Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Rainbow Stars and Silver Pinecones

We've been enjoying ourselves...

...with coloured tissue paper squares and these tutorials. We've been making the basic & checked designs. Such fun! I initially came across them through some recent blog surfing when I discovered Fioleta's lovely blog. I believe they're popular with the Waldorf/Steiner community but this is the first time I'd come across them. A managed to make one of the basic ones herself but found the checked one a little more tricky to fold.

Ahem, they're a little addictive (there are another three already in other rooms of the house with squares prepared for more). The white one top left is the one I made as a prototype when I couldn't find the tissue paper. We experimented with some different colour combinations but the rainbow ones are my favourite.

Last week I entered a giveaway on another lovely blog this time belonging to Teresa Kasner who stays in the beautiful Pacific North West. Her blog is a great collection of posts about family life, the beautiful area in which she lives and crochet, so we have a lot in common. And I was the lucky giveaway winner!

It didn't take long at all for the parcel to wing its way from the north west of the US to the north west of the UK.

Inside were these beautiful silver pinecone earrings, specially made by Teresa.

The beads are moss agate. Teresa also makes them with other stones, here's a link to her etsy shop for more details.

And here's me wearing them. Thank you Teresa, I do like them very, very much indeed.

10 comments:

by Teresa said...

Dear Anne, I love your tissue stars, so pretty and bright on the window, I will go look at that site and check them out.

I'm super pleased that my package made it to Scotland so fast and the package arrived in good shape!

You look beautiful in them! So happy you like them!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Vintage Squirrel said...

oohhhh such a feast of rainbow colours. What a fabulous effect with patience and some tissue paper - wow! Those earrings are really lovely too. I shall have a look at Teresa's etsy shop now.

June said...

I do like those stars - and those earrings!
June

Jacey said...

Those stars are fantastic, they look so pretty and bright.
Beautiful earings, lucky you. xx

Hazel said...

Those stars are gorgeous and the earrings too. You lucky girl. xx

Helen said...

Oh Anne, I love those stars. Thank you for the link. I'm off to buy some tissue paper and give them a try.
Cheers
Helen

Andrea... said...

Oh those tissue stars are fabulous....I think my boy would like to have a go at those. And what goregeous earrings...and handmade too. Lovely. I see that Buzz is admiring them too! xx

Suz said...

ooooh! got to make some of these..off to buy a pack of tissue paper right now
Thanks for sharing link
Hugs Suz x

Julia said...

Those gorgeous coloured stars!! I think they're beautiful - I know a little girl who'd like those too, can I feel an Easter Holiday project coming on? Quite likely yes, so thank you for sharing your lovely photos and the link.
Also love your new earrings, what a beautiful giveaway, they look lovely on you!

Love Julia x x x

Beth said...

Oh you lucky lady winning those lovely earrings, they are beautiful as are the rainbow stars, we will definitely be having a go at those over the coming days here in Pox (chicken) Towers ;) Bx

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