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review 2018-03-19 12:52
Amazing Origami Boxes - Tomoko Fuse

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I just adore it when new Origami books hit Netgalley. My boyfriend and I are big lovers of origami (my boyfriend especially is pretty dang awesome with it). So yesterday I decided to open the book, get the origami papers and grab my boyfriend and get to folding.

We tried out various different models, from cute to practical. We wanted to do more, but it was already quite late so we will have to get back to the book and try a few others later. 

The book's instructions are quite clear for most of the time, though some of them had us scratching our heads and checking how the final product looks. Some reactions while folding: "Whut?" "Um, wait, how?" "WTH?" "What kind of magics is this?" 
But again, most are really good to follow and it was quite fun to see the box become real, and some looked even prettier in real life than in the pictures. 

There is a wide variety of boxes, from tiny open boxes to boxes that can close to flowers and cats. I definitely love that there were so many varieties to pick from. Though it was also quite hard as we couldn't try out all of them and had to select the prettiest ones. And then it was another hard choice as so many were pretty. :P

The photographs are very well made, often showing various sides to a project. Which really helped when we couldn't figure out the instructions. 

All in all, we really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to all who like origami. 

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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review 2018-03-14 11:17
Amazing Origami Boxes
Amazing Origami Boxes - Tomoko Fuse

by Tomoko Fuse


Origami has interested me since childhood but these 20 original designs take it to a new level. Tomoko Fuse has achieved recognition for her modular designs and these intricate boxes and dishes show why.


This is not a beginners book. However, the instructions are clear and although I think practicing on cheap paper is a good idea before using the beautiful, decorative origami papers shown in the colorful illustrations, at least most of them should be possible for anyone with patience and prepared to practice.


If you have no experience with origami, I suggest an easier beginner's book would be better to start, but some of the square boxes are reasonably easy and once those are mastered, the harder ones should be doable. As I said, practice with cheap paper first. Common printer paper can be squared by folding it over and removing the excess. When you've got the hang of a design, then the origami papers will make it beautiful.

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review 2018-01-21 15:26
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger


For more reviews, check out my blog Craft-Cycle

This book was much better than I thought it would be. I picked it up in the clearance section because I was intrigued by the cover. My expectations weren't very high, but this book definitely exceeded them. 

This is a unique story of maneuvering your way through middle school. I loved the idea of putting together a case file. This added a really interesting element to the story. Angleberger did a good job of keeping the story going though. And of course trying to figure out if Origami Yoda was the real deal or not was very fun. 

Great book. I enjoyed how much the characters learn and mature in such a short story.

The book also contains a tutorial for how to make an Origami Yoda. I haven't tried it out yet, but love the interactive element. 
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review 2017-02-10 06:46
Collection of Short Urban Fantasy and SF Short Stories by C.H. Aalberry
The Origami Dragon And Other Tales - C. H. Aalberry

This is one of the better collection of short stories I have read in a long time. These urban fantasy and science fiction stories are original, enjoyable and beautifully written.


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review 2016-08-20 09:33
Origami Chic: A Guide to Foldable Fashion - Sok Song,Sok Song

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

What I was expecting was just a fun book on folding clothes, fashionable stuff, instead I got much much more.

The book isn’t only about folding these clothes, it also gives us tips on what goes best in real life with these type of clothes. Like what shoes would be nice, or how to combine it with a certain accessory or clothing. It was really fun, and it gave the book something extra. It made it even more fashion, and even more fun. Now you can not only learn how to fold these cute clothes, but you will learn how to style it in real life.
There are also tips on what colours to use as paper, or what paper to use. For instance for the clutch that one should use thicker material and then mention what kind. It just makes the book more interactive then it already is.

I also love how the origami clothes look. They are all so much fun. The only ones I didn’t really like would be the backpack (it didn’t look like one) and the raincoat (it looked just blocky/chunky). Other than that? I loved them all, and I will be trying them all out.

For this book I selected a few (OK, in the end it turned out to be more than a few), to test if the instructions are clear, and if they are all doable. I have read a few origami books, and sometimes it isn’t always clear what you are supposed to do, or things are suddenly magically done.

I have tried out several (well OK, most :D), and I have to say they worked really well, make sure you have thin paper (not thicker origami/folding paper), we tried a bit of a thicker kind, but it was really difficult and impossible to do, though we were determined to at least try because it had such pretty colours. Luckily, we had a lot of other thin origami papers to try out.

The instructions are quite clear (with the exception of one kind, that was the folding of a small border) and folding the dresses, the skirts, and all the other clothes and also the accessories
weren’t that hard, even when a bit difficult the instructions really helped out, and even warned when there were stuff that were magnified or when you had to do things (in symbols, but also in the text underneath the figures).

And as expected, at the beginning you had a small course on what kind of different steps there are in origami. Handy for beginners, but also for those of us who do more origami, but at times forget how a certain move was done. So if you forget one you could easily scroll (or if you have a physical copy flip) back.

All in all this one is a really fun way to spend a day, you will have a lot of fun things to pick and make. Mixing and matching the clothes you made. Added jackets and sweaters and a lot more. I am sure young and old will love this. Some of the folds may be a bit tricky, but I am sure it will work out if they try it out. I would recommend this book.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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