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Crafting On :: In the Hot Sun

It must be around ninety degrees right now. We are in with our air conditioning and ice cubes. We spent the morning with my parents, picking currants and raspberries. The two younger ones fell asleep on the way home, full and exhausted. I really, really want to do more creative things lately, so I spent quiet time making my first window stars.

Christmas in the Family

While there are whole books devoted to folding them, I used the instructions in Christmas in the Family.  Likewise, The Children's Year and Around the Year have instructions for them.  I used paper I found at the Charlottesville Waldorf School shop.  Each star took just two pieces!  I was so pleased and relieved!

Pink and Purple Star

Here's the one for the children's room.
Willow chose the colors.

Gold and Yellow Star

And here's the sun for the dining room.
I stuck them up using a glue stick.
As you can see, I need to work on lining them up neatly.
Still, I am pleased.  I can see making these as gifts.

For more crafting, visit Frontier Dreams.


( 10 trees — Plant a Forest )
Jun. 16th, 2015 10:00 pm (UTC)
window stars
they look great! i haven't made window stars in ages. :D
Jun. 18th, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
Re: window stars
Jun. 18th, 2015 05:31 am (UTC)
I would really love to make these with the kids! Which book gives the best instructions?

Jun. 18th, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
Of mine, it's Christmas in the Family. You can find several books on Amazon, even for a penny, too. But, the ultimate in no-clutter and frugality is here: http://arwenart.com/tutorials/windowstars/
Jun. 18th, 2015 10:28 am (UTC)
Christmas in the Family is out of print, unfortunately. Livejournal won't let me edit my comment. It is a lovely book, though.
Jun. 23rd, 2015 01:50 am (UTC)
Thank you for the recommendation. I'll keep my eyes open for it!
Jun. 19th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
These are so cool. I've always wanted to make some!
Jun. 20th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
They're pretty easy, just a matter of piecing them together neatly. I used a glue stick and then just stuck them to the window.
Ginger Schneider
Jun. 20th, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
Those are soooooo beautiful. Are you sure that's paper?? That purple and pink one looks like jewels!
Jun. 20th, 2015 06:51 pm (UTC)
The light changes everything, doesn't it? We'll have to make you one and send it for your birthday. Pardon the lateness. ;-)
( 10 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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