Summer may be slowly slipping away from us as August speeds by and September approaches, but it won’t stop me from holding onto the warm weather and enjoying it for as long as I can. The weather has been good up here on the coast this year, and I intend on soaking up all of the sunshine until it’s gone, as in the meteorological calendar it’s not officially autumn until September 1st! Until then, I am still in holiday mode, and proudly wearing my sunglasses everywhere I go, even if there are clouds on the horizon.
That feels strangely like a metaphor for life I should be adopting…except the best, even if the worst is looming. A true optimist at heart, always.
With that in mind, I decided it was time to bring some of that summer feeling indoors in the shape of an origami corner bookmark! I’ve made a fair few of these before, and I always use the same base that the brilliant Red Ted Art uses in most of her corner bookmark videos – here is a good example as the design is fairly simple and it shows you how to get the basic corner bookmark shape if you want to make one yourself.
So after I got my initial base, I went for my own design by adding some dark green banana-style leaves to the top corner, which I simply cut out of green paper, and then doodling on some colourful floral patterns for contrast. At the moment I’m really inspired by all of these tropical prints that are on everything from tumblers and mugs to pillows and duvet covers. I don’t know if I have an aesthetic as such, as I chop and change a lot, but if I ever had to choose one it would be a botanical/tropical/floral theme for certain.
These are always so fun to make and so quick too, and the possibilities for these are endless.
A good, bright way to start the week I think!
Hope you’re all doing well and had a wonderful weekend.