Day 26 of @joannehawker’s #marchmeetthemaker is self care. i think i should hold my hands up and say i’m pretty rubbish at this! i find it hard to take time off (even at the weekend) without feeling any guilt. also it’s pretty ironic that today’s prompt is self care with the day i’m having 😩, but i’m trying to get better at this and slowly teaching myself that self care isn’t selfish... my favourite little self care rituals are ‘animal therapy’ (petting other peoples pets haha) yoga and going on little trips 💗. also one of the bonuses of working from home is that i can sit in a face mask while i work and k**l two birds with one stone 😂💁🏻♀️
Day 25 of @joannehawker’s #marchmeetthemaker is how it’s made. since pretty much all of my work is bespoke commissions, ‘how it’s made’ varies depending on the project - i could be creating vector files, plotter cutting, hand cutting, scoring, folding, curling, gluing, slotting, punching, tying etc etc. speaking of ‘how it’s made’, this floral chandelier was a project i designed for @molliemakes last year 🌸✂️ the tutorial was in issue 93!
Behind the scenes... had to use arielle’s room since my office and entryway are a mess at the moment with boxes... her room is the brightest out of the whole house so it worked out today 💕 #workfromhome #stayathomemom #paperflowers #behindthescenes #backdrop #nursery #nurserydecor #paperflowershop #cardstock #madewithlove #papercraft #craftymom #crafty #handcut #floresdepapel #hechoamano #paperflowertemplates #diy #diycraft #eventdecoration #arielleelisedesigns #diydecor #kidsroom #paperflowerbackdrop
So, what do you know! i’m in the news today (swipe ⬅️)! if you read the papers this morning or checked out my instastories, you would have known that my face is plastered on the corner of the front page, ha! i’m truly honored to be mentioned alongside other creatives that are pushing the boundaries of paper. everyday i’m filled with gratitude for the opportunities given to me to make magic with paper! ❤️🙏🏻
also, can we take a moment to figure out why this sewing machine gets featured all the time?! 😂
thank you wen li from @straits_times for the writeup and aileen & ariffin for the video (which i’m way too embarrassed to share here, so y’all can go dig it out yourselves haha!)
and a massive thank you to everyone here for always being so encouraging right from the start! someone’s cutting onions in here because i think i just shed a tear.
Lots of butterfly koi ready to be framed up for @perthmakersmarket on april 7th!
these will be framed individually or in pairs but would love to frame them all up like this in a large frame one day😁