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Post #401 and a Valentine Love Note

Friday’s post was #400. Who would have thought I would keep it up this long?! In celebration, here’s an early Valentine. The Advent stars didn’t give people much lead time, so I thought posting this a month ahead would be … Continue reading

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Parcel post

I sent off some things in the mail this week. The big job was preparing an order for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Some of you may remember this jar. I wrote about Thank Your Lucky Stars on May … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Keith Newstead and Paul Spooner

I only discovered the work of Keith Newstead after getting high speed internet, but I have known about Paul Spooner since the late 1980s, when my brother-in-law gave me a book by Spooner called The Zoo of Tranquility. It contained … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-five and a star for the coming New Year

Today’s post includes two stars that are intended for New Year’s Eve: both are tatos (traditional origami paper purse), though one is based on a triangle and the other on a hexagon.

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-four and a money star

It’s the last minute and you are resorting to giving someone cash or a gift card for Christmas. (I understand that many adolescents actually prefer a prepaid credit card as a present.) There is a star you can fold out … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-three and another star bread

I plan to keep trying until I get it right. This one is really close. The last time David was baking bread, I begged one loaf’s worth of dough from the batch. The dough contained both oats and barley flour … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-two and a star bread

The star scone tasted fine but I wasn’t completely satisfied with the shape so, after more internet searching, I thought I would try a star bread. This is the result just before baking.

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-one and stars for the table

If you are so inclined, you can use stars to decorate your dining table for festive meals. Some Froebel star coasters might be nice.

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty and star-shaped boxes

For little presents, you might prefer a small box to wrapping paper, so today’s post offers two options. The first box is made from two pentagons. It is large enough to hold 1 cup (about 240 ml) of navy beans. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Nineteen and gift-wrapping stars

Time for a little rest and an easier day: no folding of complicated patterns! It’s getting close to both Solstice and Christmas and you may be thinking about wrapping presents. For smaller gifts, you can print out some of my … Continue reading

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