Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Welcome home!

Good morning all!

Well what can I say, despite your well wishes, I'm still feeling rubbish today, so much so that I haven't made it into work. So it's just me, my duvet, my warm slippers and some warm milk and honey! And I should also mention wi-fi - thank goodness for that!! I couldn't bear not to come here today! I felt I just had to show you what I'd been up to at the weekend. Well I say at the weekend, but this really started last week. Hours of cutting up strips and folding, and folding, and folding!!!!


I was inspired by this lovely blog (this website has a really clear tutorial though, all in photos). I loved those little stars so much I just HAD to make some. You know when you have this irrisistible urge to do something? Yep, it was like that. So I selected some christmassy paper I had lying around.



But I also very much liked the version Lina had done with some newspaper. So I picked up a free paper on my way home and got on with it.



The first star probably took me about an hour to make. Honestly, I was that bad. But after a while, I started to pick up this little crafty skill and turned into a star making machine. I'm not kidding you. The stars made out of newspaper were definitely a lot easier to make as well, something about the paper sliding more easily I guess.



These little stars of joy are now proudly displayed on my front door, well on both sides of it actually! And it makes me really happy to see them every day when I come home.



Hope you have a nice day all, I'm just going to rest my eyes for a bit! x


11 comments:

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Oh wow they are brilliant, nice work! Cheers for the link. Hope you feel better soon. Xx

The Garden Bell said...

Aren't these just too cute. Great job

The Girl said...

I love these!! Do I have time to squeeze some newspaper star-making in?

Petit Filoux said...

you know what, if you use paper that's long enough (50cm) it shouldn't take you too long!

Fancy Elastic said...

I was taken with these too... I thought I might make one for the top of my tree... yours are lovely though!

blog was this one: http://linaloo.typepad.com/linaloo/2009/12/frucool-recycled-christmas-wreath.html

Petit Filoux said...

Fancy Elastic, thanks very much, blog's been updated!!! That is such a good idea putting one on top of the tree! Wish I'd thought of it myself!

lina said...

Ooh I love the red version, very Christmassy. They are addictive aren't they?!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

These are pretty, you will have to show us how...Kx

Petit Filoux said...

BlondeDesign, this website gives really clear instructions

http://www.craftideas.info/html/german_star_instructions.html

hope you enjoy making your own! x

Liz said...

That's genius - I need to make me some of those!

Dragonfly said...

Oh wow! They are wonderful! I've got an origami wreath in my projects folder and am wondering if it'll get made this year... I'm running out of time (and steam!)