15 July 2014

Plethora of Bookmarks

23 April aka World Book Day... Yup, another long overdue post.
To commemorate this occasion, NNC had a bookmark exchange. I had previously picked up these two kits from Japan and I took this opportunity to put them to good use. 
I bought a selection of Japanese origami paper from Daiso in case I messed up with the materials provided. I shouldn't have worried. 
The instructions given in both English and Japanese were surprisingly easy to follow. I ended up making five shiori ningyo (Japanese Dolls). 
Here they are with front and back details. 
So happy I learned to create a collage in Lightroom :) 
I think they're so delicate and pretty. 
As usual, they differ a little from the samples in the kit. A flaw of mine - I can't help changing things up. 
Two were given to Zarina, my bookmark exchange partner. 
I presented them in printed origami envelopes. 
I think they turned out pretty well. 
It's my strongest belief that presentation counts. 
The other three were given as lucky draw gifts during NNC 7th Anniversary Meet.
The NNC 7th Anniversary Meet was held on 12 April 2014. I wanted to contribute to the door gifts. I experimented to make a butterfly bookmark as shown here and ended up with this prototype. 
Encouraged, I folded more using double sided origami paper. 
Packed them into sealable plastic bags. 
We had tons of fun that day. Here's a group shot of all who attended. 
And the haul everyone brought home with them. 
I was also given my bookmark exchange by Sally
Which comes with a book to boot! Close up of the pretty tatted bookmark. 
And the book-matching peony bookmark. 
It had been a really great day!


Anne said...

Veronica! I'm glad to see a post from you as I was thinking about you the other day. Those oragami dolls are so sweet. I actually have a bookmark of one of them I received when I was a kid a loooong time ago. Brings back memories. The little butterflies in the envelopes is a lovely idea and very presentable. The book is a good read. I enjoy reading her books. Hugs to you from me and Titus! xoxo

Le trame della Galaverna said...

So beautiful.

Margaret said...

Well if presentation is everything, you sure hit the mark. Wow! Beautiful bookmarks and butterlies and lovely packaging of them all too! Wow! I'm so impressed! Love what you got from your bookmark exchange partner too!

Blu said...

Wow the dolls are so cute! And your presentation skills are top-notch!

Shebafudge said...

Wow! They are so beautiful. Love them. xx

Melanie said...

So beautiful! I loved seeing all of it. :)