Sunday, 12 December 2010

Twinkle Twinkle

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


Marigold Jam said...

How pretty and festive all your stars are. Where does one get an icing pen? Sounds great for decorating cakes and biscuits without getting blobs as I usually do using a plastic bag with the corner snipped off!


Mia said...

Hi Helen,

One kindergarten teacher here got a warm feel in heart as the twinkle little star is the number one hit (with the moves too) to show to the parents in Christmas-parties, even the smallest ones can twink :)

Thank you so much for sharing all these beautiful stars!


Anonymous said...

A lovely starry post Helen! :)
I love your fabric hearts they are gorgeous and can be used in so many ways, even after Christmas.
I also like the look of your star cookies too, mmmmm! A pen does sound so much more easy than those dreadful piping bags.
Have a cosy evening,
Vivienne x

Jane said...

Hi Helen, these are all such bright stars. I have been baking mince pies today..mmmm.
I am sure the concert was a joy to watch...the little ones do add magic to this time of year.
Jane x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, love all your starry creations. I just discovered the decorating pen for cookies too. All my adult daughters are getting them in their stockings. They all bake. The fabric stars are wonderful and I love them on the berry wreath, just brilliant! Blessings to you this holiday season, Robin❤

Teje said...

Hi Helen, I was waiting your stars...they are so wonderful like that! Lovely idea also to use other colours than only red, white, green...really beautiful! I love also all the small lights during these short days!
xxx Teje

Naturally Carol said...

You are the Star of your stars! I love your creativity with stars. I am itching to make a rag garland now with some kind of cutie pies hanging from it!

Rubyred said...

Hello Helen,
thank you kindly for the sweet comments about my garland!Love the stars, very festive!They look gorgeous with the twinkley fairy lights! Your cookies look tasty too!
Have a lovely evening!
rachel x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Helen, thanks for popping by my blog today and for your lovely comment. I really love all the crafty things on your blog and the hanging decorations are so cute! I love those gingerbread men! :) Sarah

...Nina Nixon... said...

....little star - now you've got me humming.

Nina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your decorations are lovely and the cookies look so yummy. I agree the Christmas lights are beautiful, I keep mine up in the kitchen year round.

Have a Blessed Day,
Hugs, Dani

urban craft said...

the stars are perfect for holiday garland. Looks like you are ready for a wonderful christmas. Happy 2011!