and while I was in the bathroom at the museum, I found this little piece of art, which proclaimed "Happy Spring" on the back, along with a little note saying it was, indeed, "found art" so I didn't have to feel bad about taking it home with me.
Also downtown, the tulips on State Street are getting ready to pop - hopefully this snow won't make them think twice! We had a few other errands to run; we found a great suit for Nate to wear to a few upcoming weddings, then went to a bookstore so that I could get a book about origami.
My plan for our upcoming Easter Brunch, which Nate and I are hosting for the 3rd year in a row, is to make some origami easter "baskets" for a few party favors. It has been a while since I've done origami, so I found it best to start with a few beginner's projects. The first was a little hat for my stuffed hippo, Sammy. He wore it all afternoon.
After a few prototypes, I have more or less figured out how to make this - the book calls it a Dresden Bowl, and it reminds me of a cootie catcher, thought it is a lot more complicated to make! I've put together 6, and so far they're proving to be cheaper than what I've bought in years past (though mentally taxing), as well as a great use of the scrapbook paper that I am constantly buying with no specific plans to make a scrapbook!