Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Origami Firefly.

What's this?  Two posts, on back-to-back days?  (After not a single post in April!)  How is it possible??

Sorry.  I've been spending a LOT of time sewing for my Etsy shop, and I still can't seem to keep Gryffindor and TARDIS stuff in stock. :-P  Blogging has largely fallen off my radar.  But I'm trying to get back into it.

Yesterday, I came across a pin on Pinterest to this origami Firefly tutorial (downloadable instructions at the link, by Matthew Jee).  If you're like me and haven't origami'd in at least fifteen years, you'll need to look up how to fold a square base and bird base to get started, but the photo tutorial is pretty easy to follow (hey, I managed it all right!).  And in the end, you end up with this:

Not bad, right?  It's not quite as perfect as the one in the original post, but it's good enough for me!

Shot from above:

And from the front:

I think I had the most trouble with the belly/cargo door area.  Those flaps just won't overlap and stay closed on mine the way they do in the tutorial, but even so, it holds its shape okay.

I used a needle to string a piece of thread bottom-to-top through the middle of it (right through the X of intersecting folds on the underside, if you're looking to do the same) to hang it over my computer monitor:

I'm pretty happy with it! :-)

If you make your own, I'm sure they'd love to see it on the New Melbourne Browncoats FB page, as they said in their post linked above.  I'd love to see it, too--let me know in the comments if you've posted yours online! :-)

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