>May the force be with you

>yodaWe have a good friend who is celebrating his 40th birthday real soon.  He is a big Star Wars fan massive understatement.  So my oldest daughter made this gift for him.  All my daughters love to make origami they are all pretty much self taught.  My husband and myself helped a little in the beginning but I haven’t made anything this complex ever with origami.    She made this using a pattern for yodashe found on the internet.(when you get to the previous link click on the picture of Yoda to get to the tutorial). Here for the light saber.  If you think his other hand looks odd it is becasue he is holding his staff in that hand.

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>Origami

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This one made by my middle daughter

My oldest daughter loves origami.  Over the years I have jumped over many little pieces of folded paper.  In the last 1 1/2 to 2 years the other daughters have started to love origami and kirigami.  Which means more little pieces of paper to jump over.

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Two smaller balls made by my oldest daughter

This weekend there big thing they made with little pieces of paper took lots of little pieces.  These are the end results of their work.

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>Moon Festival Part 1

>Just got back from a trip to California for my Vavo’s 95th birthday. While there I went to the Moon festival in Hanford in China Alley. We had a ton of fun one of the first things the girls did was visit an origami both.

origami crane flag and its maker
The man sitting here made all of the origami in this post. He is in the middle of writing a book about origami. I wish I had got his name so I could give him credit.
close up of cranesorigami ornaments
studying origami

origami both
Daughter in black had two ear aches at the time of this photo and was happy to be at the festival and miserable all at the same time.
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>Happy Chinese / Japanese New Year

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Chinese New Year

I do know a few of these items are Japanese; I just like them together.

>Crafts and Family Time / Update

>My kids are wanting to enter a Christmas Ornament /Decorated tree contest, so out came the crafts. So far, two are making quilled ornaments and one is working on Origami ornaments. I think they are going to have a lot of fun with this project, and they have almost two months till the deadline. So I can guess there will probably be lots of glue out for the next few weeks.

I have made a little bit of progress on the Halloween yoyo quilt.

Progress on Halloween yo yo quilt