Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Christmas Party booty

Nothing like learning a neat new trick! And just what my creative process needed- Another way to waste time, although these do make pretty nice gifts. Friday night I went with my husband to his office Christmas party which was held at a very nice local restaurant. It was the first time meeting all of these people so it was a little awkward at first. Then I noticed that the woman sitting two seats to my right was doing something foldy with her napkin while we waited for our food. Of course I had to ask and she explained that a customer had come into the FABRIC STORE she manages and showed her this little origami purse she had made from a pattern she found in a magazine.Starting with a simple square folded three times you wind up with a neat little bag that has four seperate compartments. I snatched a tiny sheet of paper from my notebook and asked her to show me again. It was the simplest little trick since those paper fortune tellers we made in school. The next day I went to H-A's for some snaps. ONLY some snaps. I came away with four bundles of satin brocade, yards of twisted gold and black cord, metallic threads (woo-woo 50% off!), fancy frogs and a ceramic dog dish so my folks will stop feeding Debo off the people plates. Here's what I made:

7 comments:

kay susan said...

That is so neat. What a super gift bag!

kimmi said...

They are beautiful.What would it take to get a hint on how they are done. Thanks

Valeri said...

That is brilliant and so simple to do! Thanks for sharing.

Caitlin O'Connor said...

Wow, I really love the zing of the purple against that brown brocade - POW! These look gorgeous, well done!

deb said...

Thanks to everyone - email me kimmi, and I will try to explain how it's done. I googled "origami purse" and got a lot of other stuff but nothing this simple.

Deb R said...

Gorgeous Deb!!

Deborah said...

I'm salivating! Beautiful. You could do this in any size, I'm thinking. Yes?