Looking back on 2015

Honestly I can’t believe that 2015 is already coming to an end, some months seem to have passed in a blur. There weren’t any major milestones for me in 2015, but I did learn new webdesign skills and welcomed new clients, so I’m very grateful for that. You can see a few of the projects that I’ve been working on below:

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Also I really enjoyed writing posts for Super Cute Kawaii, something that I will continue to do next year. In my free time I tried to take on a few new projects, such as learning how to work with polymer clay and how to ice cookies. Nothing major ;) but I do have fun doing both.

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The past year wasn’t all highlights, sadly we recently found out that my dad is seriously ill. Luckily it can be treated but the recovery will be a long and difficult road with no (hard) guarantees. So I really hope for the best <3 I don't want to go into more details and probably won't write about it again. But I thought it would be fair to mention it in this post, since life doesn't come without struggles and this does affect me (and my loved ones).

  • My New Years Resolutions:
  • Walking more often together with Metin
  • Spending more time with friends & family
  • Finally updating the Kawaii Jewelry Shop with new necklaces
  • Learning how to crochet (I covet all those great amigurumi toys)
  • Trying out new recipes and hopefully making some cute recipes for kao-ani as well
  • Photographing more often, which includes updating my Instagram regularly

Thank you all very much for visiting kao-ani and I hope that 2016 will bring you love, good health, great experiences and lots of luck!

Kawaii Origami Tutorials

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Today I’d like to share some cute origami projects, that you can also use to decorate your Christmas gifts with. I’ve used squares of 15 x 15cm and 10 x 10cm made from wrapping paper, since I had no origami paper at hand. This paper worked just as well, except for the white folding creases on the bow Cry .

Origami Bows

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This bow takes a little time to make, but it’s so pretty! I think this project actually qualifies as ‘kirigami’, since some cutting is involved. Below you’ll find the instructions that I received with a pack of folding paper and at Tweety Atelier you can also find photos of each step.

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(click on the picture to enlarge)

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At the Sanrio website you can find printable Hello Kitty origami paper with instructions to make a more simple bow. If you don’t have a printer, you could also make this bow from paper of about 8,5 x 10cm or 10,5 x 15cm.

Origami Bunny, Heart and Icecream

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I’ve made the bunny by following this Miffy origami tutorial. It’s up to you to create a face and I think a sleeping bunny would also be cute.

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The instructions for the winged heart come from Origami Club, a website where you can find tons of instructions in various languages. I’m sure it will keep you entertained for hours.

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Ice cream during winter, why not? This origami is very simple to complete with the folding tutorial from Origami Club, just click on the diagram or animation button.

Christmas Origami

Have a look at Origami Club or these printable small christmas origami boxes, if you’d like to make more Christmas specific origami. Happy folding (^_^).

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