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The Creative Process Behind The Giant Dinosaur Mobile

The Creative Process Behind The Giant Dinosaur Mobile

About nine years ago I used some birthday money to buy several instructional origami books – one of those books was about origami dinosaurs.  I had plans to make a mobile with dinosaurs one day and I thought having a book like this might come in handy.  Well, it only took nine years but I finally got a request for a dinosaur mobile last month.  I was super excited because now I had the chance to use the book I bought!     A recent customer asked if I could make her another giant mobile, but this time with dinosaurs...

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The Value of Custom Orders to a Handmade Seller

The Value of Custom Orders to a Handmade Seller

 As a handmade seller, I tend to be reluctant when I get a request for a custom order. Custom work tends to take more time than anyone likes, and it takes away time I could be using towards increasing my inventory of best selling items. My most popular mobile size and style is a Large Paper Crane Mobile which can take up to 3 1/2 hours to make from start to finish, 1 hour and 15 minutes of that is taken up by folding the paper cranes. Another popular mobile I sell, the Under the Sea Mobile in the same...

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