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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Seven and a Little Star Book

Today’s post re-visits a post from May of last year. It seemed fitting to include it in this year’s Advent calendar since it starts with squares, is square when closed, and can be used as a Christmas ornament.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Five and a Modular Star/Wreath

This a Robin Star, version 2. It is made from eight folded and interlocked squares of paper. The structure was designed by Maria Sinayskaya and published on-line by her in December 2012.

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Little Star Books 3

Today’s post features the third and final little star book for you to make. It’s the one at the bottom of the picture below, and is a variation of the one I posted as one of my star posts for … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2017

The holiday season tends to throw one’s regular schedule off track (especially if one writes 25 posts in a month) but I have been trying to get things a bit closer to normal. I have been occupied this week with … 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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