german paper folded stars. My grandma made them when she was young growing up in Germany. 8 or 9 years ago, with her help and the help of an online tutorial, I learned how to make them. I try to make them every year so that I won't forget. This year I wanted to try something a little different and use fabric! The main issue is, these stars are made of strips and they need to be double sided. On my first attempt I used no interfacing and folded the strip in half than unfolded and folded the raw edges to the center. It was way too thick and had no sturdiness. On my second attempt I used lightweight interfacing, folded over each strip and zig-zag stitched the edges. Finally, I tried Heat-n-Bond with two single layers of fabric! I bonded the fabrics together then cut the strips. I am SO happy with how it turned out! Now I can make lots of fun fabric ones! :) This is the tutorial I use to refresh my memory each year! It has a lot of great photos, and you can even order star paper from there too!
beautiful ornaments that Holly has been making, I knew I had to try it out! I am happy with how it turned out, but I don't think I have the paitence for too many! So much folding and too many pins! :) Here is the tutorial: Folded Fabric Star
Noodlehead Gathered Clutches for some birthday gifts! They are a big hit! :)
Today I love the..
Smell of: Cold air
Sound of: Rooney
Taste of: Kix cereal
Sight of: Snow
Feel of: Warm apartment
Good Things about Today:
- Had my last meeting of the semester, I'm officially done!
- Said meeting went great!
- Got a LOT of crafty stuff done today!
- Celebrating a friend's birthday tonight!
- I love making Christmas Ornaments!