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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Fourteen and a window star

Decorative stars folded from sheets of translucent paper make a great seasonal window decoration. There are many sites on the web that offer folding patterns, and most of them suggest using kite paper. Since I am trying to limit materials … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Thirteen and a woven paper star

Today’s star is called a Scandinavian woven star, or Advent star, or Finnish star, and probably other things. I made this star using 12 strips of paper. Since I was working from memory, I managed to glut it together the … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twelve and Cube Stars

I found the instructions for these stars on a Danish website. When I asked Google translate for the English translation of terningestjerne it gave me dice star, but the translation of terning is cube, so I suspect that cube star … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Eleven and two star books

Time for another venture back into the book arts: star books. These are two star books closed: Many readers will recognise the form. You can find instructions for this in many places on the internet (like here and here): my … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Ten and some quilt star cards

One of the places that stars are used for designs is in quilting. There are all-over designs that form a star and there are individual blocks that are stars. Layouts from the latter can be used to make greeting cards.

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Four and a crocheted star garland

It’s the fourth day of the Advent Calendar, and time for textile followers. Today’s project is a crocheted star garland.

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Teaser

It’s the time of year for celebratory gift giving in many cultures, and I traditionally give my readers something. Last year’s gift was a DIY Christmas accordion book. I will be celebrating 20,000 views for the year shortly (just over … Continue reading

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Still Sorting (but actually getting some work done)

The interminable process continues: I am working on clearing my work surfaces bit by bit. Things that are work-related but have no specific home in the house got piled on my two work benches while I was clearing other parts … Continue reading

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Printing and Packing and Other Stuff

Much of my work time for the past week was spent on the annual Beeston calendar. By Thursday afternoon all thirty one had been printed, cut to size (by David with the help of Ko-Ko), and wrapped. I decided to … Continue reading

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It’s Canada, It’s Winter — Get Used To It

The title of today’s post is a quotation from former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation meteorologist Claire Martin. It seems appropriate. The average low for this time of year is -7.5°C. It’s good weather to be working on the annual Byopia Press Beeston … Continue reading

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