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.
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.
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:
This PDF template: Butterfly template
2 Clothes pins
String or Embroidery Floss
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.
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!