Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A December Day Out in Oxford

It's another end of the year meet up with Miss Rock! Is it strange that I only meet up with her once a year? Mmmmm nah, I think it's good for us otherwise we'll be spending a lot on travelling around the UK and doing loads and loads of walking as we do every year.

This year we ended up going to Oxford after debating whether to go to the British Museum or Greenwich and with weather permitting. We didn't go on the Saturday as planned as it was cloudy and cold as predicted by the weather peeps (that's when I ended up watching an emotional ending to The Hobbit T_T) . Sunday 28th was just a perfect sunny day and it lasted throughout the whole day. (^_^)v Both Miss Rock and I have been to Oxford when we were young but I was a baby and Miss Rock was 6 years old and we both don't have many memories of the area... 

Off we trekked to Paddington Station, bought our train tickets for £24.20 each (the off peak ones), and then continued to catch up with a whole years gossip (not the entire year, but you know what I mean)... Whilst we were waiting, we unfortunately encountered a person having an epileptic fit. I think people didn't know what to do and started crowding around... the gentleman recovered a bit but wobbled about. :(

Anyway, back to the trip! As soon as our platform number was announced it was time to rush to the train (more like run) as a lot of people were heading for the same train! OMG!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Paddington Bear Hunt

I love Paddington Bear but after my Japan trip I was too tired to go out and find them all... However I did find a few (a very small few), some just of the blue and I was just at that point when I didn't really want to write about them, but I am today since I found the original design at Paddington Station with Miss Rock on our return home from Oxford.

The hunt finishes today on December 30th and I only found 5 out of the 50. I think that's enough for this blogpost right? (I'm one tired geek here! Cut me some slack!).

Here's the five I found...

Rainbow in Covent Garden, there was another one Covent Garden but I didn't go looking for it.
Blush in Leicester Square.
Paddington Lloyd Webber in China Town
Paddington Lloyd Webber

Wonders of the World at London Bridge Station
Wonders of the World
And finally Paddington in Paddington Station. Didn't go out of Paddington Station to find the others. It was long day spent in Oxford!

Monday, 29 December 2014

End of Year 3D Origami: Part 3 - Frozen

Oh dear. I'm not sure how I ended up making the Frozen characters.

I originally started off with Olaf during one of my meetings. It was going to be a long and boring one and so I had to make do with some white scrap paper and do something.

Olaf - I finished Olaf after work one day and thought he was so cute!! This is actually the second version of him, the original one has loads of superglue on its side as I tried to add the feet on.

Elsa - So as soon as I finished Tom and Jerry my colleague really wanted me to start making Elsa (and she also wanted the Olaf above). These are going to be birthday gifts. Material for the drape of the dress was not that hard to find in East Street Market (it was quite cheap too), but I think I might need to make more of her to use up the rest of the material. I bought a meter of material!

Anna - And finally I made Anna. But I think no one likes her. Everyone likes Elsa. ¬,¬"" Strange. I think she's quite pretty here. 

I was quite busy on Christmas Day. I spent a good 4 to 5 hours of my day creating another Elsa and my third Olaf (another present it seems)! Such a hard working geek working on Christmas Day. Even packaged these in cellophane to save my friend/colleague from having to wrap it all.

Just remembered I actually have lots of models to make next year which I promised to make for some people this year! Sigh. It's back to work.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

End of Year 3D Origami: Part 2 - More Cute Characters & Mourhino

Fact: Did you know that 3D origami is originally Chinese and is also known as Golden Venture Folding as it was popularized by some illegal Chinese immigrants who were aboard a ship called Golden Venture which was heading to the USA. Think I need to make a swan!

All of the following pieces are all for my colleagues. They just love to give me a really hard challenge. 

Elephant - this was a hard design, I had a look at other people's designs and just came up with this one. It was my best effort since making the lion! ^_^ I hope Mrs Jewelry likes it!!

Minion - the person who bought the Family Guy set wanted a minion for his partner and so I created this really cute minion. ʘ‿ʘ

This minion is heading for a safari...
José Mourhino - Mrs Jewelry keeps asking for more and she really wanted a sports player. Well she wanted José Mourhino in a Chelsea football suit. Hmmm. It doesn't look like him though. I tried. ¬,¬"

Pumpkin - Before I went to Japan, I made this pumpkin as it was Halloween. There's no point taking pictures of the sides and back since it's all the same colour and no change in patterns. 。。(ノ´д)ノ

Santa Claus - Mrs Hen wanted a big Santa Claus for her living room, so I spent one Friday evening... maybe a good 5 to 6 hours. Such hard work making him!! Even given him an empty brown sack.

Had to make another Batman for Master H as Miss Pinky destroyed the one I made for him a few months ago! Geez Miss Pinky!!!!

One colleague of mine who just came back from maternity leave asked if I could make Tom and Jerry for her son for Christmas and I said I would try... It was hard work making their faces. I cheated on Jerry's face... They are not my greatest designs...



Have a few more designs to show, so come back!!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

End of Year 3D Origami: Part 1 - Justice League

3D origami has been so popular for me this year. It's just been incredible making all these characters with glue, paper, pipe cleaners, card and bits n bobs from Poundland, Paperchase and other stationary shops. My friends and colleagues just keep coming back for more and I think I'll be making more new designs next year. Just need to bang my head against the wall first thing on New Year's Day because I don't know why I didn't stop. Damn you friends and colleagues! (⑉・̆⌓・̆⑉)

First bunch here is the rest of the Justice League for Master H (he hasn't paid me yet and owes me all his pocket money, wahahahahaha)! He loves these characters and I think he told Miss Pinky to make them a long time ago. I've already made Batman and Superman and those are in my previous posts.

Captain America - Can't help calling Captain America in an American deep voice... I think I got it from the film or cartoon.

Captain America's Shield

Green Lantern - Didn't have a green ring so I coloured it in on one of the hands. His right hand.

Flash - The theme song of The Flash (Flash a aaaaa... that one) is not the theme song for this character. My brother told me off. ¬_¬""

Martian Manhunter - Never knew this martian was part of the Justice League!

Aquaman - You can't see his eyes because I used light blue paper and I pictured this with a flash.

Wonder Woman - Here I used strips of black paper, curled it with my scissors and stuck them on the back of her head.

Come back to see more! (^_^)v