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Better Late than Never!

Hey everyone!  I have been incredibly MIA as of late and too busy to post on the FoldIT Creations blog.  Between juggling my 2 day jobs, making things and doing shows its been a bit of a time management challenge (oh and I was in Mexico too!).  I have just finished my art teaching job for the summer and soon will finish at the the cafe I work at and move back to Kawarthas region of Ontario where I will teach English and work as a live-in camp counsellor/ teacher for the summer.  I can’t wait. Campfires, boating on the lake, archery and all that fun summer stuff I did as a kid.  The Etsy shop will be closed as of the 22nd of June and will open up again in late August for business so if there is anything you have been eyeing for summer get your order in before the 22nd and you should be fine.

This past weekend was filled with Etsy related fun. On Friday I attended the really fun Etsy Craft Party here in Toronto at Sew Be It Studio (thanks for the gracious hosting).  We came, we drank, we crafted!  With an emphasis on the drinking and crafting!  Nothing like red wine and glitter (I’ve been dusting if off me for days).   It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of new people from the Etsy community which is always nice when you have been shut up for weeks making things.  This weekend was also the Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace.  I did this one last year and it is always a well planned event with lots of other Toronto-based Etsians showcasing their goods offline.  Thanks for all the hard work to those who organized! 🙂

Finally, on Sunday we were at the Annex Flea right here in my Toronto neighbourhood.  Throughout the summer it will be taking place behind Honest Ed’s in the parking parking lot rain or shine… this week it rained! However, only those awesome hardcore people came out and that made our day!  FoldIT Creations shared a tent with the new to the handmade-scene Jinny Wong of Fuzzy Belly Creations.  It was a pleasure to share a tent with these awesome people and their cute little baby boy who was so easy going.  We hope to see you again <3.

And enough typing….  here are some photos! 🙂 XO

 

Toronto Etsy Craft Party @ Sew Be It Studio (June 6th, 2014)

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Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace in Kensington Market (June 7th, 2014)

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The Annex Flea in the Parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (June 8th, 2014)

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Mark Your Calendars!! Toronto Etsy Street Team Spring Market!

I am excited to announce that FoldIT Creations has been selected as one of the vendors for the 4th Annual Toronto Etsy Street Team Springtime Marketplace.  The market will be held at 918 Bathurst Street (a few blocks north of Bathurst subway station) on Saturday, June 1st from 11:00am – 5:30pm.  Join their facebook event page and come out to support your hardworking Toronto Etzians and make sure you stop by the FoldIT Creations table to say “hello!”

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FoldIT Creations will have a whole new selection of sterling silver origami crane post earrings to sell.  Here are a few previews:

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New Leaf and Butterfly Earrings Up In My Etsy Shop

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Black and White Nature Crane Motif Leaf Earrings

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Origami Leaf

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Medium Size

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Blue Crane Migration Motif Origami Leaf Earrings

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Blue Crane Leaf Earring

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Medium size

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Victorian-Style Origami Leaf Earrings

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Large Size

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Detail

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Springtime Forrest Green Origami Leaf Earring

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Green Sakura

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Medium Size

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Pink Pearl Butterfy

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LaFosse Butterfly Design

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Hand folded using a needle and bone folder

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Lime Green & Pink Plum Blossom Earring

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Spring Blossom

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Medium Size

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Blue Umbrella Motif Origami Leaf Earrings

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Rainy Day Earrings

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Funky Large Size

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Yellow and Blue Spring Blossom LaFosse Butterfly Post Earrings

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Post Butterfly Origami

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Origami Rose and Lotus Hair Pins Just in Time for Spring!

 

Hello All!  I have been working for a few weeks now on some origami hairpin designs and I have a few up in my Etsy shop.  I thought it was time to update my blog with some pics of my lotus and rose origami hair pics.  I hope you like them!  Happy Spring!

Green Pearl Origami Lotus Hairpin

Green Pearl Origami Lotus Hairpin

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Side view

Abena rocking her new lotus hairpin

Abena rocking her new lotus hairpin

Shema wearing the large lotus hairpin

Shema wearing the large lotus hairpin

Red and Purple Pearl Lotus

Red and Purple Pearl Lotus

Red Lotus with White Pearl

Red Lotus with White Pearl

Red and Blue Lotus

Red and Blue Lotus

Collection

Collection

Lime Green Plum Blossom Origami Rose Hair Pin

Lime Green Plum Blossom Origami Rose Hair Pin

Black and White Crane with Trees Print

Black and White Crane with Trees Print

Large Pink Rose

Large Pink Rose

Black and Gold Sakura Print Origami Rose Hair Pin

Black and Gold Sakura Print Origami Rose Hair Pin

Side View

Side View

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Chiyogami Black and White Nature Crane Rose Hairpin

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Sizing

 

“Everything Paper and Pop-Up” Family Day at Zion Historic Schoolhouse

This week FoldIT Creations was invited to the “Everything Paper and Pop-Up” Family day event at Zion Historic Schoolhouse here in Toronto. The day was filled with everything paper; from pop-up cards and flipbooks to paperdolls and origami. It was a great oppertunity to showcase and sell my wares and talk to the public about Japanese paper and FoldIT Creations. I also had the pleasure to do origami workshops with kids and their parents, a great bonding experience.

Another vendor who shared the Zion Schoolhouse space with me was the lovely Toronto-based paper doll designer, writer and independent art curator, Helena Frei.  Drawing on her extensive knowledge of textiles and costume, as well as her love of digital manipulation, she designs paper cut-out dolls from different historical periods.  You can check out her website at dollworks.ca.
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I’ve got Butterflies!

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On Monday February 18th, I’ll be doing my first show and I’ve got the butterflies. The city of Toronto is having an ‘Everything Pop-up and Paper’ event at Zion Historic Schoolhouse for family day. The theme is paper and will showcase hand made items made in paper by various local artists. I will be selling my origami earrings at the event as well as teaching kids how to make various simple origami designs. I miss working with kids so I can’t wait for Monday to spend the day folding with the public. Tonight I sit with my new bone folder and my tiny chiyogami squares folding la fosse butterflies to sell at the show…. With a glass of wine of course.

A few new things up in my Etsy Shop!

Colorful Floral Origami Multi-Leaf Earrings

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New Crane Earrings

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Origami Dragonflies

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Origami Single Leaf Earrings

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Keep Calm and Fold On!

Papers and Crystals

Today was Thursday!  Thursday is when I do my run; so after work today I eagerly headed to The Paper Place to get some new Chiyo.  Every week I pick a new color and buy paper with motifs in different shades of that color.  This week was purple.  I also treated myself to a new bone folder that i’ve been eying.

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This weeks selection of purple chiyogami papers.

Purple Ladybug Chiyogami Purple Sakura Chiyogami

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On my bicycle trip back home from Queen West, I decided to stop into the rock store near Honest Eds.  I often wander in there when I have days off.  I love the ambiance of the rock store.  I could spend hours looking at the crystals and gemstones.  The Rock Store carries a large variety of rare stones from small tumbles to large specimens and geodes.

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Today’s Creations

After working 5 days straight and having no time to make anything new, I finally had a day off.  I spent the entire day on the living room floor surrounded by beads, feathers and chiyogami paper.  Here are a few pics of today’s creations.

Peace.

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