Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Birds of Change Swap

Okay, so I'm participating in this Birds of Change ornament swap. You make 5 birds and you will receive 5 birds in return. I decided I wanted to get out of my comfort zone of cross stitching and do something completely different (you know, change!), so I'm doing this...

Origami! I'm loving it. I decided to do the Peace Crane. Not far from my home is an art supply warehouse that has an amazing selection of origami paper (directly from Japan). I picked out some amazing opalescent origami paper to make cranes. I've also added a crystal bead at the top and bottom of the hanger. When placed near a window, these birds just sparkle!

I thought it would be nice to have a bird to remind us not only to seek peace in the world, but also peace in our home. Here's the link if you'd like to learn how to make them. You can read about Sadako and the peace crane here.

As part of this exchange, you are also encouraged to give one of the birds you make (5 +1 giveaway) away on your blog. So, please check back on January 20. Since I don't get much traffic, I will actually giveaway 5 other peace cranes. So, anyone who leaves a comment on that day's post (random selection) has an opportunity to have a little peace in their home.


CherryTreeLane said...

These are awesome Heidi!!!

VerHoef family said...

Nice work you!

And about special announcements, I realized after publishing the blog post that everyone would automatically think pregnancy...I can assure you that is NOT the case! We have had enough birth control in the form of nieces and nephews during the holidays that it'll be some time before we go at it again. I guess that didn't sound so good either!