A flurry of newspaper snowflakes has arrived at my house! I've been snipping for over a week, as I ready myself for my next window installation over at Mama Goose. My theme of winter in the woods with recycled materials is shaping up nicely. I foresee two or three tutorials emerging from this project. I may be a little scarce around here for the next couple of days as I focus on preparing my materials.
I wanted to create vertical garlands... almost mobiles... of newspaper snowflakes. These photos show my first attempt at machine sewing a delicate thread through their centers. I think it's effective and can't wait to get it just right. I have a long and deep relationship with paper snowflakes and am looking forward to sharing my tips and stories in my tutorial. Until then, The Crafty Crow's Book and Activity Advent began yesterday, and the first book lends itself perfectly to this post... Snowflake Bentley. Check out her instructions for how to fold a six sided snowflake if you'd like to give one a try today. I'll be back soon with tips and instructions for making garlands and working with newspaper. Hope you have a beautiful day!