Monday, November 2, 2009

Origami Display at D'Monte Childcare Center Open Day

This year, 31 Oct 2009, once again, I displayed my origami art at my sister's childcare center. I brought most of my origami models this time as have 3 tables to use. However, there were much  less visitors as the Open  Day was on Saturday. Only 4-5 children visited my booth. I didn't even manage to teach any of the children to fold >< One was interested, but she wanted to fold all the difficult models.

While waiting for visitors, I folded some napkin models from a book that was given by a friend who bought it from China. 

Three types of shirt folds

Double candle


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cabbage rose

Another type of rose fold, which is called cabbage rose ( 捲心玫瑰). The diagrams in this site are in Mandarin, but folding language is universal so I was able to understand it =) Folded from a 250x250 mm florescent pink color paper. It has a lot of small pointy pedals. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Pentagon rose designed by Leong Cheng Chit
The pentagon is cut from a 120x120mm square orange color paper. The result is a 25x25mm nice looking little rose although the color came off a bit.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Grasshopper from palm leaf

Few days ago, my sister asked me if I know how to make a grasshopper from leaf. Well, we have seen people selling these leaf grasshopper at some markets or at tourist attraction places and wandering how it was made. So, I tried my hand on this model after finding some palm leaves around my apartment area but got lots of mosquito bites as it was dawn dusk >< Below is the model that I made

This is the video link of making the grasshopper from coconut/palm leaves that I followed. 

[10 Sep 2009] Updated with another 2 more leaf grasshoppers. The bigger one was using a harder leaf where it antennas were not that flexible. The back left grasshopper was the first model.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Napkin Folding #3

Last Monday, got another grey napkin from E&O after having International buffet there with family =) Suddenly felt the urge to make some napkin folds..
Lover's Knot
Crown [Not in the book]
This model was seen a lot in the restaurants last time and uses paper napkin.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Home for WALL-E and EVE

Finally, a complete home for WALL-E and EVE. Actually, last year, I have made a plastic container for them but without a nice looking background. During the last weekend, I found a suitable background from the Guardian promotion catalog which was about to be dumped =)

Even the umbrella positions are matching for both of them. On the left side are the compacted rubbish cubes.

Top view: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle behind EVE

Refer to the making of WALL-E and EVE for details on the models.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Reverse engineering - Hearts

Hearts can have different meanings, depending how you look at it. Besides the "real" meaning, it can be caring, forgiving, encouraging, supporting and comforting. A friend passed some origami hearts for me to "reverse-engineer" them. So far, I have only completed two of them and will try to diagram the steps when I have more free time =)

The left is a crane and the right is a fish, both from a single square paper. The top are the original models.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kyubi no Kitsune : Nine-tailed fox

I have wanted to make a Kyubi no Kitsune (image) from Naruto anime for quite some time but seems to be unsuccessful as only crease pattern was provided. For the pass few weeks, I started folding the crease pattern (see below) provided by Kim Young Won. The darker lines are valley folds. As the crease pattern is incomplete, I have to figure out those missing folds so that it can be collapsed into a workable base.

I started with a 245x245mm tracing paper with 40x40 grid. After some tinkering with the folds, I finally got the base ready.

The base was really thick

The completed Nine-Tailed Fox

As you can see, the legs and paws were not done properly. Final shaping will take some time. Anyhow, I was satisfied with the results.
Fox with nine tails

Top-side view

Here is a better model of the Nine-tailed fox by Guspath Go but no diagrams or crease pattern were provided. The only info is from a forum stating that about 75% of the paper is used to make the tails. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Teddy bear

Fluffy the teddy bear by Marc Kirschenbaum. I folded it with a 210x210mm dual-color paper. The result is a 70mm tall teddy bear. This should be my third time folding it, but still unable to make the proper stand at the back of the model. This was also a birthday gift as of the previous second model. The first was a test fold =) 

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Napkin Folding #2

With a the photo provided by the link below, I managed to "reverse-engineer" (a geek's term) it with some similar fold =)

Link : 

Here is what I have folded, using a real napkin. But the napkin is not square shape, so it was not that symmetrical.

More napkin folds will be coming soon on this blog...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Chocolate" Baby

Yesterday, my friend asked me if I can fold a Jack-Jack origami model. Jack-Jack is the baby from the movie "The Incredibles" and he just looks like a normal baby except when he wears the mask and with his spiky hair.


After having a thought how to fold just the head of Jack-Jack, I recalled diagrams for baby. This baby model is from Robert J. Lang's "Origami Design Secrets", folded from 125x125mm brown color baby. The final model is about 55mm height. Ops..I missed out a fold at his diapers =)

[Update] Due to popular request, I managed to get some spiky hair at the top, but the head is not 3-D anymore. As for the mask, I had to use additional paper for that =) And I fixed the "diapers". However, still missing his ears..

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Napkin Folding #1

Candle fan - this neat looking, symmetrically folded shape is designed to be inserted in a glass. It was folded with a napkin from a well-known fast-food chain =) As there is no point keeping the model, the napkin can be recycled and reused.

I have to find ways to get my hands on some other good color napkins =D

Saturday, May 2, 2009

To cat lovers..meow..meow..

Cat Herr designed by Fumiaki Kawahata, diagrams in Origami Tanteidan Convention Book 14. Folded from 250x250mm brown color paper.
15-degree Cat designed by Seiji Nishikawa, diagrams in Origami Tanteidan Convention Book 14. Folded from 125x125mm black color paper. This model looks like the cats in the Ancient Egyption time =)

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Its been two months passed since I last updated this blog. I was extremely busy with work because of the crazy tight schedule. Supposed to have one project, but because of some issues, ended up doing another project in parallel. Since the projects can be considered completed the "Phase 1", I can now have some rest before continuing with "Phase 2".

While I was browsing through some friends' photos in Facebook, I saw a photo of a kangaroo with a kind of nice "pose" =) So, searching for a kangaroo model , I made this from a 250x250mm brown color paper with diagrams in Origami Tanteidan Convention (OTC) Book 14, designed by Gen Hagiwara. This should be at least the third kangaroo model that I had folded.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Napkin Folding

Today, I was in Borders just browsing around, readung on George Soro's comic,  the recent financial panic and even a "manual" for the bridegroom. Suddenly saw this book placed at the side of a table near the children's corner at the back. Origami napkins, are mostly simple and yet elegant in display, especially during special events like weddings. As the book is on "Sale", I didn't think twice about buying it. At RM24.90 for 1100 colorful photographs of napkins and 150 ideas, plus history and etiquette on napkin, who can resist =)  This will prove useful when it is needed during special occasions. 

The Practical Guide to Napkins and Napkin Folding by Rick Beech

Saturday, February 14, 2009

~ Happy Valentine's Day ~

Happy Valentine's Day !

Two Interlocking Diamond Heart Rings by Jeremy Shafer from his book "Origami to Astonish and Amuse". Folded from a 210x210mm dual blue/red color paper. Sometimes, during wedding dinners, I will notice the photo of two wedding rings put together in the presentation slides. So, this model would make a perfect gift for the married couple.

A Token of Love by Francis Ow from the Origami Love Convention. Folded from a RM1 note and holding a 10 cents.

Love You can Bank On by Whitehead Wensdy from Origami Love Convention. Folded from a RM10 note.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

May you make lots of Moo-ney this coming Chinese New Year !

Moo-ooo...There is an Australian slang called "Wait till the cows come home".  I guess you may have heard this phrase in some movies. The meaning is to wait for all day.

This is a very nice cow, with different spots on each side, together with horns and ears, even the udder. The model is designed by Noboru Miyajima and diagrammed in Origami Tanteidan Convention Book 5. I folded it with 250x250mm black color paper.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Chinese New Year coming soon...

The Chinese New Year is just around the corner and 2009 is the year of the Earth Ox. Some will refer it is as Year of the Cow or Bull. Below are the explanation of each of the word.
Bull = Uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
Ox = An adult castrated bull
Cow = Female of domestic cattle

Anyway, there are a number of diagrams for the above animal (Maybe it is hard to differentiate between the bull and the ox in the origami model =). First, its the Bull model in Tanteidan Convention Book 11, designed by Stephan Weber, folded from a 250x250 mm brown color paper.

Guess everyone is hoping for a bullish stock market this year and the economy will recover soon. Hope everything will get better within this year.

Next, I will fold the Cow before Chinese New Year. So, stay tuned...