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Last week, between my return to work and a full calendar of social engagements, I have been finding places for all the wedding decorations that survived. The paper flowers have gone back to the ceiling in a more organised way.

However there are still quite a few paper flowers and dinosaurs still in need of a home. As evidenced by this box of bags of origami.
Organization for the Squshies continues to increase thanks to our new DIY whiteboard =)
The cup hooks holding pens make it especially fancy. 
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So many details

It's strange spending so much time working up to what is essentially just one big party. Certainly it is a thing worth celebrating, and a lot of fun making our own decorations and everything, but I am looking forward to spending some time not worrying about so many details.

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Origami Week 24

Not much to write about this week. Lots of petals folded again this week. Lots of petals turned into flowers. We actually ran out of room in the origami bags to hold the flowers so we started stringing them together and then hung them from the ceiling. 
Sometimes it feels silly too be spending so much time folding paper for wedding decorations but I'm really happy with how they look! Especially all hung up from the ceiling.  I'm really hoping to be able to save these after the wedding and continue to use them as decorations.  I love how much color they add to the room.
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Origami Week 23

Didn't get a picture of everything together this week. We started putting flowers together on Monday so a lot of petals were put right into flowers, plus a whole bunch that were folded just to make sets of five for flowers. 
Here's a couple dinos Jason made and some cranes Christina made.
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Origami Week 21 and 22

Missed a week of posting so this is 2 weeks worth of folding this time.  We also got a lot of origami from Christina last week that is part of this group.
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Origami Week19

Another week. Another origami pile. Small one this time.
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My first origami design

Origami Triceratops

It's not the most anatomically correct triceratops, but it is the first piece of origami that I've designed myself, rather than folding from someone else's diagram. You should be able to fold on yourself, from this hastily drawn crease pattern.
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Origami Week 18

As you can see from above, not a very big pile this week. Jason was the only one who did any folding this time around. Although I didn't do any folding, I did finish a lot of gluing. I had almost an entire reusable shopping bag full of unglued petals. Those are now all in glued petal form. Now turn them into flowers.  I also got the origami sorted by petal size, lilies, and compys this week. Had to add a few new bags to store things in, and a box because our original bags were overflowing. 
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Origami Week 17

Had a busy week this week so not a whole lot of variety in the origami.  On the plus side though we finally saw our reception and ceremony sites in person so we have a much better idea of what we need and what to do with what we already have.
So here are some mini compys, a couple duck bills, an experimental guy and another attempt to perfect the Triceratops Jason has been developing.
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Origami Week 16

Week 16!
We got some petals, more of the lily, compys and some experiments.
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