Monday, July 14, 2008

1000 cranes project

One of the newest websites that I am addicted to is Folding Trees. They are asking for contributors to post 1000 cranes made out of recycled paper. The story of the paper cranes is as follows (Taken directly from the Folding Trees website). This is my contribution, made out of a security envelope, with the photos taken in Lennox park here in Canberra.

"The paper crane has become an international symbol of peace in recent years as a result of it’s connection to the story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki born in 1943.

Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. As she grew up, Sadako was a strong, courageous and athletic girl. In 1955, at age 11, while practicing for a big race, she became dizzy and fell to the ground. Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, “the atom bomb” disease.
Sadako’s best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve."

she decided she was worth it...

I borrowed this idea from here, love the little picture. The picture and most of the other stuff came from and IT Kit, lots of fun.The caption should be tatooed on all new mothers - just to remember to spoil yourself.

Also loving this guy - what a great thing to do with your life.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Meaghan and I had a bag making session on Tuesday. It was fun picking out the ribbons for Meaghan's bag. My bag is an Amy Butler design (Frenchy shoulder bag) with her fabric available here. Love the heavy weight material. I will have to search for some of her other materials as the range available in Canberra is quite limited.