Kirigami Story/Poem Mobile

Kirigami is a great way to create fun and inventive works of art. It’s the kind of craft that can recycle different materials like paper from many of the common items that are found around the home.

Here’s a great project for a kirigami mobile where you can hang special messages, poetry or even a child’s favorite story.

You will need:

First, choose a few passages from a poem or story or write your own. (I chose passages from Romeo and Juliet)

Next, draw or print the first word (or one of the first words) from each passage in your favourite font on paper you would like to cut out from, making sure there is enough room above and below it to write the rest of the passage. (I chose the words “Juliet” “Romeo” and “Heaven”)

*If you have paper that can’t go through a printer, simply print the words on a plain piece of paper and then layer it with the piece you would like to cut out.

Next, cut the words out on a cutting mat with a scalpel knife. If you’ve layered the printed paper, make sure it’s on top of the paper you would like to use in the mobile so you can follow along those lines. Once you’re done, toss the cut out printed sheet or think of another craft project.

Next, you can punch a hole at the top of your passages or just thread the ribbon through the cut outs. If you would like to add some pop colours, just place colourful paper to the back of the kirigami cut out. (I used red behind my kirigami words to match the ribbon)

Finally, tie the ribbons to the dowel or bamboo and hang with a loop or a screw in hook at the top.

You can create home decor for yourself or give these as a gift for special occasions. Enjoy!

Simple Origami Envelopes Using Junk Mail

I don’t like throwing away junk mail or scrap paper but I also hate hording it…..I suppose the show “Hoarders” scared me….. so I decided to use the paper to make simple money envelopes when paying for deliveries like Mama Earth Organic Food Deliveries

To make your own:

Apple-Pear Upside Down Cake

Same recipe as I posted earlier for an upside down cake but this time with pears and apples that I forgot about in the refrigerator….oops…. *(>_<)*

Upside Down Cake Recipe (Strawberry-Blueberry and Gooseberry!)

We had two containers filled with blueberries and strawberries that I wanted to bake with and since we have a gooseberry bush in the backyard…… I decided to bake with them too!

You Will Need:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

2-4 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

strawberries and blueberries or gooseberries


Preheat oven to 350°F

Lightly and evenly coat baking pans with cooking spray. (I choose any size and shape I have handy)

Mix strawberries and blueberries (or gooseberries) in a bowl with brown sugar and place it in the bottom of the baking pan in one even layer.

Mix other ingredients in a separate bowl mixing until smooth and pour it over the fruits in the pan.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool and chill before flipping it over.

Serve and enjoy!

Stay Tuned for a Great New Recipe!

Apologies for not posting lately…..there’s no excuse for it (-_-);

I’ll make time tonight to give you a yummy recipe that’s perfect for summer *^_^*