Maori Sakai

Can I just have a little fan girl moment? Just a small squee for the magical illustrations that delight me to no end!
Maori Sakai is a freelance illustrator that has been burning up the internet via Society6, and Tumblr.

Go take a look!

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All photos and gifs. by Maori Sakai

Link Love

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Meet Jibo the world’s first family robot.

This engagement ring box will blow your mind!

Dictionary for every spell in Harry Potter.

Are these “kitty” loafers cute or what!

Fabric flowers won’t fade away.

Make your own PSL mix for home! Genius!

Homemade Crème Fraîche

Crème fraîche

Wanna know what I learned to do? I made my own crème fraîche!

I’ve been getting my supply at the specialty market, sometimes they have it at the grocery, but not often. Sour creme is a good substitute, but, I’ve always found it has just too much tang for my taste. Crème fraîche has a… creamier, sweeter, flavor along with just a bit of tang. This discovery has made me so happy! Not only is it going to save me loads of time and money, I always have half a carton of heavy creme sitting around.

Homemade Crème Fraîche
1 cup Heavy Cream
2 tablespoons Buttermilk

Pour the cream and buttermilk into a clean bowl or jar.
Cover with a paper towel and secure with a rubber band.
Set it undisturbed in a warm place for 12-16 hours. (Don’t worry the acids in the buttermilk with keep any bad bacteria at bay during the curing process)
At the end of it’s time on the counter it should be thick but still pourable.
Cover and refrigerate. Good for up to 1 week.

Maui Playlist

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If you need me i’ll be at the beach…

Miles Behind Me by Hotel Lights

Ghosts by Dirty Vegas

Zombie by Fela Kuti

The Girl from Ipanema by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass

Deep In an Ancient Hawaiian Forest by Makana

Lonestar by Lori McKenna

Stay With Me by Rod Stewart

Here Comes the Sun by Yuna

Jim the Jinn by De-Phazz

This Is The Army Of Forgotten Souls by Transglobal Underground

Paper Butterflies

It’s been ages since we made something hasn’t it? Let’s get our crafting groove going again with this simple origami butterfly.

You will need:
Printer/Scanner
This PDF template: Butterfly template
2 Clothes pins
Decorative Paper
Scissors
Pencil
String or Embroidery Floss

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1. Print the PDF, and cut out the template. You can size it however you’d like.
2. Use the template to trace the shape into decorative paper. I used a photocopy of a favorite book page.
3. Fold the paper lengthwise and crease the fold.
4. With the paper pattern facing up, begin to fold the paper into an accordion or fan fold, using the center line as a centering guide.
5. Fold the entire paper all the way up.

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6. Gather the folded paper and hold it with two clothes pins
7. Tie the center with string or decorative ribbon.
8. Remove the clothes pins.
9. Gently fan the wings up and out to create the shape.
10. Attach to packages, or hang from strings. Pretty!

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