crease using a ruler instead of my MS Scoreboard. But I think the end result is worth the work. Our instructor, Charlene Asato advised that you could also pinch the ends of the flower for another look.
I decided to use the Kokeshi doll image to accent the bag. Because of the unusual shape, I had to think of a way to use her without her hiding in the folds. My solution? Adhere her to a mini clothespin!
And look! I found Akemi's kokeshi dolls! I'm glad I could show you an example. They come in all shapes and sizes.
Here's a better look at the bag and doll clip... I decided to use washi paper from Hanko Designs. I love this pattern... its my favorite! I think this would make a really cute Girl's Day goodie bag.
Hope you all enjoyed our sneak peeks! A huge Arigato to our guest designer Suilan and Chinese Zodiac team- Patti, Eunice, Laura and Linda! You guys rock! And can't forget my girl Debi! So glad to have you back!
I hope to blog again while on my trip, so if you are interested... check out my personal blog at crazyforpaper.blogspot.com.