Winter stars twinkling in the frosty sky - and fabric stars twinkling on a ribbon garland on my dresser. The ribbon here also has some little twists of red and white selvedge scraps added here and there randomly along it. The idea is to create a relaxed look, nothing too perfect - it's just for fun...
It's been rather a starry time here in other ways too. Like going to Charlie's first Nursery Nativity, where we got this song sheet (crumples thanks to little Daisy) where the words had a slight tweak on the version we normally sing. I do love how children's educators are now so creative with nursery rhymes and songs - and have sometimes added lots of new verses to ones the ones we used to sing.
There has also been some gingerbread baking again - some of the starry kind, and some of the heart, tree, gingerbread men, holly leaf kind....
....but as this post has a starry theme I'll just show you the starry cookies for now. I iced them with my new icing pen - I was so thrilled to discover this - my drawing with it is not quite as good as with my Rotring pen but it's definately a step in the right icing direction, and much less stressful than those squidgey icing bags.
And here is another use for my little fabric sewn stars - on a twinkly lit up star and berry wreath. I love the little Christmas lights sooo much, I look forward to seeing them beaming through the darkness every day.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and enjoying all the good things this season is bringing. Sending you lots of starry moments, cosy warmth and twinkling lights. xx
I am a designer, author, illustrator, stitcher and I just love crafting and making things. I live on the North West coast of England with my lovely husband. My family mean the world to me - I have two amazing grown up daughters and four sweet grandchildren - three boys and a girl.