do you know my friend origami_est?
if you don't you should.
esther and i met over instagram and after oohing and ahhing over each other's work became good internet buddies. she is, as you would expect from her name, an origami artist and an incredibly talented one at that.
esther's work is very intricate and quirky and she has such an amazing eye for detail and presentation. above is a pic of her bunny garland kits. how cute?? not only is esther's handwriting to die for (i actually have an obsession with pretty handwriting...it isn't a talent i was blessed with and am in awe of anyone who is) but the instruction cards are printed on polaroid-esque cards with dymo labelling. honestly it is all killing me!
i bought a few of these kits for ruby and nieces and g-d daughter's and the like and they really are the sweetest thing. ruby and a pal made these below over half term last week. we still have the (hand felted) tails and ribbon to attach but they are just the cutest.
esther has kindly bought papers from me to use to make her origami pieces (including this pretty brooch) and has most recently made these lovely envelopes with my allotments. i just love them!...and if you do too go here to get some yourself.
the other wonderful thing about esther ("is esther's a wonderful thing...") is that all her selling is completely altruistic...as she gives all her proceeds to Stop The Traffik, a non-profit organisation that aims to stop human trafficking.
i really really hope to meet esther in real life someday soon and if i could i would go to her workshop at Smug in Camden Passage on 6 April. please go if you can and go support a girl who is worth supporting and is extremely talented and lovely to boot.