I recently found a pattern for these sweet little origami bags that are super quick to make.
They have seven - yes 7 - pockets in them and are made from a ladies large handkerchief as used in Japan.
I couldn't stop at just one of course.
By the time I made the last one, it took me a whole 20 minutes from start to finish! Now I have put aside some unused scarfs to make a bigger model. They would be great for a fete or as a gift. The pattern can be found here.
We managed to get to a local conservation park this week with our Birdwatchers Club for some bushwalking and bird spotting. Grey skies weren't great for the birds, but we were happy to find a pair of Scarlet Robin in amongst the list of species we found. This is what the female looks like:
And the male is much prettier and brighter:
These two photos were taken on a much sunnier day some time ago.
We also came across this little fellow:
a Spiny Anteater curled up in a ball with his head tucked in!