Posts Tagged "Hanna Andersson"

Inspired by Hanna

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 in Other Crafts & Crafty People | 1 comment

I happen to stumble upon Hanna’s blog, and I’m sure glad I did.  She is full of ideas and encouragement to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes.  Her book  A Creative Year is a joy to read.  I was debating on buying it because it is not cheap but it is all worth it, an early Christmas present to my self.

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One of Hanna’s passion is creating what she calls “softies” most often times made from materials that she “thrifted”.

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Inspired by her love of making softies, I made an origami cat, kind of the color of Hanna’s cat Smilla.  I can almost say that this free form origami because there was no pattern.  This is my first attempt at a cat and I’m sure I will do better next time.

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I think I should have made her ears more pointy.  I filled her body with rice and fiberfill, the rice made her sit without turning over.  After, I crocheted her tail I inserted craft wire to make her tail poseable.

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My little “softie” cat looks just like she is going places inside this energy drink recycled gift bag with paper beads handle.

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I hope somebody from somewhere inspired you today.

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