My Crafts Diary
Took me 3 days to put this piece together. These metal pieces attacked my fingers and they are still hurting.
2023.6 Luminous Butterfly
Modified the butterfly piece and put it on the wall.
2023.5 Fox Wedding
We are having a fox wedding today! (My bride has waited patiently for a year!)
I made a moving butterfly that would glow in the darkness!!
The backyard came later with lights in the pond - I love our water lily pond. <3
I have been thinking about making a pair of meaningful paper crafts and decided to make two views of our house - a front view and the back view during our two favorite seasons - spring and fall. I finished the house one first with a design to turn the lights on.
2023.2 Black Irises
I love black irises. They are very elegant and noble. Made one with crepe paper. Looks super cute in our dining room.
2023.1 Mush Paper Sculpture
It took me 5 days to finish this craft piece, a paper sculpture to depict Mush - our baby dog.
Designing a product is always fun as we discover new ideas and inspirations in the process of building - the lighting and the flowers were not part of the original design but ideas that came along the way.
We should never be concerned that the product is not “good enough”. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes - the lilies turned out to be great by themselves. The only thing we need to do is simply “get started”.
2023.1 Cho Paper Sculpture
Had this paper sculpture design in my mind for several months. I want to see if I can make a home decoration of my cat, Cho, using paper. It’s funny that it must be uncanny to Cho and she attacked it, lol.
2023.1 The Flying Dutchman
I really thought the dragon was the hardest to put together, but this ship brought the difficulty to another level! It took me a whole Saturday to put it together. The completed product looks amazing though.
2023.1 Pumpkin Carriage
It is the magical pumpkin carriage from Cinderella. My mom likes this one way more than the dragon - she is always my little fairy. I also played with the video editing so the video turns out to be pretty cute. :D
2023.1 Dragon from Game of Throne
This dragon took me a full evening to execute. Amazing amount of details on the raw metal material. I was thinking about installing a lighter in the belly of the dragon so it can produce "Dracarys". But then I have to learn the structure of a lighter so I can break it down and find a way to install the trigger. For another day!
Did not intend to make the Jinx' butterfly but it did appear to be pretty similar. So I took one step further and added some features. Well here we go - a start of new series.
2023.1 Chess Box
Designed this chess box to hold all my origami handmade chess pieces. The silver and golden girls represents the chess pawns.
2022.12 The Sun Rise
Designed and put this piece together at the end of 2022.
2022.12 Jellyfish Lamp
Designed and made this jellyfish lamp. Used two layers to depict the jellyfish to give it more dimension.
2022.12 Pop-up Paper Sphere - Christmas Ball
Made this pretty Christmas ball during the Christmas of 2022.
2022.12 Pop-up Paper Sphere - Alice's Teatime
This is the 5.5 hours process of making this paper craft. It is unexpectedly hard to put all the pieces together, but the final product is super cute.
2022.12 The Terrarium
Built a terrarium and my metal bugs now have a home.
2022.12 Metal Beetle
It's a metal beetle.
2022.12 Dragon Fly
Put this metal dragon fly together. First attempt on metal puzzle.
2022.12 The Piano and Violin
Got addicted to building these metal puzzles! It's the piano and violin today.
2022.12 Merry Go Round
Love this delicate piece. It's so shiny. :3
2022.12 The Metal Drum Set
It took me 4 hours to put this miniature drum set together.
2022.9 Lazy Cat by Kyohei Katsuta
Folded this origami cat and made a frame for it because my mom kept saying that it's a racoon. :<
2022.9 Pop-up Paper Sphere - Alice In Wonderland
Built this Alice In Wonderland ball together with the bunnies to celebrate the mid-autumn festival.
2022.9 Origami Rat by Eric Joisel
Folded this rat piece and Cho loves it.
2022.8 A Paper Sculpture
Tried this design from the Internet to make a pop-up card.
2022.8 Moon River
Designed and made this pop-up card. Named it <Moon River>.
2022.8 Hamster by Kyohei Katsuta
Folded this hamster origami piece.
2022.8 Fox Bride by Kyohei Katsuta
Folded this fox bride piece. Now I really need to make the bloom so I can pair them!
2022.7 Snow House
Saw this design to build a snow house using Q-tips on the Internet and tried it myself.