I Made An Animal Curtain For My Bathroom!

Gentle reader,

How are you? Good? Great!

Today’s post is just a little fun thing I did the other day. El Beardo and I were home on the weekend, and while he was playing Guild Wars 2, I was literally pacing around the living area moaning about how I wanted to make something but couldn’t decide what to do. I was SO annoying. I looked through all my craft books, grumbled a bit and put them back. Paced more. Looked through my craft books again. Put them back. Huffed.

This went on for maybe twenty minutes, before I pulled out some fabric I’d bought a few months ago and had a light bulb moment, fiiiinnnallly!

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The Work-In-Progress Workroom, Also, Paper Cranes

Gentle reader,

I haven’t been as swift with unpacking as I probably should have been since we moved in. But, it is what is, and regardless of my characteristic procrastination, my workroom is slowly, slooooowwwwly coming together! Excitement plus! Although this is tempered with the fact that if you saw my bedroom you might judge me. Harshly. But, never mind that; here’s a little bo-peep at my workroom!

A lion shelf (with some birdie visitors)
My vintage space print curtain. I'm guessing 60s? Maybe 70s? Not sure...
Some random bits and pieces

It shouldn’t be long before it’s all done and dusted, but probably not until I get back from visiting the fam. The only thing that’s really bothering me about it so far is that I want a better way to store my yarn. Plastic crates are functional, but they’re not all that pretty.

Meanwhile, I picked up some origami papers from Tokuya – my favezies! – and for the last week or so I’ve made a crane here and a crane there while I watched podcasts and browsed the net, and when I ran out of papers I strung them together!

Wikipedia Fact: The Japanese word for a group of 1000 paper cranes is "Senbazuru" (千羽鶴)

Ever since I read Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes in primary school I’ve had a special place in my heart for these little pretties. I remember when I went to Japan with school, we got to go to the Hiroshima Peace Park and see her statue. I burst into tears! I let the group go ahead and I stayed with her for a good half hour or so (as long as I could without losing the group), and there was a nearby shrine full of cranes, so I made some and left them there. It was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had. Geesh, I’m such a bleeding heart!

Anyway, I love them so much, and I’m sure I’ll do many more eventually. I want them hanging all around my house. ^_^

Does your home have any recurring motifs throughout it, like lions or cranes? What little trinkets make you happy? ^_~

– R