Post # 1
So I decided ages ago for various reasons that I was going to have origami flowers and that I’d make them all myself. I’ve made a whole load which are sitting in a box but still have lots more to make. When I decided this was a good idea, it was the summer after I finished my postgraduate course, and my contract didn’t start until November, so I had a LOT of spare time on my hands. Now I’m working I really don’t feel like sitting down and making a few dozen origami flowers of an evening! I really hope I didn’t choose something I won’t be able to pull off. I’ve done so many already that I’m loathe to give it up!
I also stupidly decided that I should make a prototype origami pomander to check that it would go together properly. Which essentially means that I now have a spare one in the house which is totally the wrong colour (as I used spare paper rather than the stuff I’ve got in my wedding colours) and I spent goodness knows how long individually folding 180 petals and gluing them together. Now I know it works I’m making another two in the right colours for my flower girls!
Anyone else have a similar problem? Or am I just nuts..?
Post # 3
Oh yes! I started the petal runner things last summer…grad school started late Sept and I haven’t touched it since. It took so long and so much work and I didn’t even make it half way on one side of the aisle 🙂 I decided to scrap it and now have bags and bags of stupid petals.
Post # 4
@clumsylawyer: That sounds beautiful! Wow the pomanders sound like work, but I think the method I’d take is to work out exactly how many you have to make per night for a month (or whatever) to get them done and then commit to that. I think if it were me I’d sit down the first night and end up doing them all while watching TV.
Post # 5
I’m currently 700+ cranes into a senbazuru. No idea what you’re talking about. 😉 I seriously thought of giving up repeatedly, but I think it will be really cool at our wedding, something that I spent a lot of time on, and that we keep to (hopefully) bring us luck. I work fulltime, go to school fulltime, and travel a lot. I take the origami paper with me on planes, trains, or even long car rides. Even if I do just a few at a time, it adds up.
Post # 6
@icetea: Oh dear! Hopefully you’ll either be able to use them for something else or sell them on.
@ParisM: Yes, I’m sortof doing that. I know I need another 240 petals for the poms so I’m concentrating on those at the moment.
@alyssa719: I adore senbazuru! I think that if I hadn’t decided to do the bouquets, I probably would have done that instead – by the time I’ve completed the flower girls’ poms and my and the BMs’ bouquets, I will have made around the same number of petals as I would have made cranes. Congratulations for having 700 done already. You will feel such great achievement when it’s all done!