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Cross Stitch to Calm

Recently, I learned to cross-stitch. It’s so decadent to take up a craft that takes forever to complete.  Each line appear slowly, like an image being downloaded on a computer in the 1990s. And yet, I love it. It t gives me the chance to do something else than sit in front of a computer screen at night.

The origami crane is a pattern from Cross-Stitch to Calm: Stitch and De-stress With 40 Simple Patterns by Leah Lintz.  It took me 2 hours to get this far. Crazy!

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Japanese playing cards HYAKUNIN-ISSHU

IMG_5086I bought an old set of Japanese playing cards. I think they are called HYAKUNIN-ISSHU (100 Poems by 100 Poets).

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The goal of the game is to match the poem with the author, but I can’t do it correctly because I don’t read Japanese.

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The illustrations are beautiful.

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I was thinking of using them for collage, but I would feel very bad breaking the set.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

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I made this tri-fold shutter card by following the video tutorial of TheMadStamper on Youtube.

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This is what the card looks like from the top.  It’s all about folding. There’s not much gluing in the card itself (except to apply the decorative paper), so I really like that.

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When you decorate the card, make sure to leave some empty rectangles to write greetings. Plan carefully: some greetings will show when you close the card (see next photo).

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This is what the card looks like when it’s closed. The central card (pale grey) could hold a main greeting.

I thought this card could be used to make an interesting zine. Maybe I can even put some of my comics on the panels.