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Chez Larsson

Origami Butterfly Mobile

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So a number of you wanted to know more about the butterfly mobile I hung over the new desk. I don't know if you could see that properly but the butterflies are origami, i e folded from 15 cm / about 6 inch square origami paper. When Wille and I sorted out the stuff in his room we came upon an old packet of these papers and I wanted to do a butterfly after seeing it in this post by reader Ania.   Couldn't find the instructions for that particular species which is super cute but I found the one above by Oxford Origami googeling.  Here's a little video I shot today of how to fold a butterfly just like the ones above. The body part at the end took a bit of figuring out but it's actually pretty easy. Be sure to make that first fold nice and neat or you will have the inside white showing further down the line. I used a mobile structure which I already had at home and simply clipped my butterflies on there but you can find mobile structures in craft stores or at least the materials to make your own, Think thin dowels and string.

Origami Butterfly Mobile

365 Day 190-196

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It's summer. It's hot. It has been for the duration of my vacation. That's a first for sure! Wille and I sit in the lawn chairs in the early evenings and have a snack. These donuts are better than Dunkin's! All the windows and doors are wide open to get a bit of a breeze. Bonus and Mini take turns to lie on the front door mat. That's Bonus. I haven't read this many books in a long time. I'm on my third crime novel; The Snowman by Jo Nesboe. Oh how I wish I didn't listen to my mom when planting a climbing rose at the front of the house. Just imagine if this were white, cream or pink instead… My lip balm is in the refrigerator. Wille and I took a bike ride to the local beach (only five minutes away) and when I got back it was a sorry sight. These are shown 1:1… Martin planted an avocado pit in a pot inside a while ago and used pure compost for soil. The avocado plant grew but so did these. We now have 12 tomato plants but so far these are our crop to be. Martin is very proud. Martin and Wille left the day before yesterday to go to the south of Sweden where my mother in law lives. While they are away I have a zillion paint projects including the yellowed trim in the hallway. Here it's just taped out but I'm actually almost done! Still to paint; bathroom door, door to stairwell and inside of entrance door. I hope to get a chance to paint the stairs before summer's over as they could really use a coat or two.Last few days of staycation btw. Start work on Monday… Have a lovely weekend!

365 Day 190-196

Din-Din

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We feed Mini and Bonus dry cat food for the most because it's supposedly healthier for them. Our vet visited a "wet" cat food plant a while ago though and says there's probably better food in those wet bags than in some school canteens over here… BUT since we want to make sure our babies (hmmm, this year Mini, Bonus and I are actually the same age..) get all the nutrients they need and to make sure their plumbing is ok at all times we try to keep the wet food more as snacks or smaller meals. Us people had a hard time keeping track of how much we'd given them though and we kept asking each other "did you just give a bag", "how many have they had today" and " have they had enough?". According to Bonus there has never ever been enough so I came up with a plan.  In the morning we clip the three alotted bags together with an office clip and as we remove the bags one by one during the day we can all see how much they've had that day. When someone takes the last bag the clip gets clipped to the container. I can't tell you how great this system is! And sooo simple.

Din-Din