Monday, March 21, 2011
From Our Hearts
I first read about the 1,000 cranes at Maureen's blog and then also at the Mortal Muses. Now, I'm not very talented when it comes to crafting, I'm all thumbs as soon as paper, scissors, glue and the likes are involved, but I decided to give it a try anyways, maybe just to have the feeling to be able to DO something.
Equipped with a nice piece of paper (maybe a little bit to thick) I started out with a video tutorial I had found at You Tube and was able to follow it up to a certain point and then I somehow missed how to turn and fold my paper. I was quite frustrated and told my husband about it over lunch. He offered to help me with it but I turned that offer down, knowing that such undertakings often end in a quarrel as ... ahem... I'm not always the most patient person... ;-)
Well, to cut it short, he took a piece of paper and a look at the video and started folding. I came up behind him, looking over his shoulder to see if he got it right, and then suddenly we were both peacefully folding our papers, helping each other over some difficulties and then - tada! - two cranes finished.
I processed the photo of our cranes with one of Kim Klassen's textures and I will link it up to Lisa's Creative Exchange, were you will find at least one other crane as I just discovered. As Lisa suggested, I will add our cranes to this flickr group and maybe you'd like to give it a try, too.
Have a great start into the week!