Friday, December 10, 2010

Snowflakes

We had such a great time making paper snowflakes last year that we could hardly wait to do it again.  Last time we were all a little sad to take them down ("Shouldn't we SAVE them?") but we knew it would be more fun just to make more.  And finally we did.
Seb and Abe were both really impressive cutters this year.  I couldn't believe how good their snowflakes were.  And Ky, amazingly, thought gathering scraps into little piles was the best job of all, and was content to do that all the time we were cutting.  There were scraps everywhere---it looked like it really had snowed in the kitchen.

Some of my favorite creations this year:
 Sun/wheel

 Bunnies

Above you can see the snowman/antler design on top, and then we have the ornament/six-pack ring in the center bottom.  Plus one of Abe's on the left, and one of Seb's on the right.

 Abe's rockets---big and small.  Can you see both?  Some look like the space shuttle ("with fire coming out") and others are rockets on the launch pad.

 One of Sebby's snowflakes on the left (amazing!) and spiderweb on the right

 Christmas trees and star (Abe)

 Lace---and are those some of those optical illusion face/vases? (What theory of perception is that? Gestalt?)

 Spirals and star

Owls---or should I say, snowls?

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! What a great idea--I'm going to steal it and put it on my advent chain next year. This year, we might have to do it just because.

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  2. gestalt--gedecht? Amazing! I struggle with snowflakes every year. Do you start with a square piece of paper and then fold and fold and fold? Then do you cut it off again? argh, I wish I could join your blizzarding. Looks like so much fun.

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  3. It's a little like chips - you can never get away with just one, can you? There's that element to breeding horses, too - but I imagine you can see that breeding is a little more problematic -

    my security word is "metiv" which sounds a little like Hanukkah, eh?

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  4. Snowflakes are my favorite--we have forgotten to make any yet--thanks for the rminder! (yes, rminder.)

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  5. Marilyn, I am thrilled I found your blog! I was trying to remember the title, but couldn't, so I stalked a bit until I did. I was craving to see some of your recipes. You are a great writer and supply some delicious-looking recipes. What a treat. Oh, and I love the look of those snow flakes!

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