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Celebrating Seven Years (and Seven Stars)

July 7 is the nominal ‘birthday’ of this blog and I celebrate every year by posting a DIY star-themed project. This year I decided to share a planisphere.

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And on it goes …

Six weeks of squares have been completed. Here’s today’s: It represents the year’s shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere, just before the Summer Solstice today. Oddly enough, it is also #42.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-four and Colouring Stars

This is the fourth, and simplest, iteration of the December 1st star.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-two and Cube Stars

This is an up-dated version of a post from 2017 with instructions for an unusual star folded from strips of paper. ***** I found the instructions for these stars on a Danish website.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Eighteen and Lucky Stars

Chinese Lucky Stars were the reason I started this blog. It was one of the ways I collected wishes for my installation piece The Persistence of Hope. Every Lucky Star I folded for the labyrinth had a hand-written wish on … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Fourteen and some 3D Ornaments

We were given these paper angels by one of David’s brothers more than thirty years ago. The ornament was made by stitching together two pieces of paper, folding the ‘pages’ along the stitching line, and then cutting through all four … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Thirteen and Wax Paper Stars

Today we will re-visit a (slightly up-dated) post from December 14, 2017. ***** 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 … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Eleven and the Third Iteration of some Gift Stars

I first posted the pattern for these stars on the first anniversary of this blog.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Six and a second Interlace Star

Today’s post features a second interlace star, this time made from five strips of card stock.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Four and my Favourite Origami Star

This one is a straight re-post of my favourite folded star. These make lovely solo decorations, or they can be strung together into garlands. Warning: I found folding these to be a bit addictive. The final tuck, when everything snaps … Continue reading

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