Archive for October 2013

Hang a Froebel Star Upon the Highest Bough...

Christmas is coming soon, which means it's time to start folding Froebel Stars again. I discovered Frobel, or Germanic, Stars last year and spent many hours happily folding as a result. I followed the Youtube tutorials found here and here, which may seem confusing at first, but are actually pretty easy to follow if you pause the video often to avoid getting left behind. The slowest part is cutting the paper into the strips. I used 1/2 inch strips and I would like to experiment with a paper shredder so see if it could be set to that width. However a guillotine for paper would probably work quite nicely as well.

In other news, I am in the process of listing Christmas items in my shop:
Birds of a Feather Gift Tags.
Shining Star Christmas Card, with a Froebel Star to keep it company.
Hand Lettered Christmas Card.

There will be lots more items coming over the next few weeks. For those in the Ottawa/Gatineau area Butterbean Design will be at two upcoming artisan fairs: Idle Hands Art, Craft and Vintage Sale: Holiday Edition On Sunday, December 1, from 10:00 - 5:00 at St Anthony's Banquet Hall, 523 St Anthony Street in Ottawa, and also at the Urban Craft Christmas Fair, on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 -3:00 at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave, also in Ottawa. Both shows are juried and have great vendors with a wide variety of items for sale, so it is definitely worth a trip out. 

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