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Apple of my eyes

I have been searching desperately for a specific origami box on the Net and complain to Paprika that I could not find the pattern. It’s not really a box actually, there is no lead. I like the design with triangular petals and double sided paper –like the one I bought last week. I did it once from a book we had in Paris -unfortunately we had to get rid of when we moved.

Of course, my natural eagerness, pushed me to go for an other option and I did a simple square box. Like a favor box. As soon as I did it, I felt a little bit puzzled. What could I put in ? Jewels ? Beads ? … No ! I imagine little sweets in !

Last night, Paprika did find out the pattern of THE box -I guess in 5 minutes, like usually ! – and send it to me by email to surprise me ! Isn’t it sweet ? I will be able to show you one soon.

Why sometimes, when I don’t know, should I keep it simple and I don’t ? ‘Même pas peur’ !… Instead of making plain cookies, I had in mind Fanny’s lovely sablés ! I liked the bi-color idea and decided to go for a cocoa version. It was fun to do it, but as you can see on the pictures, my sablés look like finger food ! They are only 3cm diameter. The reason is I divided proportions into two. I don’t have a couple of hungry children at home so I did not want to end up with 30 sablés !

Never mind, they are tiny, but edible and not too sweet, I prefer ! Just ready to offer !

Sources: Recipe from Fanny at Foodbeam
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Paper design

I bought these lovely papers Cristina Re from the ‘paper couture collection’. I like them ! First, I should say that I’m a pattern lover, a paper lover, a texture lover, because people will probably not understand why I’m so excited about these paper sheets ! I really like for example, in a fabric shop to touch and feel the texture of each fabric and look at all the patterns. The same in a paper shop. I share this paper addiction with my sister. Before, I really enjoyed to shop for paper with her in Paris. She’s used to come yearly in France for holidays and refill her stock of paper cause she does frames. I like specially her frames for kids !

As I’m not framing and don’t have any idea what I’ll do with these papers, I’ll have a look at the girly site of Christina Re to inspire me…

Oh, by the way, I just want to share one more thing made from paper ! I like it cause it combines paper and architecture: Origamic architecture. The work done by Ingrid Siliakus and Masahiro Chatani is so amazing !… and if you want to see more

J’ai acheté ces jolis papiers Cristina Re de la ‘collection papier couture’. J’aime beaucoup ! Avant tout, je dois préciser que je suis une amoureuse de motif, une amoureuse de papier, une amoureuse de texture, parce que sinon personne ne comprendra pourquoi je m’excite pour un morceau de papier ! J’aime par exemple, dans un magasin de tissus, toucher chaque tissu et regarder les motifs. Idem dans une papeterie. Je partage cet intérêt pour le papier avec ma soeur. Avant, j’avais plaisir à faire les magasins de papier avec elle, à Paris. Elle a l’habitude de venir chaque année en France pour les vacances et elle profite pour remplir son stock de papier, parce qu’elle fait de l’encadrement. J’aime beaucoup ses encadrements pour enfants !

Comme je ne fais pas d’encadrement et que je n’ai aucune idée de ce que je vais faire du papier, je vais faire un tour sur le site très fifille de Cristina Re pour m’inspirer…

Au fait, je veux juste partager une dernière chose, en papier toujours ! J’aime parce que c’est une association de papier et d’architecture: l’architecture origami. Le travail réalisé par Ingrid Siliakus et Masahiro Chatani est tout simplement impressionnant !…et si vous voulez en voir plus