My great niece Iris was one of my inspirations - at a year old she amazed us all by throwing her arms in the air and shouting 'hurray' for no particular reason - so I couldnt resist making a paper version of her doing just that...
her little cardigan took me the longest time to make and looks a bit chunky here though it is actually very fine silky thread! When making again I must remember that action figures look great but are extremely hard to dress with limbs going in all direction - static is good and clothes-shaped is better so next time I will be making very different figures!
Here is a longer view with her sitting on the wall - temporarily - she is going to my niece Zoe, Iris's mum when they get back from holidays.
Next on the finished pile is my angel - again with the benefit of hindsight the wings would have been better made of fabric! very hard to dress this one. But I am happy with the end result - here is a front view - at a bit of an odd angle as I was photographing from underneath her!
When I'd finished my two figures completely I still had a bit of time to try out an idea. I'd looked at Danielle's Pinterest pins - follow the link on ragtales.blogspot.com - there is so much to inspire on Pinterest. One of the things I loved was a paper feather - using a sheet of music and cutting the feathered bit of the feather - check out todolwen.blogspot.com - isnt it lovely:
Here is my painted peacock feather - I think it holds a host of possiblities!